Cassie Sharpe suffered a minor back injury in her slopestyle even and had to miss the halfpipe comp at Whistler Blackcomb.

Cassie Sharpe misses halfpipe finale due to injury

Comox freestyle skier had been hoping to debut new tricks for friends and family at Whistler

It was not the ending to her season that Cassie Sharpe had envisioned.

The Comox athlete, now based out of Whistler, was looking forward to friends and family making their way to Whistler Blackcomb on April 10-13 to watch her unveil some new tricks at the season finale World Ski and Snowboard Festival ‘s Association of Freeskiing Professionals World Tour Finals at the World Skiing Invitational.

The national team halfpipe competitor placed ninth in slopestyle and 10th in big air but pulled out of Sunday’s halfpipe event due to a minor back injury incurred during Saturday’s slopestyle.

“It was nothing serious, but we took precaution with her,” said Canadian Freestyle Ski Association communications manager George Fadel.

Prior to the Whistler Blackcomb event, Sharpe and her national halfpipe teammates had completed a training camp in Calgary. “I learned a lot of new tricks and perfected some others. I can’t wait to debut a couple at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival,” she said.

 

While that didn’t happen, it has been a breakout season for Sharpe, whose 2015 highlights included a gold medal at the World Cup in France in March and a silver at the FIS world championships in Austria in January.

 

 

Just Posted

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

VIDEO: Care-A-Van offers more than just care in a van

Mobile clinic brings medical and social services to the Valley’s most vulnerable

Comox Valley Regional District seeking input on development of Tsolum River Agricultural Watershed Plan

This fall, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is inviting the community… Continue reading

Lane closure in Courtenay at Lewis Centre

The City of Courtenay will be working on the water distribution system… Continue reading

Comox Valley’s Rainbow Youth Theatre hosting 30th birthday party

Join Rainbow Youth Theatre for a 30th anniversary celebration at the Sid… Continue reading

Video: An up-close look at beluga whales in Hudson Bay

An up-close look as some belugas greet whale watchers off the coast of Churchill, Manitoba

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

Courtenay’s Dingwall Road to be temporarily closed for construction

Next week, the intersection of Dingwall Road and McQuillan Road will be… Continue reading

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

NHL players say Canada’s legalization of marijuana won’t impact them

NHL players say the legalization of marijuana in Canada won’t change how they go about their business.

Automated cars could kill wide range of jobs, federal documents say

Internal government documents show that more than one million jobs could be lost to automated vehicles, with ripple effects far beyond the likeliest professions.

Private marijuana stores should shut down, Mike Farnworth says

B.C. has approved 62 licences, but they still need local approval

HPV vaccine does not lead to riskier sex among teen girls: UBC

Girls are less likely to have sex now than they were a decade ago

VIDEO: Rescued eagle released in Ucluelet

“I’m very confident that he’s going to make it. He’s done very well.”

Most Read