LCSC challenging the slopes and the competition

Lightning Creek Ski Club played host to several events last month.

  • Mar. 11, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Lightning Creek Ski Club (LCSC) played host to several events last month. Hosting their first Teck Ski Race and following this up by hosting a race for the Nancy Greene Ski league.

The Teck Ski Race saw skiers from Quesnel, Prince George and Williams Lake compete in three slalom races over the two-day event.

In race one, silver in the U14/U16 boys category went to LCSC member Chase Gillis-Gagnon, with gold and bronze going to competitors from Williams Lake.

Gold in the U14/U16 girls category went to local skier Hannah Doucette, following behind for a silver placing was fellow Lightning Creek skier Hailey Doucette.

For the U12 boys, members of the Prince George Ski Club raced in for gold and silver with Quesnel athlete Owen Larson taking bronze.

Ruby Nicholas flew by her opponents to take a silver placing for the LCSC in the U12 girls category, with gold and bronze going to visiting Prince George competitors.

Race two U14/U16 category local skier Gillis-Gagnon won bronze for the LCSC.

The Quesnel girls dominated in the U14/U16 category in race two. Hannah Doucette raced in for gold, followed by Kelsey Lefebvre with silver and Alefa Sakakibara finished third for a bronze placing.

Once again for the U12 category Larson was the only Quesnel competitor to place, this time taking silver.

For the U12 girls, gold went to a visiting Prince George skier with local athlete Emma Klapatiuk taking silver and fellow LCSC member Ruby Nicholas racing in for bronze.

The third and final races saw many Quesnel competitors tackling to the slopes, taking their final shot at gold, silver or bronze.

No members of the LCSC place in the boys U14/U16 category, however their female counterparts performed admirably taking gold, silver and bronze.

Gold went to Hailey Doucette, with Grace Klapatiuk taking a silver placing and following in for a bronze placing was Hannah Doucette.

Larson placed once again for the LCSC in the boys U12 category, this time finishing with a  bronze placing, with silver and gold going to Prince George competitors.

And finally for the girls U12, Ruby Nicholas took silver with fellow Lightning Creek skier Emma Klapatiuk’s efforts earning her bronze. Gold in this category went to a visiting skier from Prince George.

For the Nancy Green Ski league races LCSC hosted teams from Williams Lake, Purden, Sun Peaks, Manning and Powder King. With blue skies and spring like skiing conditions racers took to the slopes to compete in the Glalom, Kombi, Moguls, Jump and Speed events.

Placing for the LCSC in the girls Glalom was U12 competitor Emma Klapatiuk taking bronze in her category, Lauren Larsen raced in for gold in the U8 category and for the U6 category Mia Scheepers raced in for gold, followed by Anja Sales with silver and Jersey Leeson taking bronze.

For the boy Glaloms U14 category, local Brenden Kozuchar raced in for gold followed by fellow LCSC members Jack Petersen with silver and Adam Nicholas with bronze.

Larson brought in a bronze placing for the LCSC for the boys U12 category.

Racing by his competitors to win gold for Quesnel in the U10 category was Holden Doucette.

Silver in the U8 category went to Lightning Creek skier Chase Leeson.

In the Kombi, the only member of the LCSC to place was Ruby Nicholas, with her efforts earning her a silver placing.

Gold for the boys Moguls went to local athlete Adam Nicholas with fellow LCSC member Claire Nicholas winning silver for the girls.

Finally, with a speed of 70 km/h, local athlete Kozuchar tied for first in the boys speed trap event.


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