The Kelowna Skating Club made a strong impression at the Super Series Victoria Day Interclub competition over the long weekend.
In all, 27 local skaters traveled to Surrey to compete at the first event of the new season. The KSC showed its strength and depth, in winning a total of 15 medals.
The highlight of the weekend’s event occurred in the Novice Women’s division, as 13-year-old Emma Bulawka captured gold with a personal best score of 108.14 points. She opened with a 5th place short program finish, but stormed back to win the overall event thanks to a clean free program that included 3 triple jumps.
Another highlight occurred at the Pre-Novice level, as 12-year-old Daria Carr won both segments of group 1 and finished with a score of 91.98 points, which was over 18 points higher than the second place finisher.
Meanwhile, Kelowna’s Vienna Harwood won group 2 of Pre-Novice, while Maya Rose won the silver medal in group 3.
The local team also showed strength at the lower levels, as Kiera Atkins and Katie Jones finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in group 2 of Pre-Juvenile Women under 11.
At the Juvenile level, 10-year-old Malayna Lesko had a personal best score of 30.28 points to take the gold in group 1, while Emily Sales finished 3rd in group 2.
At the Junior level, Olivia Gran landed 6 triple jumps to finish 2nd in the free program, followed by Mckenna Colthorp with the bronze. A day earlier, Colthorp and Gran finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the short program segment.
Rounding out the medal wins were Gabrielle Jugnauth (silver, Star 4 Girls), Rachel Pettitt (bronze, Senior Women Short), and Lauren Viau (bronze, Star 4 Girls)
Here are the full results:
Pre-Juvenile Women u11 grp1: Aurora Schultz 6th; Mackenzie Nelmes 7th
Pre-Juvenile Women u11 grp2: Kiera Atkins 2nd; Katie Jones 3rd
Pre-Juvenile Women u11 grp3: Taiya Knight 5th
Juvenile Women u12 grp1: Malayna Lesko 1st; Brooklyn Cowen 5th
Juvenile Women u12 grp2: Emily Sales 3rd
Juvenile Women u14 grp2: Zoe Wu 10th
Pre-Novice Women grp1: Daria Carr 1st; Abby Bulawka 7th
Pre-Novice Women grp2: Vienna Harwood 1st; Julia Crowther 9th
Pre-Novice Women grp3: Maya Rose 2nd; Madeline Foley 7th
Novice Women: Emma Bulawka 1st; Ashley Sales 4th
Junior Women Short: Mckenna Colthorp 2nd; Olivia Gran 3rd; Ajsha Gorman 4th; Madison Delcourt 9th
Junior Women Free: Olivia Gran 2nd; Mckenna Colthorp 3rd; Madison Delcourt 6th
Senior Women Short: Rachel Pettitt 3rd
Star 4 Girls u10 grp1: Gabrielle Jugnauth 2nd; Konstantina Lock 10th
Star 4 Girls u13 grp3: Lauren Viau 3rd
Star 5 Girls u13 grp2: Paige Edgar 5th
Star 5 Girls u13 grp3: Jenna Penner 8th