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Kaitlyn Smith of the Summerside Figure Skating Club, centre, displays her gold medal won in the pre-juvenile women’s under-13 division at the recent Robert McCall memorial competition in East Hants, N.S. Overall, Island figure skaters returned with eight medals.
Kaitlyn Smith of the Summerside Figure Skating Club displays her gold medal won in the pre-juvenile women’s under-13 division at the recent Robert McCall memorial competition in East Hants, N.S. Overall, Island figure skaters returned with eight medals. - Submitted

Island figure skaters bring home medals from recent Nova Scotia event

CHARLOTTETOWN - P.E.I. figure skaters returned home from the recent Robert McCall memorial competition in East Hants, N.S., with eight medals including two gold.

Summerside’s Kaitlyn Smith in the pre-juvenile women’s under-13 division and Ella Hennessey of the Charlottetown Skating Club in the Star 4 over-13 division earned the gold medals.

Silver medals went to Katie Stavert-Bernard of the Kensington Area Skating Club in the Star 7 women’s short program and in the juvenile under-14 women’s category. Jessica Thibeau of Kensington in Star 4 under-13 girls and Summerside’s Gabrielle Samson in Star 5 over-13 women also had silvers.

In the Star 6 women’s division, Marilyn Sheen of Kensington captured the bronze as did Charlottetown’s Julia Dunn in the Star 10 women’s class.

Other Island competitors included Renee Gardiner (fourth, Star 4 over-13 girls), Jaiden Nelson (sixth, Star 4 under-13 girls), Alexandra MacCaull (sixth, Star 5 under-13 women), Julie Davison (eighth), Julia Smith (10th) and Paige Lauwerijssen (11th) in Star 5 over-13 women, Laura Davison (9th, Star 6 women), Keira Dougay (eighth, juvenile under-14 women), and Emma Hynes (seventh overall) and Kaylynne Vessey (18th overall) in pre-novice women.

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