Athletes off to Newfoundland for Winter Games

Four alpine skiers from Kimberley and Cranbrook and their coach are readying to go to Cornerbrook

  • Feb. 25, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Back row: Jonathan Robins (second appearance at National Games)

Back row: Jonathan Robins (second appearance at National Games)

For the Townsman

Four alpine skiers from Kimberley and  Cranbrook and their coach are readying to go to  Cornerbrook, Newfoundland as part of Team BC, to participate in the 2016 Special Olympic National Winter Games

These athletes have been in training since October with dryland training and have also been skiing twice a week since the beginning of January.

The athletes are competing for the right to be chosen as part of Team Canada to participate in the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria.

Their progress can be followed at www.specialolympics.bc.ca, where there is a link to the National Games in Cornerbrook.

Pictured at left, back row: Jonathan Robins (second appearance at National Games), Coach Steve Norton (first appearance at National Games), Neil Rye (second appearance at National Games), front row: Roxana Podrasky (first appearance at National Games), Erin Thom (fifth National Games).