Photo by Laura Lennie
David Robertson, 31, Jessica Young, 20, Sara McKelvie, 16 and Tim Goodacre, 28, left to right, are heading to the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games this month.
The Dofasco Skating Club Special Olympics Figure Skating program athletes and Team Canada members will represent the nation on the ice in singles, pairs and dance at the games Jan. 29 to Feb. 5 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The club held a good luck send-off event last Thursday at F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre for the athletes, who qualified for Team Canada’s roster at the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games earlier last year in St. Albert, Alta., where they skated to gold medals in their respective events.
Stoney Creek’s Bridgette Walker also will join Team Canada at the world winter games, where she will hit the slopes in alpine skiing.