Kerry Park skaters excel at Island competition

With the Olympic Games on their minds, figure skaters from across Vancouver Island gathered at Kerry Park Arena earlier this month for the regional competition, and skaters from the home club had exceptional results.

"All of the competitors went into this competition with an Olympic spirit," coach April Robson

said. "They all skated to their best potential, with some meeting their set goals and others setting new one. Congratulations to all who competed, and a huge thank you to all workers and volunteers who made it a success."

In the Star 1 level, Sofia Ryan earned bronze, and in Star 2, Natalie Urquhart and Megan Kowan collected silver, Zohra Verduin, Jessica Kennes and Alyssa

Casavant earned bronze, and Emma Muller received merit.

In Star 3, Deryn Hotel claimed silver, and in Star 4, Sheryl Sizer placed third, Brianna Mulder took fifth, Hailey Deschenes was sixth, and Taya Deschenes was seventh.

Aleesha Norton was eighth in Pre Intro Interpretive, and Melanie Whittome was sixth in Intro Interpretive.