Figure skaters from all across the province gathered in Morden for the Skate Canada Manitoba Sectional Figure Skating Championship.
Tasha Roberts, President of the Morden Figure Skating Club says "we had over 70 athletes from across the province coming to compete at this, and they go on to Skate Canada Challenge in Edmonton later this month."
If they are successful in Edmonton, skaters could continue at Nationals in St. John's, NB. Roberts says this weekend was the "first step in the process of going up the ladder."
The Morden Figure Skating Club had 11 members compete over the weekend. A handful of them made it to the podium, where others managed to succeed in beating their previous top scores.
From the Morden FSC:
- In the Pre-Novice Women, Dana Hynes finished in 17th, and Annika Roberts finished in 19th.
- For the Pre-Juvenile Women (U13) - Free Program, Kate Ginter finished in 9th.
- In the Pre-Juvenile Women (U11) - Free Program, Ky-Lynn Jenner made the podium in 3rd, Jessica Kagan finished in 4th, Gabrielle Hildebrand finished in 5th, and Molly Cowan finished in 6th.
- In the Juvenile Women (U14) - Free Program, Sarah Kagan medalled at 2nd, and Leah Braun finished in 5th.
- For the Juvenile Women (U12) - Free Program, Alison Convery medalled at 3rd.
From the Winkler SC:
- In the Juvenile Women (U14) - Free Program, Daniela Heinrichs finished in 11th.
- For the Juvenile Women (U12) - Free Program, Hailey Penner finished in 5th.
Roberts says the weekend was a great success and is so thankful for all of the people who came out to support.
"We had a lot of fun hosting this event. There's a lot of hours of work that go into getting ready for it, and we had a lot of volunteers from the community, from our skating club, and our board was outstanding in pulling this off . . . It's really an honour for us to be part of such a big thing for the province."