Rebneris skates to gold in Kelowna

Local figure skater Megan Rebneris celebrated a win last month, grabbing the gold medal in Kelowna.

Peninsula Figure Skating Club skater Megan Rebneris (centre) recently won a gold medal in Kelowna.

NORTH SAANICH — Local figure skater Megan Rebneris celebrated a win last month, grabbing the gold medal in the Star 4, Group 2 (U13) category at the 2015 Super Series STARSkate Final in March.

The provincial competition took place March 6 to 8 at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna. Rebneris, who skates out of Peninsula Figure Skating Club (PFSC), also took home a bronze in the Introductory Interpretive category.

“Our skaters work so hard throughout the year and it is so great to see them succeed like Megan did at the STARSkate Final,” said PFSC president, Tina Henderson, adding many skaters like Megan volunteer their time teaching and mentoring skaters.

Rebneris, who is coached by Lorraine Hyne and Patrick O’Brien (freeskate and dance) and Victoria Henderson (interpretive), was accompanied at the STARSkate final by Rebecca Hayman who was coaching her during the competition. Hayman is a past member of Peninsula Figure Skating Club and a past student of Hyne’s. Victoria Henderson is also a past student of Hyne’s, proof that those who get bitten by the skating bug are often involved for life, said Tina.

“It’s really neat to see that many of the skaters Lorraine coached have now become coaches themselves and are still involved in the skating community,” she said.

Rebneris will attend a seminar in Kelowna this weekend. She will compete at the 2015 Super Series Vancouver Island in Parksville April 10 to 12.

For more, see pfsc.homestead.com or skatinginbc.com.

— Submitted by PFSC

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