Terrace Skating Club had 18 of their members competed in the Kla-How-Ya competition Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Back row (left to right): Ethan Kietzman, Makayla Forrest, Cassidy Melo, Emma Decario, Brianne Monsen, Maia Guerriero, Camryn Monsen, Kally Mackenzie, Ciara McKay, Emily Larmour. Middle: Hannah Thomson, Kayeanna Mackenzie. Front: Jacqueline Cheng, Kara O’Gorman, Bailey Bartlett, Zion Girard, Claire Kim. Missing: Kaytlin Gingles. (Contributed Photo)

Terrace Skating Club returns from Kla-How-Ya competition with 33 medals, 20 ribbons

18 skaters competed in the annual Northwest event

The Terrace Skating Club (TSC) competed in the annual Kla-How-Ya competition Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 in Smithers, bringing home multiple wins.

TSC had 18 members on ice that performed in three to five events each, claiming a total of 33 medals and 20 ribbons for their routines.

“Every one of our skaters that could possibly win a medal, won at least one medal so that was exciting,” says Jennifer Kuehne, TSC director of skating and coach. “They did really well and it’s always fun watching those first-time ones.”

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Makayla Forrest brought in three gold medals for her performances, Cassidy Melo followed with two, along with one gold medal each for Camryn Monsen, Brianne Monsen and Ethan Kietzmann.

In silver medals, Brianne Monset snatched four, Makayla Forrest and Kayeanna MacKenzie claimed two. Camryn Monsen, Kaytlin Gingles, Emma DeCario, Ethan Kietzmann, Bailey Bartlett and Kally MacKenzie all took a silver medal each.

As for the bronze medals, Camryn Monsen won three and Maia Guerriero was recognized with two. Kaytlin Gingles, Kayeanna Mackenzie, Bailey Bartlett, Cassidy Melo, Hannah Thomson and Claire Kim each grabbed one.

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Keuhne says the Kla-How-Ya competition is a great event to take part in as they receive a lot of valuable feedback from the judges and get to meet other skaters from the region.

“It’s always important to go out and to compete… [because] at every level you get what we call a report card,” she says. “It’s really great for the kids and for the coaches because sometimes the judges reiterate what we’ve been saying on what they need to work on.”

The Kla-How-Ya competition is held annually, rotating to different locations throughout the Northwest, and was hosted in Terrace last year. The competition was hosted by the Houston Skating Club and was meant to be held at their Claude Parish Memorial Arena, but was moved due to the delay in getting the ice put onto their rink.

Fortunately, Smithers was able to give up their ice time last minute so that the Houston Skating Club could host their rotation.

Coming up for the Terrace Skating Club is their Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sportsplex Main Arena. Entry is by cash donation, which will all go towards the local food bank.

Ribbon Results:

Claire Kim — Two gold ribbons

Emily Larmour — One gold ribbon

Kara O’Gorman — One gold ribbon

Zion Girard — Two silver ribbons

Ciara McKay — One silver ribbon

Kara O’Gorman — One silver ribbon

Kally MacKenzie — One silver ribbon

Jacqueline Cheng — Three bronze ribbons

Hannah Thomson — Two bronze ribbons

Ciara McKay — Two bronze ribbons

Kara O’Gorman — Two bronze ribbons

Zion Girard — One bronze ribbon

Claire Kim — One bronze ribbon



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