A tired Laurie Coombs couldn’t stop grinning when asked how the 2012 Vancouver Island Regional Championships went over the weekend.
“Really well,” she said.
Coombs was the main organizer of the figure skating championship, held over two days last weekend at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.
The event drew 240 skaters from all over Vancouver Island, including more than two dozen Alberni Valley figure skaters.
“We always have a good number, especially when it’s in our hometown,” Coombs said.
This is the second major event the Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club (MASC)has put on in the past year. Normally the club hosts a single major event each year—alternating its ice show every second year with a different event. However, they were asked to stage the 2012 regionals as a favour to the club that was originally scheduled for this year, Coombs said.
MASC will relax now until 2013, although its skaters continue to compete regularly.
Following are the results for MASC:
Lily Huynh, bronze; Aspen Sutherland, gold; Anya Garcia, bronze.
Maly Pohar, silver; Makena Foy, gold; Kaylee Huynh, silver
Jakub Pesik, bronze; Jenna Wutke, silver; Emma Audet, silver; Sarah Bell, bronze
Mya Henson, gold; Shaelyn Reimer, bronze; Frances Wilson, silver; Emily Newman, bronze.
Anneke Contant, fifth; Britnee Oldfield, third; Taylor Savard, second; Shannon White, first.
Junior Bronze Men
Mike Loudon, first.
Kiara Collinge, second; Michayla Riley, eighth; Brianna Skarland-Garcia, seventh; Kelly White, fifth.
Alyshia Coombs, third; Daylin Turgeon, second.
Raeanna Cowan, first
Level 1 Elements
Michelle MacDonald, first; Colin Teichman, first; Rossalee Ross, second.
Level 2 Elements
Matt MacDonald, first; Annie Wilson, first.
Level 3 Elements
Kari Trot, second; Kimberly Giesbrecht, third.
Women Free Skate
Shannon White, eighth.
Women Free Skate
Annelise Engstrom, second.
Women Group 2
Brianna Skarland-Garcia, first; Maigan DeVries, second; Kelly White, fifth; Melina Heck, seventh.
Raeanna Cowan, fourth.
Kiara Collinge, fifth.
Free Skate Group 2
Jennifer Palmer, third.
and Open Pairs
Kiara Collinge and Mike Loudon, first.