Alpine Canada is proud to name the 2020-21 Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team

Calgary, Alta. (June 11, 2020) – As we enter our 100th season, Alpine Canada is excited to name the 2020-21 Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team including two NextGen athletes. The team, which captured 22 World Cup podiums last season looks to keep the momentum going in the right direction as they move into a World Championship season. 

Athlete nominations to the team are based on meeting nomination criteria. The Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team nominations guidelines are available at AlpineCanada.org.

2020-21 Athletes named to the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team  

Alana Ramsay (Calgary, AB/CADS Alberta)
Alexis Guimond (Gatineau, QC/Club de ski Mont-Tremblant)
Brian Rowland (Merrickville,ON/Calabogie Peaks)
Frédérique (Fred) Turgeon (Candiac, QC/Club de ski Bromont)
Kurt Oatway (Calgary, AB/Regina Alpine Race Team)
Mac Marcoux (Sault Ste-Marie, ON/Searchmont Ski Runners) and guide Tristan Rodgers (Ottawa, ON/Club de ski Mont-Tremblant)
Michaela Gosselin (Collingwood, ON/Osler Bluff Ski Club) 
Mollie Jepsen (West Vancouver, B.C./Whistler Mountain Ski Club)

Both Rowland and Gosselin have been named to the NextGen Program and will be focused on developing their skills to perform on the World Cup in the future. 

Again this season Matt Hallat remains at the helm of the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team as High-Performance Director. Hoping to lead the team to another winning season on the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit will be head coach Jean-Sébastien Labrie. 

“Our athletes and staff have worked hard and created a culture of excellence and it has been thrilling for all of us to see those efforts pay off on the World Cup circuit,” said Hallat. “While there is a lot of uncertainty we will continue to work hard on our own and virtually until we can get back together in the gym and on snow in pursuit of our Beijing 2022 goals.”

We continue to focus on the safety and health of our athletes and are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic closely. At this time it is unclear the impact this global situation could have on the 2020-21 para-alpine season.  

The Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team will be formally introduced in the fall.  

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For more information or media inquiries please contact:
Whitney Hunter I Manager of Communications 
whunter@alpinecanada.org I 403-471-6032

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. In 2020, Alpine Canada celebrates 100 years of rich tradition in competitive skiing in Canada.

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