THANK YOU JACKSON/ULTIMA AND BLADE RUNNER!!
A huge thank you to Jackson/Ultima and Dave Drake from Blade Runner for generously donating the prizes for our raffle a the Okanagan Region Championships that were held in Salmon Arm on February 7-9. The raffle consisted of 1 pair of Jackson Skates and 1 pair of Jackson blades including fitting, mounting, and shipping.
This year's winner is Reagan West of the Williams Lake Skating Club.
Olivia Gran from the Kelowna Skating Club was selected to represent Canada at the Junior Grand Prix September 11-14, 2019 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Olivia is a member of Skate Canada's 2019/20 NextGen high performance team. She attended the competition with her coach Karen Mongrain. This is Olivia's second ISU Junior Grand Prix season.
Competition Information/Results: https://www.isu.org/events/eventdetail/12119/-/isu-junior-grand-prix-of-figure-skating
2019 Okanagan Region CanSkater of the Year
Summerland Skating Club
Happy Retirement Michael!!
Michael Alvarado taking retirement into full swing!
We in the Okanagan Region are really going to miss Michael Alvarado’s smiling face as he takes his retirement to the next level. Michael will no longer be judging at skating competitions and after this year he will no longer be evaluating at test days.
Michael has been a part of the Okanagan Region skating community since approximately 1999 when he took his first judges training and since that time he has played many roles including serving on the Okanagan Region board and helping out with his local club.
Michael we will miss you but we are happy that you are enjoying a happy and healthy retirement.
Take care and all the best from the Okanagan Region!
Emma Bulawka from the Kelowna Skating Club has been selected to represent Canada at the 2018 Cup of Austria from Aug 29-Sept 1, 2018. Emma will be travelling to Linz, Austria with her coach Jason Mongrain. This is Emma's first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment.
Good Luck Emma!!
Congratulations Vienna Harwood!
Vienna Harwood of the Kelowna Skating Club is representing Skate Canada in the Novice 2018 North American Series at
Skate Milwaukee July 11-15, 2018.
Best of luck to Vienna and coach Cambria!
Skate Canada Award Winners
A huge congratulations to our very own Skate Canada National award winners! We are very proud of their amazing work within our section and region!
Section Volunteer Award of Excellence
Event Volunteer Award of Excellence
Congratulations Daria Carr!
Daria Carr of the Kelowna Skating Club was chosen by Skate Canada to compete in her first international competition at the Egna Spring Trophy in Egna, Italy April 6-7, 2018. Daria skates will be travelling to Italy with coach Cambria Little.
BC WINTER GAMES
The 2018 BC Winter Games were held in Kamloops on February 25-28 2018. The Okanagan Region was well represented by 4 skaters from the Kelowna Skating Club. Our skaters were champeroned by Natalie Moreau and coached by Lolita Hinton both from the Kelowna Skating Club.
Juvenile: Paige Edgar and Ava Sanderson
Pre Novice: Emily Sales and Melayna Lesko
Congratulations Emily Sales on your
Pre Novice Gold Medal!
OK Region BC Winter Games skaters with champerone Natalie Moreau (from left) and coach Lolita Hinton
From left: Emily Sales, Melayna Lesko,
Paige Edgar, Ava Sanderson