Our skaters won six medals, four gold and two silver, at the Provincial A Championships in Kingston this past weekend.
The club dominated Girls 14 and the Open Men category: Juliette B and Hannah K finished one two in convincing fashion; Gibson H and Nils E were one two as well – both won gold as Jr B and Jr A victors. Mika S won gold in Girls 12, and Ethan O claimed silver in Boys 14.
There were many notable performances: gutsy racing, perfectly executed passes and strong team spirit. Some particularly strong effort was in evidence in the final points races.
Congratulations to the other members of our club’s team: Luka (4th), Daniel and Marco, Gabrielle(5th) and Emma, Elias (4th), Adrian, Eren and Mila.
In addition to his victory, Gibson was also awarded the Rick Morrison Memorial award for the fastest 500m time in Ontario by a skater who attends the Provincial Championship. This is the third of our skaters to win this award in four years; the others are last year’s winner, Alex Rudy, and William Preudhomme: not bad company!
Finally, many of our skaters won selection to represent Ontario at the Canada East Championships in March in Fredericton. The team announcement is coming soon.