Prince George - Eric Spence, 16 years of age and a member of the Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club, competed at the Canada Winter Games selection trials for Short Track Speed Skating this weekend at the CN Centre in Prince George. Eric was competing, along with the other top male short trackers in BC between the ages of 14 and 20 years, for one of 5 spots on the male team to represent BC at the Canada Winter Games in February 2015. Eric qualified through the initial 9 lap pursuit race which determined the top 16 skaters who would be allowed to continue on in the selection races. Eric placed 8th in this event. Eric was 3rd to cross the finish line in the 3k points race, 5th in the 1500m, 6th in the 500m setting new personal best time by over a second at 45.78; and was 10th in the 1000m. Eric finished the competition as the alternate to the team. The official team composition will not be announced until the beginning of December 2014. Eric plans to also participate in the Long Track Speed Skating Selection trials, along with his sister Sara Spence, which will be held at the Pomeroy Sports Centre in Fort St John November 28 - 30th. Skaters cannot compete in both short track and long track disciplines at the Canada Winter Games.