Rocque qualifies for nationals

Young Ladysmith skier to be seeking Big Air against the best skiers in her age group from across Canada

  • Mar. 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Sarah Rocque has successfully qualified for Junior nationals.

Sarah Rocque has successfully qualified for Junior nationals.

Sarah Rocque will be chasing her Big Air on the big stage.

The 13-year-old Ladysmith freestyle skier got confirmation this week that has qualified for the Junior Nationals for Freestyle skiing.

The event, featuring the best young freestyle skiers in Canada is scheduled for MArch 30 to April 4 at Silverstar Mountain near Vernon.

The member of the Mount Washington freestyle ski team will be participating in the Big Air competition and has also been chosen as an alternate for the Slopestyle competition.

Big Air is described as a “new school aerial event with athletes going off a 45 foot jump performing single and double tricks going off the jump in a forward or switch position.” Athletes are scored points for amplitude, originality and quality of tricks.

She will be competing in the under-14 category as athletes between the ages of 13 and 19 years from Nova Scotia to the Yukon and everywhere in between compete in an event billed as featuring the next generation of Olympians.