Skaters vie for top section spots in North Battleford

Skate Canada - Saskatchewan Sectionals Presented By LVSchell Construction Management Services got underway Friday at the Civic Centre in North Battleford. Sectionals identify the top skaters in each section for advancement to the next round of qualifying events, ultimately leading to the Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

The event got underway with opening ceremonies Friday afternoon that included welcome remarks by Mayor Ryan Bater, and was scheduled to go for three days with free skates short program and ice dance competitions.

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Here is a rundown of winners from this weekend’s 2020 Skate Canada Saskatchewan sectionals:

In Pre-Juvenile Women U11, Addison Tribe of Skate Yorkton finished with a score of 21.33.

In Pre-Juvenile Men U11, Rui Quin of Skate Regina finished with 16.48.

In Pre-Juvenile Women U13, Julia Pangracs of Skate Regina finished with 21.58.

In Juvenile Women U12, Azizza Kowalchuk of Saskatoon FSC/Skate Saskatoon finished with 24.70.

In Juvenile Men U12, Eric Swalm of Moose Jaw SC finished with 18.44.

In Juvenile Women U14, Sierra Frey of Maple Creek FSC finished with 24.69.

In Juvenile Men U14, Shane Benko of Saskatoon FSC/Skate Saskatoon finished with 20.01.

In Juvenile Dance, ranking first was Raeanne Lobb/Shimone McClanahan of Caronport with 19.15 points.

In Pre-Novice Women, Caidence Derenisky of Skate Regina finished first at 88.64.

In Pre-Novice Men, Aden Fawcett of Caronport was first with a score of 40.54.

In Pre-Novice Dance, Jillian Benko and Shane Benko of Saskatoon finished first at 54.91.

In Novice Women, Sydney Kotzer of Skate Yorkton finished first with 114.02.

In Novice Men, Damien Bueckert of Warman Osler SC finished with a 79.57 score.

In Novice Pair, Ashlyn Schmitz and Tristan Taylor of Shellbrook SC/Skate Regina finished with a score of 90.93.

In Junior Women, Emi Swanson finished first with a score of 100.46.

In Junior Men, Tristan Taylor finished with a score of 128.34.

Finally, in Junior Pair Caidence Derenisky and Raine Eberl finished with a score of 82.57.

This story has been updated to add additional results and to correct one category name.

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