Current Conditions

Clear
11.5°C

Kelowna skier in Austria for ski cross world championship

Ian Deans, pictured, is in Austria at the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship as an alternate on the men's ski cross team.
Image Credit: Contribute/Alpine Canada
January 15, 2015 - 7:27 PM

KELOWNA – Having recovered from an injury, Kelowna’s Ian Deans finds himself with a chance to get back on the World Cup ski cross circuit.

Deans is representing Canada as an alternate on Canada’s ski cross team at the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship getting underway today, Jan. 15, in Kreischberg, Austria, according to a media release from Alpine Canada.

The Big White racer and the UBC Okanagan kinesiology student spent his first full season on the World Cup circuit in 2012 and 2013 on the men’s prospect team and placed 14th at a race in Telluride, US before he was sidelined by an injury.

The Canadian men’s ski cross team also includes Brady Leman who is ranked eighth in the world cup standings.

Olympic champions Marielle Thompson and Georgia Simmerling, who are ranked first and second overall, lead the women’s team.

The Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship run until Jan. 25.

Infront Sports and Media is live streaming the event.

Canada’s Full Roster:
Women
Georgia Simmerling – Vancouver, B.C.
Marielle Thompson – Whistler, B.C.

Men
Brady Leman - Calgary, Alta.
Chris Del Bosco - Montreal, Que.
David Duncan - London, Ont.
Louis-Pierre Helie - Berthierville, Que.
Alternate: Ian Deans - Kelowna, B.C.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2015
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Body of missing Cache Creek fire chief found
    CACHE CREEK - The body of Clayton Cassidy has been found. Around 10:30 p.m. yesterday, May 27, members of the Ashcroft fire department found his body during a patrol of Cache Creek, accordin
  • TRENDING NOW: Instant karma for angry dog walker
    When crossing a street we all pay attention to a car pulling up to an intersection, but this man seems to get really riled up for some reason. Of course, his threatening behaviour is under c
  • Firefighters rescue unexpected visitors during blaze battle in Calgary
    Calgary firefighters made an unexpected rescue when they were battling a house fire in the city's southwest. On Friday afternoon, a passerby called 911 to report smoking coming from a ho
  • Fire on Front Street
    PENTICTON - Penticton firefighters spent a hot afternoon battling a fire on Front Street today. Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Chris Forester said in a release Sunday evening, May 28, firefight
  • No, Okanagan Lake will not peak this weekend
    If you’re confused about projections for what Okanagan Lake is going to do over the next few weeks, you’re not alone. The City of Penticton issued a media release yesterday, May
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile