Jasmine Drolet from Rossland placed fourth in Midget Girls Classic and fifth in Midget Girls Skate at the Haywood NorAm Western Canadians over the weekend.

Black Jack skiers headed to Winter Games

Jasmine Drolet and Sophoe Edney of the Black Jack Ski Club will be competing in the BC Winter Games, which begin on Thursday.

Two of Black Jack Ski Club’s competitive cross country skiers are competing in the BC Winter Games.

Jasmine Drolet of Rossland and Sophie Edney of Nelson returned from the Haywood NorAm Western Canadians in Prince George on Monday and will be off again for the BC Winter Games in Penticton, which begin on Thursday.

Both athletes were excited about the competition when they spoke to Rossland News on Monday.

“I’m super excited and kind of nervous,” said Edney, age 14.

“Yeah, I’m excited,” agreed Drolet, age 13. “I’m really happy to go.”

They both did well at the Westerns, with Drolet placing fourth in Midget Girls Classic Distance and Midget Girls Mid-distance Skate, and Edney placing tenth in the Juvenile Girls Mid-distance Skate.

Drolet and Edney qualified for the Winter Games at the Kimberley Kootenay Cup earlier this year.

Both girls have been skiing since they were somewhere around three years old, but Edney has been competing since she was seven or eight, while Drolet started competing this year.