Skaters shine in Okanagan Interclub event

Glengarry Figure Skating Club members captured 23 medals in West Kelowna

JORDANA MCEACHERN of the Glengarry Figure Skating Club is in fine form in her Juvenile Women U14 Free Program.

JORDANA MCEACHERN of the Glengarry Figure Skating Club is in fine form in her Juvenile Women U14 Free Program.

Twenty-three medals were won by the Glengarry Figure Skating Club in the 2015 Okanagan Interclub Competition Nov. 27-29 in West Kelowna.

“The competition was successful,” said Glengarry Figure Skating club coach Trevor Buttenham. “The girls skated well and brought home many personal bests, plus a great medal count for Glengarry.”

Winning gold were Giselle Weisheit, who earned a personal best in Star 3, Nadia Snyman in Elements 2, as did Summerland’s Saki Smith, Keara Anutooshkin in Elements 1, Alex and Rachel Jung in Intro Elements and Meagan Pankratz in senior silver solo dance as the Zoe Wu. Earning silver were Meagan Pankratz in senior silver women (free skate), Snyman senior bronze women (free skate), Saki Smith (Summerland Skating Club) Star 5 girls under-13,  Alex Jung in Star 3, Ellen Ball in Star 1, Jordana McEachern in Elements 3 and Isabelle Tuckwood in senior silver solo dance. Bronze medal winners were Samantha McNally in Start 5 girls under 13 (free skate), Tuckwood in Star 4 girls 13 and over (free skate), Rachel Jung Star 3 (free skate), Cloe Robert, Star 3 (free skate), Snyman in silver interpretive, Smith in intro interpretive, Wu in Elements 2 and Jasmeen Bajwa in Elements 1.

The club’s next competition is in Kamloops in the middle of February.  Buttenham said with that much time off, they are resetting training plans back to new and more difficult jumps and spins.  Come mid-January, they will take another look at what elements are in the skaters’ programs and start to refocus on training the program.

Their next test day is in Oliver on Dec 13.  The clubs winter programs begin Jan.4, 2016 and registration is currently open at www.glengarryfsc.com.