ALANA RAMSAY RACES TO THIRD BRONZE IN AS MANY RACES IN PARA-ALPINE WORLD CUP SLALOM

ALANA RAMSAY RACES TO THIRD BRONZE IN AS MANY RACES IN PARA-ALPINE WORLD CUP SLALOM

Canada closing World Cup season with three racers competing at Finals in France

Morzine, FRA (March 20, 2019) – Alana Ramsay (Calgary/CADS Alberta) continues her World Cup slalom podium roll, racing to bronze in the second-to-last Para-Alpine World Cup event of the season in Morzine, France, on Wednesday.

This is the third consecutive bronze-medal performance in as many races for Ramsay, who closed the World Cup event in La Molina, Spain, last week with back-to-back podiums.

“It feels good to be getting back into the swing of gates, and I’m having lots of fun (skiing),” said Ramsay, who noted her podium performances and the back-to-back racing schedule have helped increase her confidence. “I’m looking forward to (Thursday) and the final World Cup race of the season.”

Frédérique (Fred) Turgeon (Candiac, Que./Club de ski Bromont) finished fourth in Wednesday’s race in the ladies’ standing category, while Alex Cairns (Squamish, B.C./B.C. Adaptive Snowsports) was seventh in the men’s sitting category.

The Para-Alpine World Cup season wraps up Thursday with a final slalom race of the season. Fans can stream the runs – scheduled for 4:10 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. ET - via the Canadian Paralympic Team’s Facebook page.

Audi 2019 Canadian Ski Racing Awards presented by Helly Hansen

From now until April 15, Alpine Canada and partners Audi Canada and Helly Hansen are accepting nominations and votes to determine the winners of the Audi 2019 Canadian Ski Racing Awards presented by Helly Hansen. Media, fans, and members of the Canadian ski community are invited to help celebrate the nation’s vibrant ski racing community by recognizing the athletes, coaches, volunteers, and ski resorts that have made a positive mark this season. Visit AlpineCanada.org/Awards for more details.

Celebrate today’s podium results by joining the Medallists’ Circle

For the 2018-19 ski racing season, Alpine Canada is inviting ski fans to join the Medallists’ Circle. Donors are invited to commit a pledge for each podium performance by an Alpine Canada athlete this season at World Cup and World Championship events. All funds raised through the Medallists’ Circle will provide Canada’s alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross athletes with the resources needed to reach for the podium. For further information, please visit AlpineCanada.org.

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