Kelowna skaters dominate at Okanagan championships
The Kelowna Skating Club put in a strong performance at the Okanagan Regional Figure Skating Championships last weekend in Penticton.
Twenty-seven local skaters captured 38 medals in total as well as six Regional titles.
A highlight for the Kelowna team occurred in the Pre-Novice Women’s event, where local skaters swept the podium.
Leading the team was 12-year-old Mckenna Colthorp, as she won both segments with a combined 100.37 points, a personal best. In fact, the score is the highest posted by a BC Pre-Novice female since the inception of the New Judging System.
Kelowna’s Rochelle Reeve and Madison Delcourt captured the silver and bronze medals, respectively.
More podium sweeps took place in the Pre-Juvenile Women’s divisions.
In the Under 11 event, 10-year-old Maya Rose skated a personal best 29.9 points to take the gold, flanked by Mikayla Consiglio and Summer Peitsch.
In the Under 14’s, the Kelowna trio of Kaiya MacLeod, Makenna Jensen, and Sally Haaheim took gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively.
Two Kelowna skaters achieved the trifecta of a personal best score, a regional title, and an artistic award. The first was ten year-old Olivia Gran in the Juvenile Women U11, while seven year-old Carson Consiglio did likewise in Pre-Juvenile Men.
Next up for the Kelowna Skating Club is the B.C. Winter Games this week, as six local skaters will are in Mission to compete with BC’s top Juvenile and Pre-Novice level skaters.
Here are the full KSC results:
Pre-Novice Women: Mckenna Colthorp 1st; Rochelle Reeve 2nd; Madison Delcourt 3rd
Juvenile Women: Olivia Gran 1st; Daria Carr 2nd
Juvenile Men: Dreyton Nelmes exhibition
Pre-Juvenile Men: Carson Consiglio 1st; Carter Hiob 2nd
Pre-Juvenile Women U14: Kaiya MacLeod 1st; Makenna Jensen 2nd; Sally Haaheim 3rd
Pre-Juvenile Women U11: Maya Rose 1st; Mikayla Consiglio 2nd; Summer Peitsch 3rd; Alexis Garost 4th; Alyssa Dobbs 5th
STAR 5 Girls U10: Emily Sales 2nd; Vienna Harwood 3rd
STAR 5 Girls U13: Madeline Foley 4th
STAR 4 Girls U13 group 1: Zoe Wu 3rd
STAR 4 Girls U13 group 2: Rachel Yee 2nd
STAR 4 Girls U10: Brooklyn Cowen 1st; Malayna Lesko 2nd; Sierra MacLeod 2nd
Elements 5: Rochelle Reeve 1st; Madison Delcourt 2nd
Elements 4: Olivia Gran 1st
Elements 3 group 1: Maya Rose 1st; Summer Peitsch 2nd; Carson Consiglio 3rd; Alexis Garost 4th
Elements 3 group 2: Kaiya MacLeod 1st; Mikayla Consiglio 2nd; Sally Haaheim 3rd
Elements 2 group 1: Vienna Harwood 2nd; Madeline Foley 3rd; Malayna Lesko 5th
Elements 2 group 2: Makenna Jensen 4th
Elements 1 group 1: Kiera Atkins 1st; Aurora Schultz 4th; Erika Garost 5th
Silver Creative: Makenna Jensen 2nd
Bronze Creative group 1: Alexis Garost 1st
Bronze Creative group 2: Sally Haaheim 2nd
Prelim Creative group 1: Zara Schultz 1st; Malayna Lesko 2nd; Aurora Schultz 3rd; Kiera Atkins 4th; Erika Garost 6th