Kelowna figure skaters superb in provincial Super Series
Highlighted by three winning performances, the Kelowna Skating Club captured nine medals at the recent Super Series B.C. Summer Skate competition in Burnaby.
Vienna Harwood's gold-medal performance included one of the top scores in North American this season.
Vienna Harwood, 13, led the way for the exemplary KSC contingent by landing four triple jumps in both segments of the Group 2 Novice women’s event on the way to the gold medal. Her total score of 118.32 points was a personal best and within a point of the top Canadian score among seven events in her category across Canada and the United States.
The Kelowna team also showed strength at the developmental levels, as 10-year-old Ariana Rose struck gold in Group 1 of Pre-Juvenile women under-11. Rose’s score of 26.36 was a PB, and more than three points better than that of the second-place finisher.
Ariana Rose posted a personal-best score on the way to a gold medal.
Kelowna’s Paige Edgar also captured a gold medal, winning the Star 10 women’s event with a score of 38.14 points. Clubmate Aurora Schultz claimed the bronze.
At the Junior level, 15-year-old Emma Bulawka won the short program and finished second overall in a field including some of Canada’s top Junior skaters. Bulawka will be representing Canada next week at the Cup of Austria, an ISU Junior Grand Prix competition.
Meanwhile, Kelowna’s Emily Sales skated two strong programs to win the silver medal within Group 2 of the Pre-Novice women’s competition. And Ava Sanderson skated to a silver medal in the Juvenile women’s U14 competition.
Rounding out the medal wins were Christiana Lock (Star 5 women under 10) and Payton Bannerman (Star 5 women under-13 Group 1), with both winning bronze.
Pre-Juvenile women u11 group 2: Calissa Adlem 4th
Pre-Juvenile women u11 group 3: Sophie Sanderson 10th
Juvenile women u12: Gabrielle Jugnauth 5th; Megan Yudin 9th
Juvenile women u14: Sarah Mullins 14th
Pre-Novice women u14 group 1: Gwenyth Preston 10th
Pre-Novice women u14 group 2: Kiera Atkins 14th
Pre-Novice women u14 group 3: Mackenzie Nelmes 16th
Novice women group 1: Ashley Sales 4th; Abby Bulawka 10th
Novice women group 2: Madeline Foley 21st
Junior women: Daria Carr 5th; Mikayla Kramer 16th
STAR 9 women: Paige Edgar 6th; Ava Sanderson 7th; Aurora Schultz 8th;Katie Jones 15th
STAR 10 women: Katie Jones 8th