The national mogul and aerial teams will be back in action at the World Cup in Lake Placid on January 13 and 14, 2017. The mogul skiers will be competing on Friday, followed by the aerial athletes Saturday.
The mogul skiers began the 2016–2017 season in Ruka, Finland, on December 10. On the men’s side, Mikaël Kingsbury was the big winner of the competition, bringing his World Cup victories to 34, and simultaneously earning 100 points in the FIS ranking. At Beida Lake in China, the aerialists performed well in the team event, finishing second. On the individual level, Lewis Irving and Catrine Lavallée both achieved career personal bests, the former by landing his first full double full full, and the latter by achieving her best World Cup result, a 7th place.
The athletes enjoyed a two-week break during the Holidays before resuming training in Val St-Côme at the beginning of January. A total of nine single and dual events await the mogul athletes before the World Championships in Sierra Nevada in March. As for the aerial athletes, they will take part in four additional World Cups before ending the season in Spain.
Here is the list of mogul skiers who will participate in the competition in Lake Placid, USA.
Men: Mikaël Kingsbury (Deux-Montagnes, QC), Philippe Marquis (Québec, QC), Marc-Antoine Gagnon (Terrebonne, QC), Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh (Québec, QC), Laurent Dumais (Québec, QC), Simon Lemieux (Repentigny, QC), Gabriel Dufresne (Repentigny, QC), Luke Ulsifer (Calgary, AB)
Ladies: Chloé Dufour-Lapointe (Montréal, QC), Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Montréal, QC), Maxime Dufour-Lapointe (Montréal, QC), Audrey Robichaud (Québec, QC), Andi Naude (Penticton, B.C), Alex-Anne Gagnon (Terrebonne, QC)
The following aerial athletes will participate in the World Cup in Lake Placid:
Upcoming Events (January)
- FIS World Cup – January 13 to 14 – Font Romeu – Slopestyle
- FIS World Cup – January 21 – Val St-Côme – Moguls
- XGames – January 26 to 29 – Aspen – Halfpipe/Slopestyle
- FIS World Cup – January 26 to 29 – Seiser Alm – Slopestyle
- FIS World Cup – January 28 – Calgary – Moguls