While most Team Ontario athletes were taking part in training camps leading up to the Canada Winter Games, Ottawa’s three badminton representatives were instead engaged in electrifying, high-stakes competition.
They’ve been friends essentially from the womb, started speed skating together at age 6, spent countless hours together since taking their first strides with the Ottawa Pacers at Dulude Arena, and now Bethany McKinley-Young and Adrienne Gaudreault are set to compete side-by-side at the Canada Winter Games.
A terrific season just keeps getting better for skier Dustin Cook. The 25-year-old from Ottawa reached the international podium for the first time in his career in the biggest race of the season on Feb. 5 at the FIS World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, CO.
Local figure skater Jack Fan says a lot when he glides across the ice in a spiral on one foot, with his free leg reaching for the sky. Fan is autistic and speaks minimally, but the Goulbourn Skating Club athlete has no trouble expressing himself on the ice.