Left to right: Katelynn Grant, Presley L’Heureux and Jersey L’Heureux show off their Gold ribbons.

Quesnel skater lands top three standing in province this season

Alexa McTavish, 13, placed third in the province for Star 5 13 Over

With the figure skating season drawing to a close at the end of the month, members of the Quesnel Figure Skating Club are really hitting their stride.

At the Super Series Final in Kelowna last weekend (March 1-3), they represented their club magnificently.

“It was a great weekend,” says coach Carly Dinicol. “We had many personal bests.”

Alexa McTavish’s hard work this season was also honoured. The 13-year-old skater was recognized as third in the province for the Star 5 Under 13 & Over category.

“We are extremely proud of her,” says Dinicol. “This was a great feat and a very difficult group.”

McTavish says she was really excited about the accomplishment.

“I was kind of surprised,” she says.“I went from ninth to fourth and then third.”

Her secret was straying consistent throughout the season.

“You have to keep practising,” she insists. “I work every day, so that helps a lot.”

Constant improvement and striving towards new achievements has also been pivotal.

“Training for the doubles has been kind of hard this year,” she says. “I landed one in competition and then I fell on the rest of them, but it still went good because you don’t need the doubles to win.”

McTavish has been chosen to be a member of the Region Challenge Team for her efforts.

While the season wraps up at the end of March, many of the club’s skaters will be travelling to Prince George for ice time over the summer, as well as taking part in off-ice training to keep up their fitness.

RESULTS:

Abbigayle White – STAR 2 Girls – Bronze Assessment

Maylie Backer – STAR 2 Girls – Silver Assessment

Avery Bowden – STAR 3 Girls – Bronze Assessment

Hannah Lewis – STAR 3 Girls – Silver Assessment

Presley L’Heureux – STAR 4 Under 13 – 8th Place; Introductory Interpretive – Gold Assessment

Jordyn Kronebusch – STAR 4 Under 13 – 10th Place; Introductory Interpretive – Silver Assessment

Jersey L’Heureux – STAR 4 13 & Over – 4th Place; Introductory Interpretive – Gold Assessment

Ashley Burke – STAR 5 Under 13 – 33rd Place; Introductory Interpretive – Silver Assessment

Katelynn Grant – STAR 5 Under 13 – 12th Place; Introductory Interpretive – Gold Assessment

Alexa McTavish – STAR 5 13 & Over – 4th Place; Bronze Interpretive – 5th Place; STAR 5 13 & Over PROVINCIAL STANDING 3rd.

Casey Fisher – STAR 5 13 & Over – 16th Place; Bronze Interpretive 12th Place

Beverly Smetaniuk – STAR 6 Women – 44th Place; Silver Interpretive 9th Place

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