The second week of the 2019 Canada Winter Games is almost over and for Alpine Ski, only the ski cross at Red Deer's Canyon Ski Resort remains. Temperatures are chilly but align with the rest of the winter's norm, so Manitoba’s athletes are accustomed to the deep-freeze and ready to go! Earlier in the week, Team Toba participated in the giant slalom and super g events at Nakiska Ski Resort. All of these events are based on the challenge of getting from the top to the bottom of a snow-covered mountain in the fastest time and on a pre-set course.
Team member Maia Dalling raced in the giant slalom, ski cross, slalom, and super g female events. She's a high-performance cyclist and in the week prior to Games, she participated in a cycling camp with Team Manitoba in Southern California where they were riding around 100k per day. On Saturday, February 23 she flew from California to Calgary and landed about one hour before the ski team flew in to participate in the 2019 CWG.
Two days after the team gets home from the 2019 CWG, Head Coach Bob Lawrie and athletes Noah Cunningham and Lauren King will leave for an invite-only competition in Japan. The 20th Japan Cup has only extended invitations to two teams from Canada, and a handful from other countries across the world.
Back Row: Matt Sauer, Hayden Plewes, Maclean Hatherly, Scott Robinson, Hana Dunlop, Jack Healey, Noah Cunningham, Mykola Kruk, Amanda Creith, Bob Lawrie
Front Row: Jessica McBride, Jared Friesen, Natalie Cuvelier, Lauren King, Karly Friesen, Lori Steppler (Missing: Maia Dalling)
The Manitoba Alpine Ski Division develops and promotes competitive and non-competitive alpine ski racing in the province of Manitoba through programs focusing on physical fitness and development of technical skills. For more alpine ski news, programs, registration, visit skimanitoba.com