NEWMARKET SKATING CLUB
Four members of the Newmarket Skating Club earned five podium finishes at the 2022 Skate Ontario Provincial Championship, including two gold, two silver and a bronze.
Newmarket’s largest and oldest skating club sent nine athletes to 2022 provincial championships, where they competed against top qualifying skaters from across the province.
In the first competition season since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Newmarket Skating Club is thrilled with the outcome of this weekend’s event.
“This is a huge win, not just for our skaters but for the whole club,” said Heather Jannaway, programs director for the Newmarket Skating Club. “This is a wonderful accomplishment coming out of the pandemic where these skaters have not had a live competition in two years.”
Throughout the four-day event, Newmarket Skating Club Athletes turned in impressive results, including:
- Alfred Lau, Men’s Star 10 – 1st
- Brooklyn Doerner, Women’s Star 5 (Under 13) – 1st
- Sydney Achtermeier, Women’s Star 5 (Over 13) – 2nd
- Jerod Sparrow, Men’s Star 5 (Over 13) – 2nd
- Alfred Lau Men’s Star 9 – 3rd
- Brooklyn Redvers and Timothy Elliott , Star 4/5 Dance – 4th
- Julia Okorn, Women’s Star 6 – 8th
- Elizabeth Michaud, Women’s Star 5 (Over 13) – 11th
- Gabriella Terzievski, Women’s Star 5 (Over 13) – 13th
In addition to bringing home some provincial hardware, Alfred Lau, Brooklyn Doerner, Sydney Achtermeier and Jerod Sparrow were all named to the Skate Ontario Provincial Development Team, which will offer specialized training opportunities throughout the year with some of the top skaters and coaches from across the country.
“In front of a packed audience and live judges, our skaters performed spectacularly, and to have four of our athletes make the Provincial Development Team is beyond incredible,” added Jannaway. “Back home, it was amazing to watch our younger skaters view the livestreamed events in dressing rooms and hallways around the rink. Our provincial champions are true role models for our younger skaters and are looked up to by all.”
The Skate Ontario Provincial Championships take place from Thursday, March 24 to Sunday, March 27, at the Iceland Arena in the City of Mississauga and will be livestreamed through the Skate Ontario website.
As Newmarket’s oldest and largest figure skating organization, Newmarket Skating Club is a non-profit organization that has been operating since 1953. An accredited member of Skate Ontario and Skate Canada, Newmarket Skating Club offers a variety of programing for all levels and ages, including
CanSkate, Adult skating, hockey skills, adaptive programing and figure skating (StarSkate).