DARTMOUTH, N.S. – Chloe MacMillan Dallaire brought home the gold in the pre-novice women’s event here at the recent Robert McCall Memorial invitational figure skating competition, formerly known as Skate Dartmouth.
The 13-year-old skater from the Charlottetown Skating Club was in third place after a strong short program, but with a long program that featured two double lutzes, including one in combination with a double toe loop and two double flips, she was able to win the free skate and overtake the leaders to capture the gold with a total score of 59.93.
Clubmate Katie Halliday was competing for the first time in novice women’s, and had a clean short program to give her the lead going into the long program.
The 14-year-old performed well, completing a double lutz, double-toe combination as well as two other double-double combinations to finish just over half a point behind the winner, Rachelle Siteman of St. Margaret’s Bay. Halliday had a combined score of 73.77
Skaters from across the Maritimes participated in the event, with over 400 entries during the three-day event.
Five other Charlottetown Club skaters also earned medals, including Samantha MacDougall, silver in women’s gold interpretive as well as the women’s senior bronze free events, and Julia Dunn and Kelly Trainor, bronze in bronze interpretive and introductory interpretive, respectively.
In the senior silver women’s free skate, Rachel Vanderkloet of the Sherwood-Parkdale Skating Club edged out Emma Halliday of Charlottetown for the gold. Sarah Rixon, also of Charlottetown, started off the successful weekend by taking bronze in the STAR5 girls’ under-13 years event.