Two skiers with Central Oregon ties are scheduled to compete this weekend in an International Ski Federation Cross-Country World Cup event in Quebec City, Quebec.
Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, of Bend, is slated to compete in the men’s individual skate-ski sprint event on Saturday, the final day of the two-day competition. Blackhorse-von Jess got the call-up to the 10-man U.S. squad, according to the Bend Endurance Academy, when another skier on the team opted out of attending because of illness.
This will be Blackhorse-von Jess’ second World Cup event. His first was in January 2009 at Whistler in British Columbia.
Zoe Roy, who moved from Bend to Canmore, Alberta, Canada, this summer, is expected to ski for Canada in the women’s individual skate-ski sprint at the event. The 2005 Summit High School graduate is a Canadian citizen and a permanent resident of the U.S.
Roy has also been tapped to race in a World Cup scheduled for Dec. 13, 15 and 16 in Canmore.
—Bulletin staff report