The Beaver Valley Skating Club returned from Fernie and the Kootenay Regionals with 30 medals and the Barclay Trophy for Top Club in the figure skating competition earlier this month.

Impressive medal haul for B.V. Skating Club

The Beaver Valley Skating Club (BVSC) cleaned up at the Kootenay Region Figure Skating championship in Fernie earlier this month.

The Beaver Valley Skating Club (BVSC) cleaned up at the Kootenay Region Figure Skating championship in Fernie earlier this month.

Fourteen BVSC skaters competed in the three-day event that saw 10 clubs and over 100 athletes from across the Kootenays take to the Fernie Memorial Arena ice.

BVSC took home a combined 30 medals in skates ranging from compulsory to Interpretive dance, freeskate and solo dance competitions.

“We did very well,” said coach Liz Iannone. “I think everyone in the club won a medal.”

The club did so well that they claimed the highest honour given to the clubs – the Most Sportsmanlike Award and coveted Cheering Award.

But as supportive and enthusiastic as the athletes were off the ice, they were just as competitive on the ice, claiming the Barclay Trophy, which is given to the club that scores the highest number of points based on gold, silver, and bronze medals.

“This is the second year in a row that we have earned this prestigious award,” said BVSC president Shalaume Leslie in a release. “And we are so very proud of each and every one of our skaters and our coaching staff who worked so hard to get us there.”

Regional results: Jasmine Drolet won three gold and one bronze, earning Ferraro Foods Freeskate Award for top Star 4 skater. Mackenzie Walts captured one gold and a bronze, Emma Leslie a silver, Jillian Leslie two gold and a silver, Aiko Kreuzer one gold and one silver, Claire Sibbald two gold, a silver, and a bronze, Brenna Paulson two gold and two silver, Yvonne Gregory two gold, one silver, and one bronze, Taryn Verhelst two gold and one silver, Robert Verhelst a fourth-place finish and Jacob Verhelst two silver and one bronze.

The BVSC will perform its annual ice show on Sunday at 2 p.m. titled “Rock of Ages”at the Beaver Valley Arena. Everyone is welcome.

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