Glengarry Skating Club members Jordana McEachern and Samantha Macnally got a taste of what being in a qualifying competition is like.
While neither are eligible to qualify for the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, they participated in the BC/YK Super Series Sectional championships in Kelowna Nov. 10-13 that leads to that championship.
McEachern is a year from moving up, while Macnalley is two.
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McEachern, competing in Juvenile Women U14, placed sixth after scoring 24.2 points. Buttenham said she skated very well. She had a mistake in the first element, which he said can happen with eight tricks to perform. Buttenham said she skated on par and was a point away from a personal best.
Macnally placed ninth in Pre-Juvenile Women U11 after scoring 18.96 points. Buttenham said the pressure may have got to her. She was three points from earning a personal best.
“This is the first time going to a sectional,” said Buttenham. “This is to get used to the pressure of it. Competing is a carried skill.”