Kelowna's Olivia Gran reached the podium at the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships.

Gran skates to national silver

Kelowna Skating Club members compete at Canadian championships in Halifax

Olivia Gran brought home a silver medal from the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships held last week in Halifax.

The 12-year-old Kelowna Skating Club member placed second in the novice women’s event with a score of 121.84 points.

Gran opened with a winning short program, but her total score would be just two points shy of eventual champion, Aurora Cotop, of Toronto.

Meanwhile, Gran’s training mate, Emma Bulawka, finished 14th with a score of 95.29 points.

At the junior level, Rachel Pettitt and Mckenna Colthorp finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in women’s singles.

Pettitt opened with a third place short program and a total points finish of 127.95 points, while Colthorp finished just behind with 127.82 points.

In the junior dance event, Haley Sales and her partner Nikolas Wamsteeker finished in fourth place overall.  Their total score of 134.73 would leave them just four points shy of the podium.

This national championships is the premier figure skating event in Canada, as top skaters from across the country compete for national titles, podium berths, and international team spots.



Just Posted

Missed a week of news? We’ve got you covered

Every Saturday, we post popular stories from the week

Long-time Hedley fan weighs in on concert

Davis Wiggs attended Hedley’s final show last night

Kelowna couple hoping for a miracle

Endang Suslash is hoping to stay in Canada so she continue receiving treatment for kidney failure

Highway potholes under ministry jurisdiction

The District of Lake Country doesn’t touch the highway when it comes to filling potholes

Embattled band Hedley plays last show in Kelowna before hiatus

About 3,000 tickets had sold for final performance at Prospera Place

Bottle drive held for Kelowna fire victim’s family

Springfield Elementary held a bottle drive today to support the Van Gool family

B.C. umpire has developed thick skin after 30 years listening to insults

Scott McLaren pays no mind to comments from the cheap seats

Musicians Sarah Harmer, Grimes join B.C. anti-pipeline protests

Musicians are in Vancouver for the Juno Awards on Sunday night

Canadian cities hold March for our Lives events in wake of Florida shooting

Hundreds of people support the massive March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.

Health officials called after acid spill near B.C.-Alberta border leaks into creek

Tanker truck crashed south of Dawson Creek, spilling 17,000 litres of hydrochloric acid

Trudeau to exonerate B.C. First Nations chiefs hanged in 1860s

Prime Minister to absolve Tsilhqot’in chiefs in relation to deaths of 14 construction workers

Snowfall warning for Highway 3

Kelowna - A snowfall warning is in effect from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Most Read