Calabogie Ski Racing Club is a non-profit ski racing club that provides high quality ski racing development programs to children from 10 to 19 years. The club is based at Calabogie Peaks. Please contact the club directly to learn more and enroll www.csrcracing.com
Begins in December and runs for 14 weeks. Great coaches on great terrain. Racers are part of the National Capital Division (NCD) racing program. Typically, training is on Saturdays.
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CALABOGIE SKI RACING SEASON OFF TO A SMOOTH START
Written by Anne Lefebvre
Calabogie Ski Racing Club is once again underway, with racers beginning training at Calabogie Peaks prior to Christmas. The club’s membership stands at a record number this year – 75 racers from U10 to U18. With an early start to winter and phenomenal snow conditions, the racers have been ripping up the race courses this season.
The U14 group (ages 12-13) have already completed three races – a Panel Slalom, regular Slalom, and Giant Slalom (GS) with many individual successes. Bailey Stonham of Arnprior sits in 9th place in the overall female points standings after speeding to 14th place in a Slalom at Vorlage Ski Hill and 8th place in the GS held at Calabogie Peaks. Jeremy Van Grunsven of Odessa is hanging on to 3rd place in the male points, with a 1st place run in GS and a 3rd place finish in Slalom. Wyatt Campbell-Brunke (Renfrew) sits just behind in 4th with his 4th place Panel Slalom result and some solid GS skiing. Carson Lefebvre (Calabogie) is close behind in 5th place overall, having notched an 8th place in Slalom and a 6th in GS.
Other notable results from CRSC’s returning skiers include those of Jack Carnahan of Kanata, Aidan Maclean of Manotick, and Evan Sharma of Kingston, who have been stepping up their skills this season. Jack finished 19th in the Calabogie GS, and Aiden pulled off 17th in the Vorlage Slalom. Evan was 16th in this race. Noah Matthews (Burnstown) was skiing extremely well until a high-speed collision with some Slalom gates temporarily sidelined him with a hand injury. He is hoping to return to racing shortly. Olivia D’Aoust (Kingston), Kate Keuninckx (Perth), Tori Cotter (Ottawa), Rachel Ivay (Ottawa) and Carly Alexander (Carp), have returned this year with speed on their minds. Olivia has been consistently earning Top 20 results. Kate has stepped up her speed in GS, landing just outside the Top 20. Tori made the Top 30 flip in Panel Slalom. Rachel earned 27th in GS. Carly has been amping it up, resulting in some fantastic skiing and, inevitably, some fantastic crashes to go with it!
Calabogie’s U14 rookies have adjusted extremely well to the world of competitive ski racing, and are always eager to train and race. Gemma Smith (Gloucester), Eleanor Hall (Perth), Megan Cunliffe, Autumn Zlepnig, Lucas Miller (Kingston), Carson Cameron (Renfrew), and Dylan Buyers (Deep River) continue to improve with each race.
The U14s are anticipating their next Slalom as well as Super G Speed Camp, which will be held at Calabogie Peaks in late February. The U10s, U12s, U16s and U18s have also been roaring down the race runs. Their progress will be updated later in the season. Until then, let it snow!
Calabogie Ski Racing Club
Printed in Minor Hockey News
Written by Anne Lefebvre
While most people dread the dark days and cold weather that arrives with winter, the skiers of Calabogie Ski Racing Club can’t wait for white! The kids cheer for a good, old-fashioned snowy Ontario winter!
CSRC is a competitive alpine ski racing program focused on the development of youth into competitive athletes and responsible young adults. Athletes race within the National Capital Division of Alpine Ontario, against racers from other ski hills in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Read more in our blog