Local figure skaters see success at Thunder Bay competition


Emma Rae Pattison and Samantha Halliday attended the Thunder Bay Open figure skating competition March 4 and 5, with both skaters coming home with medals.

Pattison earned two silver medals in elements and her star 2 free skate.

Halliday earned a personal best score of 19.88 in her short program and took the gold medal. Her star 10 freeskate won her a silver medal. Halliday has qualified for the Ontario Provincial Championships taking place later this week in Mississauga. Halliday finished third in a field of 143 to qualify for the short program and 16th in a field of 32 to qualify her long program. Halliday says she is thrilled to be going to provincials and wants to thank all of her sponsors, friends and family for their support.

Border Skating Club will also be hosting their annual ice show “Happily Ever After” on Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre on the lce for Kids rink. Admission to the event will be by free will donation. President Sandra McNay says that with the effects of Covid and not being able to host an ice show for the past couple of years, “we figured as a club we’d like to give back and open it up to anyone who wants to come watch without the obligation of having to pay,” she said.

Donations will be collected for KidSport, a local organization that helps kids eliminate the financial barriers of joining a sport they love.