Solid showing for local skaters

Jamie Mountain

A pair of local figure skaters did their best to showcase their talents over the weekend.
Both Samantha Halliday and Montana Plasky of the Border Figure Skating Club had solid performances at the Skate Ontario STARSkate Provincial/Skate Ontario Adult Championships in Kingston.
Halliday finished 12th in her division, accumulating a score of 20.70 points in the STAR 6 women’s event.
“She ended up getting sick 48 hours before her skate,” noted her mother, Sandra McNay.
“But she gave it her all, and I’m so proud of her and her coach, Gerry-Lynn Cousineau,” she added.
“It was a wonderful experience and Northwestern Ontario was well-represented.”
McNay also stressed her daughter had lots of sponsors that helped her to be able to go, and that she just wants to say thank you for all the well wishes and help she received.
Plasky, meanwhile, also nabbed 12th in her division, compiling a score of 25.41 in the STAR 8 women’s event.
Halliday had booked her spot by finishing fourth in the STAR 6 women’s event with a score of 24.16 points at the Skate Ontario Championships Qualifying series that was held March 5 in Thunder Bay.
Plasky advanced by placing seventh in the STAR 8 women’s event there, accumulating a total of 28.76 points.
The skating championships in Kingston concluded the club’s regular season, with the members now gearing up for their annual ice show to be held here April 7-8.