Alyssa Busch of Port Hardy glides through her solo routine in a dress rehearsal for last weekend's ice carnival in Port McNeill. Busch will represent Port McNeill Figure Skating Club in the B.C. championships in March.

Alyssa Busch of Port Hardy glides through her solo routine in a dress rehearsal for last weekend's ice carnival in Port McNeill. Busch will represent Port McNeill Figure Skating Club in the B.C. championships in March.

Local figure skaters claim gold at Kerry Park competition

Lexie Murgatroyd and Natasha Grafton claimed gold medals in their respective categories in the Sr. Silver Ladies free skate.

Lexie Murgatroyd and Natasha Grafton claimed gold medals in their respective categories and Alyssa Busch placed fourth in the Sr. Silver Ladies free skate to lead the Port McNeill Figure Skating Club in the 2014 Vancouver Island Regional figure skating competition in Kerry Park.

Murgatroyd earned gold and teammate Tyanna Laming was bronze in the Star 4 Girls 13-over class.

Grafton led a strong showing among PMFSC’s Star 2 level skaters, winning gold in Group 2. Rebecca Griffith was silver and Nicole Wigard bronze in Group 1, and Danielle Barnes of Alert Bay was silver in Group 4.

Karlie Shambrook, the team’s only representative in the Star 5 division, placed fifth.

The competition was held Feb. 7-9 at Kerry Park Arena.

Busch, of Port Hardy, will go on to represent Port McNeill Figure Skating Club in the upcoming B.C. Figure Skating Championships in Kelowna, beginning Mar. 7. She will compete in the Junior Silver Ladies division.