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Border Skating Club skaters excel at recent competitions


Border Skating Club has had a busy few weeks preparing for and competing in two competitions.

On Feb. 9, five skaters traveled to Kenora to compete in the Kenora's Futures competition. Julianna Rousseau earned a silver for her Free Skate event and gold for her showcase routine titled “Staying Alive.”

Dominique Lemaire nabbed two silvers in her individual events, the Free Skate and Elements.

Rousseau and Lemaire also competed in the team event where they earned a silver rating.

Ellianna Jacobsen came away with a gold for her Free Skate and gold for her Elements. Peyton Jourdain earned a gold for her Free Skate event and silver for Elements.

Erica Lemelin got fourth place for Elements, first for her Free Skate and along with Jacobsen and Jourdain, they earned second place in the Team event.

On March 1-2, the skaters traveled to Thunder Bay to compete in the Thunder Bay Open Super Series event.

Greta Fedoruk competed in Gold Triathlon, winning Free Skate with a personal best score, along with a personal best score in Creative Skills program and Interpretive program finishing with a silver medal overall.

Samantha Halliday earned four gold medals for the weekend—one each in Juvenile U14 Free Skate, Elements and Interpretive, as well as in the team event with Jillian Bilben and Awnley Jacobsen.

Awanley Jacobsen finished the weekend with three golds including Free Skate and Elements. Jillian Bilben came home with third place in her Free Skate and third in Elements along with the first place finish in the team event.

Abrianna Hasbargen nabbed a gold for Showcase, third in Elements, second Place for Free Skate, and a silver rating for her Creative piece.

Jenna Bailey earned first place for her Free Skate and third in Elements. Ellianna Jacobsen came home with a gold rating in both her Free Skate and Elements. Hasbargen, Bailey and E. Jacobsen also competed in the team event where they earned second-place.

Peyton Jourdain nabbed first place for her Free Skate and second place for Elements, while Erica Lemelin finished her weekend with a fourth place finish in Free Skate, third in elements, and along with Jordain they ended up in the top spot for Team event.

Anissa Wimmer had a solid weekend with a silver in Elements and Free Skate along with a gold in team event with Dominique Lemaire. Lemaire earned a bronze in her Free Skate event and silver in Elements.

“The skaters have worked so hard all season and their results are proof of that,” said StarSkate Professional Coach Shelley Douglas.

“They not only shine on the ice but also off having good sportsmanship and are courteous to all the other competitors. They all make me so proud,” she added.

Skaters also completed some of their testing before the event started with Halliday passing two interpretive tests, Hasbargen passing two dances, and A. Jacobsen, Bailey, and Bilben all passing one dance.

Border Skating Club will be holding their annual Ice Show titled “Revolutions” on April 6-7 at the Memorial Sports Centre.

Come out and see the improvements all the skaters have made throughout the season.

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