Skaters win in South Surrey
Members of three local figure skating clubs earned first place finished at the Victoria Day International competition May 15-18 at the South Surrey Arena.
Evan Locchead, Laine MacNeil, Rachel Gledstone and Olivia Tobias won gold medals at the four-day competition hosted by the White Rock/South Surrey Skating Club.
Locchead, of the North Surrey Skating Club, won his gold medal in the Bronze Interpretive category, and also teamed up with Julie Huynh to place second in the Junior Bronze Dance division. Juynh also finished fifth in the Pre-Preliminary Ladies 10-and-over group, two places back of Lynnelle Sura, also of North Surrey.
The Cloverdale Skating Club had a pair of winners, as MacNeill in the Preliminary Ladies 11-and-over group and Gledstone in Pre-Introductory Interpretive finished first.
Tobias, a member of the Sungod club in North Delta, was the winner in the Pre-Juvenile Women category.
Four other local skaters also reached the podium in South Surrey, led by Jayden Nickel of Cloverdale. Nickel was second in Senior Silver, and was also fourth in Pre-Introductory Interpretive.
Cloverdale’s Michelle McLellan was second in Senior Silver, while Ashleigh Patterson of Cloverdale in Elementary Ladies nine-and-over and Benjamin Mangabat of North Surrey in Elementary Men each won a bronze medal.
Placing fourth in their respective categories were Christine Barr of Cloverdale in Elementary Ladies nine-and-over, and Ashleigh Wong in Bronze interpretive.
Fifth place finishers were Christie Lewis of North Surrey in Junior Bronze Ladies 12-and-over, and McKenna Nickel in Preliminary Ladies 10-and-under.