A group of Fort St. John long track speed skaters will represent BC at this year’s Canada Winter Games.
Brooke Braun, Hannah North, Sidney Bennie, Jack Hanson, Matthew Mitchell, Kieran Hanson, and Nick Guliov have all qualified for Team BC following selection trials.
Maria Hansen and Cheyanne Key have also been named first and second alternates for the female long track team.
They'll join Speed Skating BC Provincial Coach Jennifer Gibson and Team Manager Adam Ing when the team takes to the ice at the Halifax Oval Feb. 18 to 25.
The 2023 Canada Winter Games take place Feb. 18 to March 5 in Prince Edward Island.
Games organizers note the outdoor venue in Halifax, which hosted long track speed skating at the 2011 national winter games, will "provide a special Canada Games experience for all participants."