We received some great photos from the Canada East Championship that we wanted to share this morning. If anyone else has some to share from this event, or anything else this year, send them in!
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Clubs who have not yet sent in their registrations are encouraged to do so immediately and to please let us know if you have any questions or concerns that may impact your club’s ability to participate.
Thirty Ontario skaters competed at the Canada East Championships over the weekend in Halifax. The competition was tight and Ontario skaters performed very well.
Gibson Himbeault finished second overall in Boys 13, Courtney Sarault finished third overall in Girls 12, and Renee Steenge finished second overall in Girls 13.
Thirteen medals were earned in individual distances by:
- Gabriella Arno (girls 14) – 3rd 400m
- Lorenzo Arno (boys 12) – 1st 3000m
- Sarah Ball (girls 14) – 3rd 3000m
- Gibson Himbeault (boys 13) – 2nd 200m, 2nd 1500m, 2nd 3000m
- Courtney Sarault (girls 12) – 3rd 400m, 3rd 3000m
- Renee Steenge (girls 13) – 3rd 200m, 2nd 400m, 2nd 1500m, 2nd 3000m
- Joshua Sullivan (boys 13) – 2nd 400m
The rest of Team Ontario also put forth good efforts with many Top 5 finishes. An amazing 29 personal bests were set by Team Ontario!
Thank you to coaches Kristi Copeland, Patti Walsh, and Kelly Ball for the support and encouragement provided.
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