Toronto skaters and Toronto alumni led the way at this weekend’s Canadian Junior Open, which featured some of the best Juniors in the country!
Gibson Himbeault led the Toronto charge with an impressive 2nd place finish overall, in a weekend that saw him skating through injury and having to dig deep to accomplish this feat.
Not to be outdone, Renee Steenge, a Brampton skater who trains full time at Toronto, captured 2nd place overall on the womens side. Like Gibson, Renee had her own obstacles to overcome including a broken blade at the start of the 500m A Final, where the coaching team quickly replaced a blade to allow her to compete.
Juliette Brindamour, a Toronto alumni now skating for Quebec, finished 3rd overall on the women’s side. Juliette skated consistently all weekend and looked very strong, despite returning from a broken leg suffered in October.
These three medal winning results are a tribute to the Toronto coaching team and to Toronto programming!
Other Toronto results at the meet included Adrian Rudy – 20th, Hayden Mayeur (training at the Calgary Oval) – 29th and Elias Zaarour – 53rd
Congratulations to all these skaters. Their commitment, drive and passion for the sport has helped them achieve these fantastic results.