Kelowna Skating Club wraps season at Super Series Starskate

Gabrielle Balcaen of the Kelowna Skating Club struck gold at the 2012 BC Super Series Starskate Final in Surrey. - Contributed
Gabrielle Balcaen of the Kelowna Skating Club struck gold at the 2012 BC Super Series Starskate Final in Surrey.
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The Kelowna Skating Club marked the end of a successful competitive season as 10 local skaters traveled to Surrey recently to compete at the 2012 BC Super Series Starskate Final.

The highlight for the local club occurred in the Junior Bronze Women 13 & Over division, as club member Gabrielle Balcaen captured the gold medal with a score of 24.02 points.  Club mate Savana Sheardown took silver with 22.7 points in the 15-skater field.

Gabrielle’s score also helped her become the BC Super Series Champion in her division, a ranking based on scores posted throughout the season.

In the competitive Juvenile Women’s event, Ajsha Gorman finished second with a score of 32.89 points, a personal best for the 10 year-old Kelowna skater.  Also competing in the division were Madison Delcourt and Kristen Ciurka, who placed 6th and 8th, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the Pre-Juvenile Women, 8 year-old Olivia Gran scored a personal best 26.47 points to win the bronze medal, while fellow Kelowna skater Alyssa Dobbs finished  6th.

Taylor Sheardown competed in 2 events during the weekend, winning the bronze medal in Introductory Interpretive, while finishing 13th in Senior Bronze Women.

Kelowna’s Abbey Reiter just missed the podium in the Junior Bronze Women 12 & Under division, as her 22.37 point total placed her 4th.  However, her cumulative score through the season was the highest of all BC skaters, making her the overall Super Series Champion in her event.

Also representing the Kelowna club was Rachel Hiob, who finished 8th in the closely contested Junior Silver Women’s division.  Her score of 26.02 helped her secure 2nd place in the overall Super Series rankings for the season.


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