ALPINE CANADA ANNOUNCES TEAM FOR FIS ALPINE JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIP

ALPINE CANADA ANNOUNCES TEAM FOR FIS ALPINE JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIP

Calgary, Alta. (January 13, 2023) — Alpine Canada officially announced today the 12 athletes selected to represent Canada at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championship later this month in St. Anton, Austria. The Canadian Junior Alpine Ski Team is looking to build on last year’s success at Panorama Ski Resort in Invermere, B.C., where Canada won gold in the team parallel event and achieved 11 top ten results.

“Congratulations to the athletes named to the team and to the coaches, clubs and families who have helped them reach this level,” said Therese Brisson, President and CEO of Alpine Canada. “This is an important event in the competitive pathway and a great opportunity for our best junior aged athletes to test themselves against the world's best.  We look forward to building on the amazing results from last year in Panorama in St. Anton this year."

The 2023 World Junior team, supported by Sporting Life, is made up of 12 athletes, under the age for 21, who qualified for the team through a selection criteria that considers world ranking, world ranking by age, as well as performance in the Nor-Am Series. The team is led by returnee Britt Richardson (Canmore, AB), and is made up of six women and six men. Three other athletes, Arianne Forget (Prevost, QC), Justine Lamontagne (Saint-Ferréol-les Neiges, QC) and Tait Jordan (North Vancouver, BC) were also named to last year’s World Junior team. 

2023 Canadian National Junior Ski Team

First

Last

Hometown

Prov

Home Ski Club

DOB

Alice

Marchessault

Ste-Anne-des-Lac

QC

Somment Olympia

2002-01-30

*Arianne

Forget

Prevost

QC

S1 Racing / Belle Neige

2003-08-18

Ashley

Campbell

Huntsville

ON

Georgian Peaks

2002-11-19

Britt

Richardson

Canmore

AB

Calgary Alpine / Burke Mountain Academy

2003-05-25

Heming

Sola

Summerland

BC

Apex

2003-07-01

Jesse

Kertesz-Knight

Jasper

AB

Banff Alpine Racers

2003-07-11

Justine

Lamontagne

Saint-Ferréol-les Neiges

QC

Mont-Sainte-Anne

2002-10-20

Kaila

Lafreniere

Whistler

BC

Belle Neige

2004-02-07

Kyle

Blandford

Oakville

ON

Toronto Ski Club

2003-01-27

Mackenzie

Wood

Thornbury

ON

Georgian Peaks

2002-06-30

Oscar

Park

Calgary

AB

Apex2100 / National Ski Academy

2004-05-18

*Tait

Jordan

North Vancouver

BC

Whistler Mountain

2002-05-11


* Arianne Forget and Tait Jordan are unable to compete due to injury

“Congratulations to all the athletes who have been selected to represent Canada and we look forward to watching them compete on the world’s biggest stage,” said Frederic Lecoq, Chief Marketing Officer of Sporting Life Group. “We’re inspired by this next generation of ski racers who have worked hard to accomplish their dream. Our partnership with Alpine Canada and Canada's ski teams has enabled us to support them throughout their journey.”

The FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championship runs January 17th to 26th. To see the full FIS Junior World Ski Championship schedule please click here.

Follow Canada’s Ski Team this season on Alpine Canada’s website, across our social media accounts and subscribe to our newsletter.

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For more information or media inquiries please contact: 

Mark Halliday
Alpine Canada
403 777 3204
media@alpinecanada.org

About Sporting Life

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About Alpine Canada 

Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance, and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration, and growth in the ski community.

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