Aylmer, Ont. - In the final weekend of OUA competition the Carleton Ravens Figure Skating team has brought home a handful of hardware. During the two day competition hosted by McMaster University, the Ravens collected four medals - one gold and three silver - and the 2022 Coach of the Year Award.
The Ravens kicked off the two day competition with a pair of silver medals. Bridget Le Donne and Hannah Whitley placed second in Rhythm Dance while David Birinberg, Robyn Hoogendam, Bridget Le Donne and Hannah Whitley also collected silver medals in the Dance Fours.
Whitley and Birinberg weren't finished, as they would return to the ice on day two of the competition and continue to impress. Whitley was awarded gold in Solo Dance, for her third medal of the championship, while Birinberg collected their second silver in the Men’s Freeskate.
To top off a fantastic event, Ravens head coach Laura Kilpatrick was honoured with the OUA Coach of the Year, making her the third Ravens coach this season to win their sports honour.
For the sixth straight season, the Toronto Varsity Blues captured the OUA figure skating title during the two-day event hosted by the McMaster Marauders at the East Elgin Community Centre.
The Varsity Blues separated themselves from the pack, picking up the most gold medals with five.
The Western Mustangs earned the overall silver medal, highlighted by two gold medals. Meanwhile, the host Marauders, picked up three gold medals to finish third overall.
In a unanimous decision, the Spirit Award, given to the team that exemplifies high energy, teamwork, and spirit, was awarded to the Brock Badgers.
The Coach of the Year award, voted on by the coaches, was given to Carleton Ravens’ Laura Kilpatrick.
1st – Toronto Varsity Blues
2nd – Western Mustangs
3rd – McMaster Marauders
4th – Brock Badgers
5th – Queen’s Gaels
6th – Guelph Gryphons
7th – Carleton Ravens
8th – Waterloo Warriors
9th – Rams
Coach of the Year
Laura Kilpatrick, Carleton Ravens
Brock Badgers (unanimous)
STAR 8/9 SIMILAR DANCE
Gold – Maggie Chen, Chyna Hui (Toronto)
Silver – Laura Vancer, Hillary Baran (McMaster)
Bronze – Jasmine Wu, Erica Lumsden (Western)
STAR 10 FREESKATE
Gold – Katherine Mitchell (Toronto)
Silver – Gratiana Chen (Western)
Bronze – Daniella Scurto (Brock)
OPEN RHYTHM DANCE
Gold – Keelee Gingrich, Olivia McIsaac (Queen’s}
Silver – Bridget Le Donne, Hannah Whitley (Carleton)
Bronze – Camille DeThomasis, Trinity Males (Brock)
SENIOR SIMILAR PAIR FREESKATE
Gold – Helene Carle, Olivia Farrow (Guelph)
Silver – Taia Steward, Alyssa Cross (Brock)
Bronze – Clara Campbell, Hannah Gray (Western)
STAR 10 SOLO DANCE
Gold – Chyna Hui (Toronto)
Silver – Jasmine Wu (Western)
Bronze – Juliana Ye (Queen’s)
NOVICE SHORT PROGRAM
Gold – Isabella Mancini (McMaster)
Silver – Hannah Gray (Western)
Bronze – Taia Steward (Brock)
Gold – Colleen Tordoff, Keelee Gingrich, Olivia McIsaac, Anna Ljungberg (Queen’s)
Silver – David Birinberg, Robyn Hoogendam, Bridget Le Donne, Hannah Whitley (Carleton)
Bronze – Payton Beckett, Victoria Morgado, Alyssa Evans, Kaitlin Lees (Western)
Gold – Keiko Marshall, Katelyn Pavlidis, Karisa Wang, Marta Sellaroli (Toronto)
Silver – Clara Campbell, Hannah Gray, Julia LaBella, Madison Shaw (Western)
Bronze – Laura Dawson, Olivia Farrow, Ashley Goodliff, Helene Carle (Guelph)
Star 10 Similar Dance
Gold – Sarah Raynsford, Emma Curtis (McMaster)
Silver – Stephanie Carroll, Emma Jianopoulos (Toronto)
Bronze – Colleen Tardoff, Shaundra Buelow (Queen’s)
Intermediate Similar Pair FreeSkate
Gold – Gratiana Chen, Leah Kuo (Western)
Silver – Emily Cleghorn, Katherine Mitchell (Toronto)
Bronze – Natalia Schmuck, Emily Desjardins (Guelph)
Gold Solo Dance
Gold – Hannah Whitley (Carleton)
Silver – Emma Jianopoulos (Toronto)
Bronze – Camille DeThomasis (Brock)
Gold – Clara Campbell (Western)
Silver – Alyssa Cross (Brock)
Bronze – Laura Dawson (Guelph)
Gold – Alistair Lam (McMaster)
Silver – David Birinberg (Carleton)
Bronze – Denis Margalik (Toronto)
Gold – Toronto
Silver – Western
Bronze – Guelph