Chatham Skaters Medal At Provincials

Alyssa Robinson and Joshua Andari

Alyssa Robinson and Joshua Andari defended their Provincial Gold – Photo by Stephen Bell

The Chatham Skating Club sent 4 of its qualifying skaters to the 2017 Skate Ontario Provincial Championships at the Vale Center in Port Colborne, this past weekend, March 17-19.

These select skaters advanced from the Western Ontario Starskate Championship qualifier in February.

The Skate Ontario Provincial Championships saw qualifying skaters from Ontario’s 4 sections. Skaters in attendance came from all over Ontario and as far as Fort William, Thunder Bay and Timmims to vie for a spot on the podium.

Juvenile Dance Pair, Alyssa Robinson and Joshua Andari defended their 2016 Gold championship status and once again claimed the Gold Medal at their combined event, after they achieved the top spot at each of the pattern dances; the Ten Fox and the European Waltz, and again in their Free Dance.

Olivia Stallaert left with the Silver Medal as she trailed behind the Gold by 0.19 points. Stallaert competed in the Ladies Gold Triathlon combined event of Creative Skills, where she was 3rd place, Interpretive where she placed 5th and FreeSkate where she achieved 2nd, giving her an overall 2nd place finish.

Another 2 Silver Medals were brought back by Zachary Stallaert as he landed on the podium at both of his events, Star 7 Men’s Short Program and Star 8 Men’s Free Skate.

Andari also competed singles, at the Juvenile Men under 14 event, where he landed in 5th place.

The Provincial Championships were also attended by Andrew Xiao and Ethan Xiao of the Blenheim Figure Skating Club who competed in the PreJuvenile Men under 13 and Star 5 Men events respectively. They both claimed Gold Medals at their events. Karolyn Rombouts of the Bothwell Figure Skating Club also qualified and competed at the championship competition at the Juvenile Women under 14 event.

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