Williams Lake Skating Club members Emma Penner (from left)

Skating club set to host CNC regionals

Members of the Williams Lake Skating Club were in Armstrong late November for the 2016 Okanagan Interclub Skating Competition.

Members of the Williams Lake Skating Club were in Armstrong late November for the 2016 Okanagan Interclub Skating Competition.

In total, 11 of the club’s skaters performed their programs, competed in interpretive events, creative improvisation and elements, where skaters performed jumps, spins, step sequences, spirals, and other elements from their programs.

The WLSC, along with hundreds of other skaters from clubs throughout the province, competed for ribbons and medals in their respective divisions.

In the Star 2 level, Julia Bowman and Haedyn Lens both earned silver ribbons, while Bailey Jones brought home a bronze ribbon.

In Star 3, Faith Ritchot skated to a bronze ribbon, while in Star 4, Kolbi Seterengen won a gold medal, Emma Penner claimed bronze, Ryanne Jones was fourth and Georgia Jacobson was sixth.

The Star 5 category saw Reagan West place fifth, with Annalise Hunter-Owega coming eighth.

Alanna Walters, in the Star 9 division, won bronze and also, meanwhile, skated to a gold medal in Star 10.

In the Intro Interpretive category it was Seterengen winning a silver ribbon and Penner winning a bronze ribbon.

Jacobson was fifth, Hunter-Owega was sixth, West was seventh and Ryanne was eighth in the Bronze Interpretive class.

Walters won her second bronze medal of the meet in Gold Interpretive, while West picked up the club’s third gold medal of the meet in Elements Star 4. Seterengen, in the same division, was a silver medalist, with Penner placing fifth.

Hunter-Owega, in Elements Star 5, won a silver medal, as did Seterengen in the Creative Improv 3 division.

Hunter-Owega was also the club’s lone skater to attend a meet in Vanderhoof and won a gold medal in Star 5 Elements, skated to a silver ribbon in Intro Interpretive and placed fourth in the Star 5 division.

The club is now preparing its routines for one of the upcoming major competitions in the region, the CNC Regionals, which will be hosted in Williams Lake at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex from Jan. 20-22.

They’ll then wrap up the season Feb. 17-19 with the Okanagan Regionals in Penticton.

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