Around the outside: Alex Seal

Ice Breakers impress in Kelowna

It was a weekend of setting bests and making new marks for members of the Salmon Arm Ice Breakers Speed Skating Club

It was a weekend of setting bests and making new marks for members of the Salmon Arm Ice Breakers Speed Skating Club at the Kelowna Invitational event.

Held Saturday at the Capital News Centre, seven team members competed in various distances with all the young racers logging personal best times.

Aila Norlin, who was racing up a division, scored a personal best in the 1,200-metre endurance event, as well as posting personal top times in the 200- and 400-m events. Joining her in division 3 competition, Bradley Hlina established his benchmark time with his first 1,200-m race, while he also notched personal bests in the 200- and 400-m. Hlina and Norlin also competed in a 2,000-m points race for the first time, following their 1,200-m stints. The points race has skaters earning points for placings on the seventh, 14th and final laps.

Jack Verdurmen earned best times in his 1,200-m, 200-m, 300-m and 400-m races, while Shan Chhokar earned a personal best in the 200-m, only to beat that time in his second 200-m race. Chhokar also established benchmark times in the 300-m and 600-m, but had an unfortunate fall in his 400-m race.

In division one, Daniel Hlina and Devyn Hughes continue to improve, as both skaters earned personal best times in all four of their races, as well as earning top placings in the bucket race and the pairs races, where skaters push another racer for a lap before switching places to finish the two lap challenge.

Masters level skater Alex Seal competed with the 15- to 19-year- old-group and raced distances of 500 m, 1,000 m, 1,500 m and 3,000 m. He took first in all distances except the 500-m, where he placed second.

Skaters are always welcome to try the speed skate program. For more information, go to www.salmonarmspeedskating.com.

 

Just Posted

Graveside view of Salmon Arm history

Deborah Chapman leads annual tour at Mount Ida Cemetery

In Photos: Pumpkin cannons fired in food bank fundraiser

Salmon Arm’s DeMille’s Farm Market helps raise food and funds for Salvation Army

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Early morning fire destroys Tappen home

Firefighters from Tappen-Sunnybrae and Shuswap fire departments respond

Shuswap Connextions seeks inclusion

Group stresses importance of a community that values diverse abilities

Graveside view of Salmon Arm history

Deborah Chapman leads annual tour at Mount Ida Cemetery

Councillor candidates provide videos on why they’re running

Thirteen candidates hope to claim one of six council seats in Salmon Arm

Trump: Saudi king ‘firmly denies’ any role in Khashoggi mystery

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is travelling to the Middle East to learn more about the fate of the Saudi national

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

South Okanagan man alleged to have exposed genitals to children

Penticton RCMP said incident occurred at the Kiwanis Park

Transport Canada to take new look at rules, research on school bus seatbelts

Canada doesn’t currently require seatbelts on school buses

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

Most Read