J1 Canadian Championships begin Thursday in Whistler - Super-G, GS, Slalom - BC Alpine Ski Association
Monday, March 5, 2012

 

CALGARY, ALTA. (March 5, 2012) – The J1 Canadian Championships will be held in Whistler, B.C., from March 8 to 11 and will showcase the top 15- and 16-year-old racers from across Canada. The racers will be competing in men's and ladies' super-G, giant slalom and slalom and the top overall male and female racers will receive a round-trip ticket from KLM-Air France to fly to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

“The J1 championship is a critical benchmark in Canadian ski racing, allowing athletes to gauge their progress against the best Canada has to offer at that age," said Jean-François Rapatel, Alpine Canada’s national athletic director. "It is also a great opportunity for them to qualify for the senior national championships and also an opportunity to get an invitation the annual Alpine Canada Prospect Evaluation Camp.”

Key event highlights

• The overall male and female winners – based on four races – will receive a round-trip ticket from KLM-Air France to fly to Amsterdam Netherlands.

• The races are also a qualifying event for first- and second-year FIS athletes who want to attend the senior Canadian Championships.
• The winners of each of the men's and ladies' slalom, giant slalom and super-G races will receive an invitation to attend Alpine Canada's Prospect Evaluation Camp.
• The event is an opportunity for 15- and 16-year-old racers from across Canada to bridge the gap between juvenile (K2) and senior racing.

Schedule:

– Thursday, March 8, 2012 – Men’s and ladies' super-G

– Friday, March 9, 2012 – Men’s and ladies' super-G

– Saturday, March 10, 2012 – Men’s giant slalom and ladies’ slalom

– Sunday, March 11, 2012 – Men’s slalom and ladies’ giant slalom

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For more information and the race notice please visit http://www.alpinecanada.org/events/2012/j1-canadian-championships

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