News and Announcements
Ted Clarke / Prince George Citizen
January 16, 2019 10:19 PM
Charlotte Gibson harnessed lightning in her skis Sunday on the slalom course in the season-opening B.C. Alpine Teck Open event at Sun Peaks.
The 15-year-old Prince George Alpine Ski Team racer blasted out to the lead with the quickest time of the day in her first run (51.46 seconds), then clocked 52.52 to win the event with the fastest cumulative time (1:43.98) in a field of 66 racers.
Gibson’s Prince George teammate, 15-year-old Melinda Kobasiuk, shared the medal podium after she placed third overall in 1:46.41. Noa Rogers of Penticton captured silver in 1:44.85.
In other Prince George results Sunday, Jacob Hoskins, 14, finished sixth in the men’s slalom. Hoskins clocked a two-run total of 1:45.34. Chase Burns of Whistler set the pace, winning gold in 1:40.37. The men’s race drew 62 skiers. Jack Logan of Prince George finished 20th.
In other local results from the women’s race, Amelie Brulotte was 19th, Ella Francis placed 36th and Erica McCallum finished 46th.
The impressive results for Prince George athletes and two medals to celebrate on the final day of the four-day event were enough to make Kali Holahan lose her voice from cheering on her skiers. Holahan and Phil Soicher are the Prince George club coaches.
“It was incredible to watch our athletes ski on Sunday, everyone was at their best and we saw some incredible skiing from our athletes,” said Holahan, in an email to The Citizen.
Neither Gibson nor Kobasiuk finished Saturday’s slalom race. In other Prince George women’s results Saturday, Francis was 34th and McCallum was 42nd. In the men’s race, Hoskins placed 13th and Logan ended up 45th.
The event was a qualifier for BC Alpine’s Canada Winter Games team. It started with giant slalom races Thursday and Friday. On Friday, in the women’s GS, Kobasiuk placed 12th; Brulotte, 24th; Francis, 44th; McCallum, 56th; while Gibson did not finish. In the men’s race, Hoskins was 22nd and Logan was 44th.
Thursday’s GS results were as follows: Women – Gibson, 11th; Kobasiuk, 12th; Brulotte, 24th; Francis, 45th; and McCallum, 54th. Men – Hoskins, 22nd; Logan, 44th.
Round 2 of the Teck Open series is scheduled for Kimberley, Feb. 7-10.
In other local ski news, Purden Ski Village (60 km east of Prince George) will host a zone slalom race for under-six, under-8, under-10, under-12 and recreational skiers on Saturday. Racing starts at 10:30 a.m.
We are in need of volunteers for this season! There are tasks available for everyone, you do not need to be on skis, or even on the hill to help. Please complete the volunteer form at the top of the page or contact me directly.
Volunteer Coordinator 2018/19
Another successful sandbag fundraiser by the Prince George Ski Club! Over 20,000 sandbags made over two weekends – lots of HardWork and TeamBuilding as we kickoff our 2018/19 ski racing season here in Prince George. Thanks to all of our sponsors (Acme, YRB, Finning, Larry’s Heavy Hauling, Prince George Portable Toilet Service and more).
Keep an eye out for us in early/mid October as we move into our birch firewood fundraiser — all for the continued development of the amazing athletes in our awesome ski program!
Thank you to all that supported our annual ski swap!
Are you in the market for quality used ski/ snowboard equipment? Come see us at our annual ski swap November 3, 2018 8am – 12pm at NR Motors! We have people there to assist with sizing! Come early as items go fast!
Do you have quality used equipment that you are wanting to sell, while supporting a local club? Please come and drop off your items on Friday November 2, 2018 from 4-8pm at NR Motors. The process is very simple… you tell us what to sell it for and if it sells then the club gets a 20% commission and you get the rest (less the GST that needs to be paid to the government). Between 2-4pm on Saturday November 3rd you come back and either pick up your cheque, or your unsold items (or a combination of both).
Thank you for supporting our club and the local ski community!
The Prince George Ski Club is now taking orders for birch firewood! Our Club sells birch firewood at $130 per load delivered, $115 if picked up. Loads are delivered in an 8 ft pickup truck box (slightly piled up and randomly loaded), roughly 1/2 cord.
Orders will be delivered on the weekend of Oct 13 and 14, 2018.
The proceeds of this annual fundraiser help the Club with coaching expenses.
You can place orders by emailing email@example.com or by phoning 778 349 1607