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Competition makes stars of valley skaters

Skating spree by Amber Ree of Fuller Lake led to first in Bronze Interpretive and second in Star 5 Over 13 Group 2. - Don Bodger/file
Skating spree by Amber Ree of Fuller Lake led to first in Bronze Interpretive and second in Star 5 Over 13 Group 2.
— image credit: Don Bodger/file

Vancouver Island Interclub competition made winners out of many Cowichan Valley participants.

The event held at Fuller Lake Arena featured top-notch results from many local skaters.

For the Duncan Skating Club, Haley Dragicevich claimed top spot in Group 1 of Star 4. Hannah Kushner was fourth in the same group while Sophia Hodgins finished sixth in Group 3 and Stephanie Hleck eighth in Group 4.

Other Duncan results were: Star 1 Group 2 — Chloe Blace, silver; Group 4 — Brooke Wipplinger, bronze.

Star 2 Group 1 — Leva Schneider, merit; Group 2 — Drew Kuipers, Ryley MacDonald and DelRae Olson, silver; Group 4 — Presley Murphy, bronze and Hailey Cerrer, merit; Star 3 Group 1 — Peyton Kong, silver and Rylee Smith, bronze; Group 2 — Grace Haugen and Sonja McCormack, bronze; Star 5 Under 13 — Cecilia Faustino, fourth; Star 5 Over 13 Group 1 — Caitlyn Luckhurst, seventh.

Results for Fuller Lake skaters were: Star 1 Group 2 — Brooklyn Puska, silver; Group 4 — Hannah Southern, bronze; Group 6 — Emily Alyward, bronze.

Star 2 Group 2 — Aaliyah Ward, silver; Group 3 — Amelia Trimble and Sophie Dawe, bronze; Group 4 — Lucy Street, bronze; Star 2 Boys — Joshua Wheeler, bronze; Star 3 Group 2 — Nora Goeschick, bronze; Star 4 Group 4 — Jazmin Wheeler, fifth; Star 5 Under 13 — Danika Hakala, fifth; Caiden Varasteh, ninth.

Star 5 Over 13 Group 2 — Amber Ree, second; Junior Silver Solo Dance — Paris Hanke, first; Caiden Varasteh, second; Bronze Interpretive — Amber Ree, first.

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