Written by OUA
Photo by Queen's Athletics
KINGSTON, Ont. (February 12, 2019) – The Toronto Varsity Blues pulled through on the final day of competition to win their fourth consecutive OUA figure skating championship as the competition wrapped up at the Invista Centre in Kingston on Wednesday afternoon.
Entering the final day trailing the Western Mustangs by just six points, the Varsity Blues paved their comeback trail starting the second day with a silver medal in the Open Rhythm Dance, a bronze medal in the Star 10 free skate and a gold in the Dance Fours. The Mustangs took a gold medal of their own in the Gold Freeskate thanks to an incredible performance from Natalie Li, leaving Western just four points behind Toronto heading into the final event the Synchro.
Toronto once again was able to finish strong, pulling out a gold medal performance ensuring the OUA banner for another season with a gold in the Synchro. Western took home the overall silver medal, and the McMaster Marauders picked up the bronze fending off the host Gaels down the stretch of the final day.
Western’s head coach Alma Moir was named the OUA coach of the year during the awards ceremony.
Toronto finished day two with two gold, two silver and one bronze bringing their championship total medal haul to 13 in 14 events.
Day two action also saw gold medals for Guelph’s Intermediate Similar Pairs of Carling Allen and Natalie Savor, Ryerson’s Star 10 Freeskater Kaitlyn Wilson and Carleton’s Open Rhythm Dance duo of Vanessa Chartrand and Hannah Whitley.
Toronto’s Hanna Broker and Jessica Reid each added gold and silver on Wednesday while Melanie Zavitski added another gold to her total. All three also picked up golds in the Synchro.
Star 10 Similar Dance
Gold Solo Dance
Open Men Freeskate
Star 10 Solo Dance
Novice Short Program
Star 8/9 Similar Dance
Senior Similar Pairs
Open Rhythm Dance
Star 10 Freeskate
Intermediate Similar Pairs