Skaters earn medals in Beaver Valley

Castlegar Skating Club skaters spun and jumped their way to several medals last weekend in Beaver Valley.

From left to right: Allison Soukeroff

From left to right: Allison Soukeroff

Castlegar Skating Club skaters spun and jumped their way to several medals last weekend in Beaver Valley.

The Kootenay Regional Championship / Pacific StarSkate qualifying event took place over three days with the Beaver Valley Figure Skating Club hosting. Castlegar skaters upheld a strong level of competition and some even improved a level from the Rossland competition earlier this month.

Allison Soukeroff, Annika Cheveldave and Savannah Koorbatoff all earned gold medals and Sydni Thor-Larsen passed her last gold dance to earn her gold feet status in dance. Zoey Crockart, Sara Lefurgey, Erin Klashinsky and Andrea Poznikoff earned silver. Poznikoff, who is in the pre-novice division, also passed a senior silver dance test. Tessa Austad earned a bronze in the pre-preliminary division and Candice Soukeroff placed sixth.

Overall, 121 skaters participated in 39 events.

The Barclay Team Trophy, given to the team with the most team points was earned by Beaver Valley (their ninth year in a row.)

The Pacific StarSkate competition is for the top skaters from the five regional qualifying events throughout the British Columbia and Yukon section of Skate Canada.

This event will be held in Cranbrook from March 4 to 6. West Kootenay skaters qualified to go to this competition are from Beaver Valley and Nelson.