Figure Skating Heats up

This morning the Pre-Novice Dance competitors competed the Pattern Dance performing both the Keats Foxtrot and the Harris Tango pattern dances. A pattern dance is a dance performed to set pattern to an assigned rhythm.

Final results after the pattern dance have Jessica Jaing and Nikolas Wamsteeker of British Columbia gliding into first place with two effortless performances. When asked about competiting at the Games Jamie Clarke of Nova Scotia said “it’s a great experience…a once and a lifetime experience.”

Short program results…

1. Jessica Jaing / Nikolas Wamsteeker, BC          26.58

2. Samantha Glavine / Jeff Hough, ON                25.91

3. Christina Penkov / Christopher Mostert, AB      23.22

Pre-Novice Dance concludes on Wednesday at 11:50 with the Free Dance.

Pre-Novice Men saw some personal best scores and highlight performances. After performing a double axel combination and a triple toe loop Bennet Toman sits in first place with almost a 6 point lead over his nearest competitor.  Dylan Short of Newfoundland pumped his fist as he concluded his short program achieving a personal best for the short program. 

Short program results…

1. Bennet Toman, QC   36.31

2. Adonis Wong, BC     31.48

3. Casey Wong, AB      30.64

Pre-Novice Men free skate takes place Wednesday at 10:15

Pre-Novice Women

1. Lisa Nasu-Yu, ON       31.24

2. Haley Sales, BC         30.51

3. Jessica Pietrzak, QC   30.49 

Pre-Novice Women concludes on Wednesday at 17:35 with the free skate.

Pre-Novice Pair

1. Haleigh Bell/Allistair Sylvester, ON             33.10

2. Kendra Digness/Cole VanDer Velden, AB   27.41

3. Jessica Landry/Sebastian Arcieri, QC          23.67

Special Olympics

Fans were treated with some great performances from the Special Olympians.  Men in level 2 and 3 compeleted the elements portion of the competition. Special Olympics Men and Women Solo Dance competed in the pattern dance with Champions being awarded. Alyssa Chapman won the first medal for Prince Edward Island in the Solo Dance event finishing first in both the Fiesta Tango and Willow Waltz. 

Level 2 Elements in Isolation

1. Manuel Richard Nadeau, QC

2. Thomas Babcock, ON

3. Matthew Lai, BC

Level 3 Elements in Isolation

1. Allan Tsang, BC

2. Mark Ellsworth, NL

3. Emile Baz, QC

 Special Olympics Women Solo Dance

 1. Alyssa Chapman, PE

2. Kailinda Stewart, NS

Special Olympics Men Solo Dance

1. Jonathan Edwards, ON

2. Justin Duong, SK

Tuesday Schedule

Novice events begin on Tuesday.

10:45 Novice Women – Short program

12:55 Novice Pair – Short program

13:35 Special Olympics Women Level 2 – Elements

14:45 Special Olympics Women Level 3 – Elements

For information please visit www.canadagames2011.ca.  Start orders and skater detail information can be found on the Skate Canada website www.skatecanada.ca.

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