Local skaters earn gold

Athletes from the Peninsula Figure Skating Club competed at the Vancouver Island Regional Championships at the beginning of the month

Skaters from the Peninsula Figure Skating Club competed at the Vancouver Island Regional Championships at the Kerry Park Arena in Mill Bay from Feb. 7 to 9. At front

Athletes from the Peninsula Figure Skating Club competed at the Vancouver Island Regional Championships at the beginning of the month with impressive results.

The competition, held in Mill Bay at Kerry Park Arena Feb. 7 to 9, saw skaters from all over the Island. Peninsula skaters Nicole Beaulac and Megan Rebneris competed in the Star 3 Girls category (group 2) and won silver and gold performance ribbons, respectively.

Hayley Gunasinghe competed in the Star 2 Girls category (group 3) and took home a silver ribbon while Lauryn Evans, Star 1 Girls category (group 5), also took home a silver performance ribbon. Sarah Philion took ninth place in pre-introductory interpretive, Madey Harrison took home gold in the introductory interpretive category with Megan Rebneris bringing home a silver.

Madey Harrison took fourth place in the Star 4 Girls U13 category (group 1), Alex Carmichael placed eleventh in Star 5 Girls 13 and Over (group 2) and Saffron Hilder brought home the gold in the Juvenile Women category.

The next competition is the Super Series Vancouver Island competition which takes place in Parksville April 11 to 13.