Kelowna Skating Club’s Mckenna Colthorp earned her way on to the podium at the Skate Canada Autumn Classic International last week in Barrie, Ont.
Colthorp, a 14-year-old Okanagan Missiom student, skated to a bronze medal finish in the junior women’s division with a total of 129.25 points.
An ISU Senior B competition, the event featured skaters from Canada, USA, Europe, and Asia.
Colthrop began the week with a fourth place finish in the short program, but stormed back with a winning free program on Thursday, which left her just over a point shy of winning the overall title.
Colthorp is the first skater in Kelowna Skating Club history to win an ISU international medal, and only the third skater in the club’s history to receive an ISU international assignment.
She received the assignment based on strong summer results.
Colthrop finished fourth at the nationals and third at the Canada Winter Games last season, skating at the novice level.