Sarah Rocque

Ladysmith skier wins gold

Sarah Rocque was in top form for the B.C. Winter Games

Sarah Rocque was in top form for the B.C. Winter Games, earning a gold medal in the Slope Freestyle skiing event.

“It was awesome,” she said, back home from the premier winter sporting event for youth in the province, which took place in Penticton from Feb. 25 to 28.

Rocque has been building up to the win. She won third in the Slope Freestyle event and first in Big Air at Apex earlier in the season; then second in the Slope Freestyle and first in Big Air at Whistler.

She looked on target for two medals, but fell in the Big Air event at Penticton.

She’ll be looking to repeat her winning ways next week, when she’s off to Ontario to compete in the Junior Nationals.

A member of the Mount Washington ski club, Rocque, 14, said she has been skiing since she was a child, and that she wants to take her sport to the limit.

“I’d like to compete in the X-Games someday,” she said.