Alex Jung, Star 5 level, at the McLaren Park Arena on Dec. 8 for the Winter Wonderland Showcase hosted by the Glengarry Skating Club. Jordyn Thomson/Western News

Penticton figure skater golden on Skate Canada test day

Nadia Snyman passing the Gold Part 2 Program

Glengarry Skating Club participated in an extremely successful Skate Canada test day on Dec. 16, hosted by the South Okanagan Skating Club in Oliver.

“Of the tests that went in front of a Skate Canada evaluator, 100 per cent passed,” said Glengarry coach Trevor Buttenham.

Related: Photos — Winter wonderland Showcase at McLaren Park Arena

In dance, the following Penticton skaters all passed their test — Alex Jung (Harris Tango), Erin Hipolito (American Waltz), Samantha Macnally (Paso Doble), Rachel Jung (Killian) and Saki Smith (Westminster Waltz). Cloe Robert, Macnally and Giselle Weisheit teamed up for a blues dance.

Jocelyn Erdt passed the Skills Junior Silver and Weisheit passed the Skills Senior Silver.

Related: Penticton figure skaters on point for Okanagan Interclub event

In Freeskate Macnally and Erdt passed the Junior Silver Part 2 Program, while Laren Bitte and Macnally passed the Senior Silver Part 1 Elements. Buttenham said one of the top accomplishments of the day was Nadia Snyman passing the Gold Part 2 Program.

“This makes her a quadruple Gold Test Medallist from Skate Canada, which is quite a rare feat. In the past five years, we’ve only had two other skaters accomplish this and there have been none from other clubs in the Okanagan region,” said Buttenham.

Weisheit also passed the Bronze Interpretive, Macnally and Smith the Silver Interpretive and Robert passed the Gold Interpretive.

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