CBN skaters shine at junior provincials
Several members qualify for provincial junior team
The Conception Bay North Figure Skating Club came away from the 2011 Skate Canada Newfoundland and Labrador junior provincial championships with plenty of hardware, winning eight medals, including four gold.
The competition was held in Corner Brook March 12-13, and featured over 200 skaters from across the province, including those from the CBN club, which is based in Bay Roberts and Harbour Grace.
In Group I of Pre-Preliminary I Woman (ages seven and under), Julia Keefe skated her way to a gold medal. In Group II of the same category, Brianna Russell won silver. Sarah Dawson claimed gold in the Pre-Preliminary II Women (ages seven and under).
The CBN club filled the top two spots in Group II of the Pre-Preliminary I Women (age 8) category, with Helena Churchill and Rachel Drover winning gold and silver medals, respectively. In the same age group for Pre-Preliminary I Men, Ethan Parson won bronze.
Haley Dawe finished second in Group II of the PrePreliminary II Women (nine years-of-age) event, while Andrew Littlejohn won gold in the Pre-Preliminary I Men (ages nine and 10).
In Pre-Preliminary II Women (age 10), Sarah Norman placed fifth and Sydney Smith finished seventh.
Ten members of the CBN club qualified for the provincial junior team based on results from junior provincials and the 2011 Lamontage Skate Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Championships, which were held the previous weekend in Torbay.
Maya Petten, McKenna Mercer, Laura Keefe, Julia Keefe, Brianna Russell, Helena Churchill, Rachel Drover, Sarah Dawson, Andrew Littlejohn and Ethan Parsons all earned spots on the team. Local skaters Jenna Efford and Kathryn Petten, who both skate with the Mount Pearl club, have also made the team.
The Conception Bay North Figure Skating Club had some solid results at the 2011 Skate Canada Newfoundland and Labrador junior provincial championships. The club captured eight medals, including four gold. Team members include: Front (l-r) — Jaide Russell, Julia Keefe, Haley Dawe, Helena Churchill, Rachel Drover and Brianna Russell; back — Sarah Dawson, Sarah Norman, Sydney Smith, Kennedy Smith, Andrew Littlejohn and Ethan Parsons.