High school skating team takes home top prize in Ottawa
OTTAWA – Four first place finishes led the way for Seaway District High Schools Seaway Ice skate team to win first overall at the 2017 Skate Canada Eastern Ontario High School Skating Invitational April 11th in Kanata
The competition, held at the Kanata Recreation Centre, had 150 competitors from 26 schools in Eastern Ontario.
Seaway fielded a team of five skaters who competed in solo and pairs events, as well as in team events.
Cameryn Broad finished fifth in the Solo Dance 1 category for the Seaway Ice team.
Erika Jordan won first place in the Star 6 Free Skate category, and first in Dance Team with partner Abby Jordan. Abby placed fifth in the Solo Dance 3 category.
Reagan Belanger placed third in the Star 5 Free Skate program and sixth in Dance Team with partner Kristyn VanHoof.
VanHoof won first place in the Star 8 Free Skate event, and first in the Silver interpretative dance event.
In the team elements event, Erika Jordan, Cameryn Broad, Abby Jordan and Reagan Belanger finished ninth.
The results saw the school place first overall with 55 points.
“I am very proud of how the team did this year,” said coach Sarah Dooley. “We were the smallest team in the top ten for the competition.”
Skater Abby MacMillan was unable to compete in the event due to technical issues with tests passed. MacMillan coached with Dooley for the event.
“Abby was a great coach to the skaters and helped them succeed,” said Dooley. “We will miss her next year as she graduates this year.”
This is the first year Seaway has won the overall competition.
Second place in the competition went to East Northumberland Secondary School from Brighton with 50 points.
Third place was awarded to Regiopolis Notre Dame Catholic High School from Kingston with 47.5 points.
This is the final year for the invitational high school competition due to the merger of the SkateCanada Ontario and SkateCanada Eastern Ontario organizations.