Members of the Kelowna Skating Club racked up 24 medals at the 2016 Okanagan Regional Figure Skating Championships in Kamloops.
Ashley Sales, 12, led the Kelowna team with a trio of gold medals, winning the Pre-Novice Women Short, Pre-Novice Women Free, and Open Elements events. Her Free program score of 67.63 points, a personal best, represents the highest score ever achieved by a Kelowna skater at the Pre-Novice level.
Meanwhile, her sister, 10-year-old Emily Sales, won a pair of gold medals of her own. Firstly, she led a Kelowna podium sweep of Pre-Juvenile Women, flanked by Malayna Lesko and Taiya Knight. Sales also won the Elements 2 event.
Also winning a pair of gold medals was Abby Bulawka, in the Juvenile Women’s division as well as the Elements 3 event.
Kelowna’s Aurora Schultz won the Bronze Creative event, as well as the silver medal in Bronze Interpretive.
Also striking gold were Paige Edgar and Megan Yudin, in STAR4 Girls under 13, and Preliminary Creative, respectively.
Next up for Kelowna skaters will be the BC Winter Games at Penticton next week, where members will be competing with top skaters in the province.
Here are the full results:
Pre-Novice Women Free: Ashley Sales 1st; Maya Rose 2nd
Pre-Novice Women Short: Ashley Sales 1st; Maya Rose 2nd
Juvenile Women: Abby Bulawka 1st; Julia Crowther 3rd; Madeline Foley 4th
Pre-Juvenile Women: Emily Sales 1st; Malayna Lesko 2nd; Taiya Knight 3rd; Kiera Atkins 5th; Katie Jones 8th
Gold Women: Abbey Reiter 2nd
STAR5 Girls under 13: Zoe Wu 3rd; Aurora Schultz 6th; Jenna Penner 7th
STAR4 Girls under 13: Paige Edgar 1st; Amy Richardson 6th;
Bronze Interpretive: Aurora Schultz 2nd;
Open Elements: Ashley Sales 1st; Maya Rose 2nd
Elements 3: Abby Bulawka 1st; Julia Crowther 2nd
Elements 2: Emily Sales 1st; Kiera Atkins 2nd; Katie Jones 4th
Elements 1: Amy Richardson 2nd; Paige Edgar 3rd
Intro Elements: Konstantina Lock 5th
Bronze Creative: Aurora Schultz 1st
Preliminary Creative group 2: Megan Yudin 1st; Konstantina Lock 3rd; Calissa Adlem 6th