Apex mogul skiers primed for success

Apex Freestyle Club focused on junior nationals in Quebec.

This season, the Apex Freestyle Club is focused on junior nationals in Quebec.

AFC coach Kenni Kuroda said they are aiming to send as many athletes to that competition as possible.

“Hopefully we will be sending a strong contingent,” he said.

Members of the club open their Timber Tour season at home Jan. 16-19. It’s the first of four stops. Kuroda is confident his group is headed for a strong season as the moguls group is shaping up.

“We’ve got a very strong field. I’m really looking for big things from our team this year as far as results go,” he said.

He’s also confident about the slope style team that has new additions including new coach Stu Chapman.

“He’s just great with the athletes,” said Kuroda. “He can relate to them. He’s young, but he’s very enthusiastic about coaching.”

AFC also has openings in their programs, including Jumps and Bumps, which introduces skiers to the aspects of freestyle skiing in a non-competitive environment.  Kids learn and develop the skills necessary to become an accomplished skier in all terrain, conditions and circumstances. The clubs goal is to get participation up substantially in this program because it acts as the feeder for all other programs offered by the club.

For more information, contact Ronda Barzilay at rondabarzilay@shaw.ca or call 1-888-847-6632.

In other club news, AFC has Madison Parker, Mackenzie Schwinghamer as well as Kassidy and Max Todd named to the B.C. Development team. AFC has also moved Mason Barzilay, Kyler Parker as well as brothers Noah and Connor Spence to the B.C. mogul team this season. Competing on the slope style and half pipe team is Riley Culver, while brothers Josh and Jordan Kober are with the Canadian Sport Institute mogul team. With the national teams are Andi Naude in moguls and Matt Margetts with the half pipe group.

Just Posted

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: rain, clouds, thunderstorms and flash floods

Environment Canada forecasts dreadful weather for Thursday

Penticton pastry chef wins top honours at Vancouver’s Chocolate Challenge

Jalayne Jones creation, ‘Beer & Pretzels’, won

Community groups want Penticton land redesignated as park

1400 Riddle Road is currently leased the Penticton and Area Cycling Association

Sentencing for South Okanagan man who sent Christmas card to shooting victim

A South Okanagan dangerous offender tacked on another nine months of prison time

Video: Bizarre incident in Penticton alley leads to arrest of Calgary man

A man was witnessed jumping on a car ‘acting like an ape’

Nominate your favourite businesses for the Best of the South Okanagan

Join the Penticton Western News as they celebrate the Best of the South Okanagan awards

Kelowna fundraiser returns to support African grandmothers

The 2019 Stride to Turn the Tide walk is June 1

Kelowna thrill-seeker returns to rally racing

Mark Jennings-Bates is back behind the wheel at Rocky Mountain Rally this weekend

Improve your life and theirs, adopt a cat from the BC SPCA

The BC SPCA holds an adult cat adoption promotion

Black bear spotted near Salmon Arm elementary school

The bear was sighted at around 4 p.m. after school was out

Multiple black bear sightings in residential area near Okanagan elementary

Pictures of the bear have been posted on the Armstrong Community Forum frequently

AJ Reiter, Athlete of the Week

SOMBA Tiger’s AJ Reiter is the Athlete of the Week

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Most Read