WOW for Central Ontario in St. Albert!
Post date: Aug 20, 2012 12:31:49 AM
The 2012 National Winter Games held in St. Albert, Alberta February 28 through March 3rd were a blast! (Maybe not weather-wise, as the minimum amount of snow showed!) Host city St. Albert (plus Jasper for alpine) did a super job accommodating the athletes and ensuring the venues were among the best in Games history.
Team Ontario came out with an unofficial total of 189 medals: 69 gold, 64 silver, and 56 bronze. Highlights of the Games results include quadruple gold for Speed Skater Stephen Graham, a gold medal for Newmarket Floor Hockey, and a podium sweep of skate skiers in the 1k event.
More information continues to be found at the Games website stalbert21012.ca and the Team Ontario website team.specialolympicsontario.ca (with a link to the facebook page). The Photos section of this website includes a slideshow from the Games. (Thanks are extended to Newmarket dad James Nighswander for providing some super shots of floor hockey and the opening ceremonies.) Listen to the file below for a CKNX radio interview with Region 4 Figure Skater Kelsey-Rose MacDonald that highlights all the Region 4 athletes that competed in St. Albert.