The Kelowna Skating Club’s Emma Bulawka scored a personal at the 2020 BC/YK Sectional Championships last weekend in Kelowna. (Photo: Kelowna Skating Club)

The Kelowna Skating Club’s Emma Bulawka scored a personal at the 2020 BC/YK Sectional Championships last weekend in Kelowna. (Photo: Kelowna Skating Club)

Kelowna Skating Club soars as skaters advance to national championships

The club performed well at this past weekends BC/YK Sectional Championships at the CNC

The Kelowna Skating Club competed against the best of the province this past weekend at the BC/Yukon Sectional Championships.

Skaters battled hard against B.C.’s cream of the crop at Kelowna’s Capital News Centre in hopes to capture provincial titles and qualifying berths to the Skate Canada Challenge, a national championships.

Kelowna’s club re-affirmed itself as a top training program as the local club’s skaters captured medals in all levels of competition with seven medals won – the most of any club in the province.

“It was fantastic to see so many strong performances at a high-pressure event like Sectionals,” said Kelowna Skating Club director Jason Mongrain.

“The plan is to continue to improve in the coming weeks and peak at the end of a great season.”

READ MORE: Rockets’ skid continues with Remembrance Day loss to Blazers

READ MORE: Goods and bads in Okanagan College basketball home-opener

Eight Kelowna skaters are set to advance to the Skate Canada Challenge which concludes the season in Edmonton at the end of November.

Emma Bulawka led the KSC with a personal-best scoring and winning the event’s Artistic Award as she claimed the gold medal in the senior women’s division. KSC’s Olivia Gran finished second in the same division and both skaters qualified for the championships.

At the junior level, Vienna Harwood, Ashley Sales and Mikayla Kramer qualified for the Skate Canada Challenge. The trio finished second, third and fifth respectively in their division. Sales also won the Edward S. Barton Musicality Award at the Sectionals.

Malayna Lesko and Emily Sales will represent the KSC at the Skate Canada Challenge novice level after solid performances at the CNC.

Lesko finished thrid overall in Super Series rankings and Sales finished sixth at the Sectionals. Gwenyth Preson, Abby Bulawka and Madeline Foley also finished in the top 20 in the novice levels.

In the pre-novice level, Kelowna’s Gabrielle Jugnauth advanced to the national championships for her first time with a personal best score at the Sectionals and a second-place finish in Super Series rankings.

READ MORE: Front office changes continue for West Kelowna Warriors

Meanwhile, Aurora Shultz, Ava Sanderson, Paige Edgar and Katie Jones competed strongly in the 45-skater field.

The KSC’s Megan Yudin, who was ranked fourth in the Super Series, unfortunately had to withdraw from the competition due to injury.

In the juvenile under-12 division, Ariana Rose scored a personal best and won the Sectional’s silver medal while Calissa Adlem and Sophie Sanderson finished second and third respectively in the final Super Series rankings.

Kelowna Skating Clubs qualified members will compete with Team BC at the Skate Canada Challenge starting Nov. 27.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Crown prosecutors have stayed attempted murder charges against Kelowna’s Jesse Pez. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Man accused in Kelowna Halloween stabbing has attempted murder charge stayed

The Crown only proceeds with charges when evidence provides ‘a substantial likelihood of conviction’

Toronto’s Mass Vaccination Clinic is shown on Sunday January 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Interior Health reports 2 more deaths, 83 new COVID-19 cases

Health authority also identifies new virus cluster in Fernie

A rendering of the proposed “Aqua” resort in Kelowna’s Lower Mission area. (Contributed)
Towering waterfront resort planned in Kelowna

Mission Group’s ‘Aqua’ resort has been in the works for more than a decade

A pair of Okanagan Regional Library reference librarians have created a podcast called Hard Cover that takes a zany but informative look at books, libraries and librarians. (File photo)
Okanagan reference librarians produce quirky podcast

Davin Helkenberg and Peter Critchley are behind Hard Cover

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra music director Rosemary Thomson in action at the podium. Photo by Lynda Miller.
Kelowna filmmaker gets funding to create new ‘Local Heroes’ documentary

The documentary will be focused on the director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and Opera

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses the media during a news conference at the BC Centre of Disease Control in Vancouver B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
B.C. announces 485 new COVID-19 cases, fewest deaths in months

‘The actions we take may seem small, but will have a big impact to stop the virus,” urges Dr. Henry

RCMP released this photo on Jan. 27, 2021 of Terrance Jones, 40, a Caucasian man with a closely shaved head, brown eyes, dirty blonde or brown hair, and a thin mustache and beard. The inside of his right arm is covered in tattoos, including one of a face. (Kamloops RCMP photo)
RCMP want public’s help to locate Shuswap man wanted on charge of attempted murder

Sicamous man was arrested previously on Jan. 11 for allegedly breaching conditions of release

Royal B.C. Museum conservator Megan Doxsey-Whitfield kneels next to a carved stone pillar believed to have significance as a First Nations cultural marker by local Indigenous people. The pillar was discovered on the beach at Dallas Road last summer. Museum curatorial staff have been working with Songhees and Esquimalt Nation representatives to gain a clearer picture of its use. (Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum)
Stone carving found on Victoria beach confirmed Indigenous ritual pillar

Discussion underway with the Esquimalt and Songhees about suitable final home for the artifact

Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)
Gambling debts revealed in details of bankruptcy filing by hockey star Evander Kane

Sharks left winger and former Vancouver Giants player owes close to $30 million total

Othman “Adam” Hamdan, pictured in front of Christina Lake’s Welcome Centre, was acquitted of terrorism related charges in 2017. He has been living in Christina Lake since November 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Man acquitted on terrorism charges awaits deportation trial while living in Kootenays

Othman Ayed Hamdan said he wants to lead a normal life while he works on his upcoming book

B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Premier Horgan calls jumping COVID vaccine queue ‘un-Canadian’

Horgan says most people in B.C. are doing their best to follow current public health guidelines

Vernon’s Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
COVID-19: Two more deaths at Vernon’s Noric House

Total deaths climb to 17 at local long-term care outbreaks

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Most Read