Monday, December 09, 2013
The Skate Canada Challenge events, held Dec. 5-9th, are complete and here are the VI Region Skater Results:
Pre Novice Pairs: After coming back in the Free Program and placing 4th Tessa Jones and Matthew den Boer from the Racquet Club ended up in 5th place overall. Sarah Kedves and Lucas Pollard from Fuller Lake/Nanaimo SC placed 11th.
Pre Novice Dance: Karlissa Lem and Le Vu representing the Racquet Club placed 9th. Ravie Cunningham and Cedar Bridgewood from Saanich SC were 19th.
Novice Women: Amanda Wright from Oak Bay came 27th out of a huge field of 51 entries.
Junior Dance: Racquet Club representative Eric Streichsbier with his new Vancouver partner Alexa Linden qualified for the Canadian Junior National Championship by placing 15th.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Congratulations to Karen Mallon for completing her Level 2 Data
Specialist Qualifications and to Kate McNeil for being promoted
to judge Novice Singles. Also accolades to Cedar
Bridgewood and Geralyn Nonesa for receiving their Primary
Promotions at the recent beginning judges clinic.
New Guidelines for Elements events at competitions are now posted on the BC/YK website. Please consult this site for all the latest technical information, communications and clarifications. Checking in with this section of the website regularly is highly recommended.
Juan de Fuca welcomes Leslee and Larry Rushton to their coaching team! We are very happy to have such experienced and well respected "newcomers" come on board. (Our coaches have a grand total of nearly 130 years of experience!) The club hosted a Meet and Greet in the spring so the families could see and hear first hand the future plans for the skaters. Summer School went very well and the new format of "Team Coaching" was well received.
VI REGION COACH IN SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Oak Bay's Jamie McGrigor
Fitting how on BC Coaches Week we can salute one of our own. Congratulations to Jamie McGrigor of the Oak Bay Skating Club who, along with his partner, Kathy Hutchinson, was inducted into the Cambridge Ontario Sports Hall of Fame this spring. Jamie and Kathy were the Junior National Pairs Champions in 1973 and together won gold medals while competing in Grand Prix events in France and Germany. We are proud to have such a fine example of Canadian history among our list of elite coaches.
Thank you to all of our coaches who share their wealth of knowledge and expertise with our athletes young and old.
Racquet Club Skater Highlights !
Two of our skaters, Veronica Smith and Kelsey Ross, are now skating with Disney on Ice. Former RC skaters Jill Noel and Laura Sawchuk are now attending McGill and Western Universities.