Arctic Edge posts team record of 21 medals on Vancouver Island

For a fourth year in a row, the Arctic Edge Skating Club surpassed its medal count from the previous year at the Vancouver Island Skate International.

For a fourth year in a row, the Arctic Edge Skating Club surpassed its medal count from the previous year at the Vancouver Island Skate International.

After winning 10 in 2013, 12 in 2014 and 18 last year, members of the Whitehorse figure skating club collected a team record of 21 medals at the Super Series season-ending competition over the weekend in Parksville, B.C.

“It always seems to be a good end-of-the-year (competition). I feel like we come back and the girls have improved a lot from last year and even prior competitions from throughout the year,” said Arctic Edge coach Michelle Semaschuk.

“There was a lot of positive placements and personal bests … They’ve worked really hard and they keep representing us well when we go out to competitions. They all came back with something positive.”

Over half the team of 12 skaters won two or more medals, but only one grabbed two gold.

Lenneah Timmermans took gold in the junior bronze solo dance competition and in Elements 1. She also placed sixth in STAR4 girls U13.

Teammate Mikayla Kramer skated to gold in the gold interpretive division. She also claimed silver in senior silver solo dance and open elements.

Bronwyn Hayes placed first out of 10 skaters for gold in bronze Interpretive. She also pocked bronze in STAR5 girls U13 and Elements 2.

Adrian Lau won two medals in just his second competition outside of Yukon with silver in STAR4 Boys and bronze in pre-intro interpretive.

Mikayla McCain scored a gold in STAR4 girls U13, bronze in pre-intro interpretive and placed fourth in elements.

Anika Kramer achieved gold in STAR3 and silver in pre-intro interpretive.

Alissa Russell pocketed gold in Elements 2, placed fourth out of 17 in pre-juvenile women U13 and fifth in bronze interpretive.

“I skated well this weekend and I was most proud of my double toe,” said Russell in an email to the News. “This competition had lots of our skaters and we had fun.”

Teammate Natalie Austin raked in the silver, placing second in intro interpretive, STAR3 ladies and junior bronze solo dance.

Chloe Van Lankveld landed a silver in intro interpretive and came fifth in STAR4 girls U10.

Jamie Nickel attained silver in bronze interpretive women and also posted fifth-place finishes in STAR5 girls U13 and Elements 2.

Tessa Moore added another silver on the pile, placing second out of 17 in pre-juvenile women U13. She also placed sixth bronze interpretive.

Meghan Birmingham skated to fourth in Elements 2, eighth in bronze interpretive and ninth in senior bronze.

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