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The Border Skating Club sent four of its skaters off to Mississauga to compete in the Skate Ontario Provincial Championship back on March 7-10, with excellent results.

Greta Fedoruk, Montana Plasky, Samantha Halliday, and Awnley Jacobsen joined 493 skaters from 110 different Ontario clubs to compete for the top spot in their categories.

To qualify for the all-Ontarios, skaters compete in 17 different Super Series events held across Ontario from November-March and the highest overall scores earn their invite to the championships.

Fedoruk competed in the Gold Free Skate along with the Gold Triathlon, which is an event that combines a creative skills, interpretive, and free skate routine. Skills was the first event she participated in and earned a score of 27.72 and wound up in 11th place.

For her interpretive routine, Fedoruk finished with a score of 37.74 and another 11th-place finish.

Then in her highest placing of the weekend, Fedoruk earned fourth in the Gold Triathlon free skate with a score of 32.24.

She also finished in 11th place overall for the Gold Triathlon event.

For the Gold Women's Free Skate event she skated to a 16th-place finish with a score of 29.15.

Plasky, meanwhile, competed in the Star 10 Women's Free Skate event and earned a score of 34.54 and a fifth-place finish out of a group of 18 skaters.

Halliday earned a score of 22.11 for a 23rd-place finish out of 30 skaters in the Juvenile Women U14 event.

Jacobsen wound up 12th out of 24 skaters in the Star 6 Women Free Skate event with a score of 22.42.

“All the skaters made us proud in their poise, ability, and strength of their skating,” Border Skating Club president Sandra McNay lauded.

“The events were live streamed, so they all had large cheering sections rooting for them from home to their top finishes in the province,” she said.

“For a club from Northern Ontario to have four skaters qualify for the provincial championship is amazing," added McNay. "We are so lucky to have the high calibre of coaching staff at our club to bring out the full potential of all the kids.”

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