ALPINE CANADA – Calgary, Alta. (February 1, 2016) – Four Canadians have been nominated to the Canadian alpine team competing at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway February 12-21, 2016. Justin Alkier, Ont., (age 17), Ryan Moffat, B.C., (age 17), Ali Nullmeyer, Alta., (age 17) and Amelia Smart, Ont., (age 17) will be representing Canada.
Nullmeyer and Smart are both currently members of the ACA Development Team. Nullmeyer is also currently pursing her education attending Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont.
Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) is sending a strong team with medal potential. The ladies have had great successes in the December NorAm races and are currently competing in Europa Cup races against the athletes they will face in Lillehammer.
“ACA is proud to send a very strong team to the YOGs. We will be trying to build on the success of the Canadian team at the first YOGs in Innsbruck, Austria where Roni Remme won silver in slalom,” said Dusan Grasic, Director of Domestic Sport for ACA. “We are sending a very competitive team of young racers to represent Canada and believe we are once again medal contenders.”
The men have all showed a great amount of improvement in the last year and good potential for the upcoming season.
The Youth Olympic Games offers a competitive venue for young athletes to compete on the world stage and learn about the spirit of the Olympic Games. There will be over 1,100 athletes competing in the second instalment of the winter edition of the Youth Olympic Games.
Men, Current Ski Club
Justin Alkier, Gunter Bergman
Ryan Moffat, Big White
Ladies, Current Ski Club
Ali Nullmeyer, Green Mountain Valley School
Amelia Smart, Panorama
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