Local speed skater nabs national spot

Keanan St. Rose is truly one of a kind.

St. Rose, a speed skater who developed his talents with the Prince George Blizzard, is the lone B.C. male athlete who qualified for the Canadian junior short track championships, which start Friday in Calgary. St. Rose, 16, has been living and training in Calgary since August and has improved significantly because of that decision.

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At the championships, St. Rose will be among the top 32 under-19 male skaters in the country. The top 32 under-19 females will also compete.

The meet runs through Sunday.

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