Another successful weekend for Gold Ice at the 2016 Ontario Regional Synchronized Skating Championships. The theme of the weekend seemed to be silver in colour!
For the very first time, the Beginner 2 category was offered at Regionals. Our little celebrities had two extremely solid skates placing them 2nd in the first skate and 3rd in the second skate. It was a bit of a numbers game as they ended up in a very close 4th overall just narrowly missing the podium. We are very proud of their performances and consistency as they rose to the challenge of competing against teams from all across the province.
The Elementary team also nailed it in both skates which vaulted them from 4th place in the first skate to 2nd overall, winning the silver medal out of 16 teams! This is a huge accomplishment for this team that as improved leaps and bounds since last season.
Our Juvenile team once again put on a show for the judges and audience, receiving standing ovations for both skates. These 17 rockers didn’t hold anything back. Their strong performances paid off and earned them the silver medal. (There’s a bit of a theme happening here…)
Next up was the Novice team who overcame a few setbacks in the first skate to win (you guessed it) the silver medal. They are already back at the rink working incredibly hard in preparation for the National Championships in Waterloo this coming weekend.
For the Open team, they had their eyes set on achieving a personal best score as they set themselves up as a medal contender at nationals. Their second skate was skated with attack and power earning them 85.84 points, a seasons best score. They too won the silver medal overall.
On Sunday our adult teams hit the ice. Gold Ice Adult 3 had some difficulties in both skates, which they were able to recover strongly from and earn a top 10 placement, finishing 9th out of 13 teams.
Eclipse Adult 1 has made huge strides this season and were excited to show off their 90s themed program once again. It was received well placing 3rd in the first skate, and 1st in the second skate to win the silver medal, only 0.47 points off the top of the podium.
Both our Adult teams will be heading to the Skate Canada Adult National Championships which will be held in Oakville in April.
Congratulations to all of our teams for their outstanding performances at Regionals!