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Local skaters compete at Regionals
Peninsula figure skaters competed at the Vancouver Island Regional Championships held at the Archie Browning Sports Centre Feb. 8 to 10.
A dozen skaters from the Peninsula Figure Skating Club competed in various categories, including free skate and interpretive and many brought home medals and ribbons from the event.
Hayley and Ava Gunasinghe both skated in the Star 1 category in different groups and both finished with silver performance ribbons.
Megan Rebneris, Nicole Beaulac and Sarah Philion all competed in the Star 2 category in different groups with Rebneris and Philion bringing home silver performance ribbons and Beaulac bringing home a bronze.
Emma Collins and Madey Harrison competed in the Star 3A and 3B categories both bringing home bronze ribbons in their respective events and Alex Carmichael competed in the Star 4 13-plus category and placed fifth.
Saffron Hilder brought home a gold medal in the pre-juvenile women U14 event, Victoria Henderson placed second in women’s gold free skate, Megan Keating placed seventh in senior bronze women’s free skate and Gillian MacDonald placed 12th.
In the interpretive events, Madey Harrison brought home a gold medal in pre-introductory interpretive, Saffron Hilder brought home a bronze in silver interpretive and Gillian MacDonald finished fifth in gold interpretive.
Skaters from the Peninsula Figure Skating Club will now prepare for upcoming competitions in March and April before the regular skating season ends.