Local skaters perform well


Local Border Skate Club competitors posted some sparkling results at Skate Thunder Bay on Dec. 3-4.
MacKenzie Armstrong led the charge, notching first-place finishes in the introductory free skate and introductory spins divisions to go along with a third in introductory elements.
The club had a handful of other top finishes, including Alina Eldridge (pre-preliminary spins), Jayde Wright (pre-preliminary elements), and Joleigh Hayes (junior bronze elements).
Eldridge also recorded a second-place showing in pre-preliminary skills and third-place results in both the pre-preliminary free skate and pre-preliminary elements.
Wright also had a trio of third-place showings in pre-preliminary free skate, pre-preliminary spins, and pre-preliminary skills while Hayes was third in junior bronze free skate and junior bronze spins.
Ashley Croswell had a busy weekend with five events—highlighted by a second-place showing in senior bronze skills to go along with third-place results in junior bronze spins and introductory interpretive and fifths in junior bronze free skate and junior bronze elements.
Ashley Dupuis recorded the club’s final second-place result, taking silver in introductory free skate.
She wrapped the weekend with third-place finishes in the introductory elements and introductory spins divisions.
Lexi Caul and Emma Keeler each had a pair of third-place events, as well.
Caul’s came in the preliminary free skate and preliminary spins events while Keeler’s came in preliminary elements and a different group of preliminary spins competitors.
Caul also took fifth place in preliminary elements, with Keeler finishing fifth in the preliminary free skate.
Lastly, Avery Wilson-Hands earned a third-place showing in junior bronze free skate, a fourth in junior bronze elements, and a sixth in junior bronze spins.