The top 14- and 15-year-old alpine ski
racers in Ontario will be gathering next week at Searchmont Resort in
Sault Ste. Marie for the annual provincial championships.
The event, which takes place March 6 to
9 and is hosted by the Searchmont Ski Runners, is expected to attract
180 athletes to compete in slalom, giant slalom and super-G races.
In the past, this event has proven to
be thrilling to watch, as several alumni have gone on to make the
Ontario and Canadian teams. Races begin at 10 a.m. daily.
is an exciting opportunity for the general public to watch some
high-level racers,” race chair Phil Virene said in a news release.
“Searchmont is the ideal location for an event of this caliber, and
there are lots of great spots to catch some action first-hand. Bring
This is the most recent in a string of
successful bids to bring major sports events to Sault Ste. Marie. The
city recently announced the 2013 Telus Cup National Midget Hockey
Championship would be held there in April, and the Ontario Scotties
Tournament of Hearts national women’s curling championships will be
held in the Sault in January, 2014. The city last hosted the event in