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Photo Left to Right: Zachary Daleman, Patricia Andrew, Evelyn Walsh, Trennt Michaud. Photo Credit: Maggie-Jane Andrew
Patricia Andrew reached the podium twice in North York, leading another strong outing for the Brant Skating Club in round 2 of the Skate Canada National Summer Series. Patricia scored a season best bronze medal finish in Novice Women singles competition and added a silver medal to her 2019 results with Junior Pair partner Zachary Daleman.
Senior Pair skaters Evelyn Walsh and Trennt Michaud kicked off their competitive season with a dominant performance in Toronto, earning a gold finish by a margin of more than 60 points. The defending National silver medalists are warming up for the international stage this fall, where they will match up against top skaters from around the world. The pair are working hard to earn a spot on Canada’s team for the 2022 Olympics, hosted by Beijing, China.
The pairs pipeline is strong in Brant, with another top score earned by Novice Pair skaters Lily Wilburforce and Aidan Wright. A strong performance by Lilyana Petrella saw her make great strides forward from a top ten score in Minto to a top five finish in North York. Finishing just off the podium in 4th, Lilyana continues to build momentum in Novice Women’s competition.
The club is incredibly proud to support the continued efforts and leadership put forth by all the competitive skaters.
Round 3 of 5 in the Skate Canada National Summer Series comes to Brant in September. The Paris Autumn Skate will open September 27 and close September 29, hosted at the Brant Sports Complex on Powerline Road in Paris.
The NYSA Summer Skate competition took place at Scotiabank Pond in Toronto, Ontario, opening August 15 and closing August 18. More information on the Sectional Series event is available online, including complete entry lists and results.
Since 1947, the Brant Skating Club operating in Brantford, Ontario has provided instructed skating opportunities for all ages, from the smallest preschoolers to competitive athletes.
Skaters can participate in diverse programs including Power Skate, CanSkate and Star Skate training. Each program is overseen by Skate Canada and is designed to build on basic fundamentals. Skating programs are offered 12 months of the year in Brantford.
Skaters desiring to further their skills enter into competitive training, with on-ice and off-ice programs. Coached ice time can reach 7 days a week as skaters pursue excellence. The Brant Skating Club hosts much of its ice time at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, located at 254 N Park St, Brantford, Ontario.
For more information please visit www.brantskatingclub.ca
RESULTS: NYSA Summer Skate Series, Toronto, ON
Pre-Juvenile Women (under 11 years, with STAR 5+ credentials)
Rachel Jin (8th)
Juvenile Women (under 12 years, with STAR 5+ credentials)
Veronika Howarth (13th)
Pre-Novice Women (under 16 years, with STAR 5+ credentials)
Keira Van Dinther (7th), Laurel Cowan (9th), Gabby Lahosky (10th), Jessica Lahosky (10th)
Novice Women (under 17 years, with Gold-level Free Skating credentials)
Patricia Andrew (3rd), Lilyana Petrella (4th), Ainsley Cowan (10th)
Novice Pair (under 17 years, with Gold-level Free Skating credentials)
Lily Wilburforce and Aidan Wright (1st)
Junior Pair (no age requirement, with Gold-level Free Skating credentials)
Patricia Andrew and Zachary Daleman (2nd)
*Round 1 Skate Canada National Summer Series gold medalists
Senior Pair (no age requirement, with Gold-level Free Skating credentials)
Evelyn Walsh and Trennt Michaud (1st)
*2019 Canadian National silver medalists