Kelowna club skaters earn positive results

Members of the the Kelowna Skating Club are coming off a busy stretch of competition which yielded some good results.

Last weekend saw club members Kelly Basisty, Dana Bobyn, and Monika Randall representing the city of Kelowna at the International Children’s Winter Games.

Kelly Basisty placed third in both the short and long program segments to win the bronze medal in Novice Boys.

Meanwhile, Dana skated to a third place finish in the long program segment to place fifth overall, while Monika finished eighth overall in a 21-skater field of Novice Girls. The event featured very strong skaters from South Korea and Lithuania.

The previous weekend saw the KSC winning the team trophy at the 2011 Okanagan Regional Championships held at West Kelowna, as local skaters won 41 medals, and swept the podium in eight different events.

Gold medal winners were Rachel Hiob, Chloe Vidaillac, Diane Nguyen, Rochelle Reeve, Rosalyn Carr, Dana Bobyn, Kristen Ciurka, Mackenzie Nichol, Hannah Delcourt, Jayda Jurome, Haley Sales, Paula Aguirre, and Abbey Reiter.

Earlier in the week, the Kelowna Skating Club was represented by 3 skaters at the BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals, held at Victoria. Makayla Randall skated to a 16th place finish in a field of Canada’s top Novice Women.

It marked the first trip to the Junior Nationals for the 15-year-old skater.

In the Junior Women’s event, Morgan Jmaiff skated to an 11th place finish, while club mate Kelsey Wiebe finished in 16th.

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