The Richmond-based Connaught Skating Club had a successful tilt at the annual BC Section Autumn Leaves Competition on the weekend.
The club had 40 skaters competing against the best of their rivals in the province and came away with 15 medals.
And for the first time ever in Canada, the event was judged virtually.
“Connaught SC athletes stood out in a major way,” said Keegan Murphy, the club’s director of Skating Programs. “A huge achievement.”
William Chan, the Pre Novice Mens Champion, said that it was intense practising after the lockdown that helped him get first place.
While Leah Lee, the Junior Ladies Provincial Champion, said it was strange performing for virtual judges, as opposed to live ones.
"…I do miss the presence of the judges and an audience because the connection you have while performing for them is so magical,” she said.
The medal winners were:
Pre-juvenile men - Carson Chow - 3rd;
Juvenile ladies u12 - Jace Wong - 2nd;
Juvenile ladies u12 - Esther Ting - 3rd;
Juvenile ladies u14 - Kirsten Tiongson - 3rd;
Juvenile pairs - Hailey Pang and Stephen Lee - 1st;
Pre-novice men - William Chan - 1st;
Pre-novice men - Tehryn Lee - 2nd;
Pre-novice ladies u16 - Anya Li - 2nd;
Pre-novice ladies u16 - Yolanda Tan - 3rd;
Pre-novice ladies u16 - Jaelyn Woo - 2nd;
Novice pairs - Jessie Sun and Victor Lum - 1st;
Novice ladies u17 - Ellie Cheung - 3rd;
Novice Men U17 - David Li - 1st;
Novice Men U17 - Terry Yu Tao Jin - 2nd;
Novice Men U17 - Neo Tran - 3rd;
Junior Men U19 - Wesley Chiu - 1st;
Junior Men U19 - Liam Kapeikis - 2nd.