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Figure skating club has trio land in top 10

Nadia Snyman - File photo
Nadia Snyman
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The Glengarry Figure Skating Club has a trio of skaters in the top 10 for the BC/YK 2013-14 Super Series final results.

Standings for skaters is decided by taking the top-three scores from the skaters' events.

Nadia Snyman and Jordana McEachern placed fifth and eighth respectively after scoring 52.27 and 51.02 points in the Star 5 under-13 category. Meagan Pankratz placed 10th and accomplished the feat in Senior Bronze Ladies, scoring 59.07. Those results are measured along with skaters from 12 sections in B.C. and Yukon.

GFSC coach Trevor Buttenham, who is pleased with the results, said he didn't know what to expect, but said it's "great"  about Snyman and McEachern's results.

Lorreine Stanley placed 20th in Junior Silver Ladies, which Buttenham said is good for two events.

"Had she done a third competition, and we assumed she gets her average of about a 66, she would have finished in fifth or sixth place," said Buttenham. "Good for her too."

The other rankings had Sabrina and Patricia Fortunato place 21st and 42nd in the Star 5 13 and over.

In his first year as the club's coach, Buttenham said he didn't know what to expect.

"We're battling with some of the big kids, which pleases me," he said. "The B.C. Centre of Excellence, that's where all the champions train out of. Coquitlam has a massive school. Oak Bay is the biggest school on the (Vancouver) Island. Vancouver Skating Club, Kelowna. I'm happy with how the kids have done."

Now Buttenham is making decisions on whether kids should move up a level. He is also building new programs for the skaters to be ready to compete next season in August.

This past season skaters competed in a summer event in Burnaby, Autumn Leaves in Chilliwack was in October, an Okanagan regional event, which the club hosted at Memorial Arena, and the Super Series in March.

Jordana McEachern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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