Junior and senior members of the Port McNeill Figure Skating Club competed recently in the Vancouver Island Interclub competition in Port Alberni. Front row (l-r): Danielle Barnes

Junior and senior members of the Port McNeill Figure Skating Club competed recently in the Vancouver Island Interclub competition in Port Alberni. Front row (l-r): Danielle Barnes

Figure skaters shine in club competition

Eight members of the Port McNeill Figure Skating Club returned home with medals last month.

Eight members of the Port McNeill Figure Skating Club returned home with medals last month after competing in the Vancouver Island Region Interclub competition in Port Alberni.

Danielle Barnes of Alert Bay and Natasha Grafton, Jasmine Brown and siblings Carly and Cole Klughart, all of Port McNeill, claimed silver medals in their skating classifications.

Bronze medals were earned by Rebecca Griffith and Ella Fjeld of Port McNeill, and Nicole Wigard of Port Hardy.

Three more skaters managed top-10 showings in free skate programs held during the Nov. 21-23 competition.

Karlie Shambrook finished fifth and Lexie Murgatroyd eighth in the STAR 5 girls 13-over class, while Kierra Shambrook placed 10th in the Sr. Bronze Women’s free skate.

The club will return to competition in the New Year, with their next event scheduled for Victoria.

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