Skaters set strong bars

Glengarry Figure Skating members carve out strong performances on the ice in Autumn Leaves in Chilliwack

Members of the Glengarry Figure Skating Club are off to a good start in their season.

The skaters recently traveled to Chilliwack for the 2015 BC/YK Super Series Autumn Leaves competition Oct.16-18 where most of them set a bar to begin achieving new personal bests.

Coach Trevor Buttenham was very happy.

“The kids looked really well put together,” said Buttenham, adding that after having him and co-coach Katerina Buttenham for a few years, they know what the coaches expect of them. “A lot of polish out there.”

Results are as follows: Juvenile Women U14; Jordana McEachern, fifth with 20.31points; senior silver women; Meagan Pankratz, third with 24.22 points (PB), Sabrina Fortunato, sixth with 20.79 points (PB); senior bronze women; Nadia Snyman, fourth with 19.95 points (PB); Star 5 Girls U10; Samantha Macnally, second scoring 15.91 points (PB); Star 5 Girls U13; Zoe Wu, first with 16.14 points (PB) and Saki Smith, fifth with 14.53 points (PB). In Star 5 Girls 13&O; Keara Anutooshkin took second with 13.99 points (PB) and Patricia Fortunato, third with 13.69 points (PB). In Star 4 Girls U13; Kaylee Fortunato was fifth.

In silver interpretive Nadia Snyman finished sixth with 27.49 points (PB), Pankratz, seventh with 27.41 points (PB), Patricia Fortunato, eighth with 26.42 points (PB), Sabrina Fortunato, ninth with 24.44 points (PB), McEachern, 10th with 24.08 (PB) and Anutooshkin, 11th, 20.31 (PB). In introductory Interpretive; Smith, third, 28.51 (PB) and Kaylee Fortunato, ninth, 19.74pts (PB).

Anutooshkin, who didn’t compete for a year while in France, impressed Buttenham.

Buttenham said that Snyman and Pankratz also performed well. Buttenham and the skaters will now aim to top those marks. Going into the season, the club had several skaters jump a level or switch to a different one.

This season Buttenham would like to see Macnally be top three in the province and Snyman top five in the Super Series.

Entering the season, the clubs numbers dropped slightly to 19 skaters.