Local skaters clean up at B.C.’s

Two speed skaters bring home medals from Provincial Championships

Peyton StonehouseSmith (left) and Casey Garrison show off their medals from the B.C. Speed Skating Championships.

NORTH SAANICH — The Peninsula Speed Skating club returned from the B.C. Speed Skating Championships held in Burnaby March 8 and 9 a little heavier than when they left.

The local club had three skaters competing at the Provincials, all of whom had never competed in a Provincial Championship before, and most brought home medals.

Remy Garrison completed in the U11 boys skating against skaters almost three years older, finishing 8th overall out 24 skaters.

Peyton StonehouseSmith competed in the U11 girls division and had a 3rd place finish in the 400m and 4th in the 1200m, 200m and 2000m. She came away with the Iron medal for 4th place overall in her category.

Casey Garrison competed in the U13 girlwws and had a run of 4th place finishes, also claiming the Iron medal for 4th place overall in her category.

— News staff


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