Wow!! Another unbelievable weekend for skaters and alumni from the Toronto club!

December 19th 2016
A total of 6 skaters from the club or part of the growing club alumni participated in the Canadian Junior Championships in Calgary. This meet is the primary Junior meet of the year in Canada, and decides the Canadian Junior Champion and also the top 4 males and females that represent Canada at the World Junior Championships.
Gibson Himbeault, having transitioned to the Montreal based RTC this year, took 2nd overall spot and an automatic berth on the Canadian Junior Team.
Not to be outdone, Renee Steenge, who used Toronto as her primary training venue for the past 4 years before moving to the RTC in Montreal this year, took 2nd overall spot and an automatic berth as well.
Juliette Brindamour, in her 2nd year of training at the Montreal RTC, took 8th overall spot and positioned herself as a contender for next year’s team.
Adrian Rudy, who still trains in Toronto, took 24th spot in a highly competitive men’s field.
Mika Sun, the youngest competitor in the field and in her 1st year of the 5 year eligibility window, placed 30th overall. No doubt we will be hearing much more from Mika in the coming years as this learning experience was invaluable for her.
Drake Foo, who transitioned to the Olympic Oval to train this year, took 31st spot while growing as a skater.
The Ontario performance this year was the best it has been in many years. In recent history Ontario has graduated no more than one skater onto a Canadian Junior team, so this is huge.
Congratulations to the athletes and to all the coaches, volunteers and parents who have supported these athletes to achieve these great results. As they say, it takes a village …..