Back row, left to right: Coach Jaqueline, coach Joanne, Hannah Thompson, Aaliyah Beeton, Kara O'Gorman, Kayeanna Mackenzie, Kally Mackenzie, Teysean Henry, Brianne Monsen, Ciara McKay, Ethan Kietzmann, Camryn Monsen, coach Cynthia, coach Heather. Front row, left to right: Sloan Prevost, Jaliyah Tadiaman, Bailey Bartlett, Kate Kharchenko, Maia Guerriero, Emily Larmour, Halle Correia, Anabelle Ruchotzke, Ariane Khalil. (Submitted photo/Joanne Bartlett)

Terrace skaters impress at Kla-How-Ya competition

Kla-How-Ya in Kitimat was the first in-person competition since the start of COVID-19 pandemic

Members of the Terrace Skating Club (TSC) left their first in-person competition since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with over 20 combined medals.

During the weekend of Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, 19 skaters from the club made the trip down Hwy 37 to Kitimat for the Kla-How-Ya competition and performed for both an audience and a video camera for remote judges.

“The TSC skaters were thrilled to get back to competition after many months without being able to compete in person. This was also the very first competition for some of our newest juniors and they enjoyed the entire experience,” said Joanne Bartlett, coach.

“All of the skaters performed very well, it was an exciting and successful weekend.”

Brianne Monsen won three gold medals, with Kara O’Gorman, Kally Mackenzie, Maia Guerriero, Teysean Henry and Camryn Monsen also taking home golds.

In silver medals, Camryn Monsen, Ethan Kietzmann and Aaliyah Beeton each skated away with two, and Teysean Henry, Maia Guerriero and Kayeanna Mackenzie claimed one each.

Guerriero, Beeton, Henry and Bailey Bartlett each won a bronze medal, with Emily Larmour winning two.

The Kla-How-Ya competition is held annually, rotating to different locations throughout northwest B.C. Terrace last hosted the event in 2018.

Joanne Bartlett said that the TSC thanks all of the Terrace businesses and members of the community that support the club. The next event is the Cariboo North Central Regional Championships in January 2022.

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