Local Speed Skaters keep busy in Long Track and Short Track events

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
January 23, 2019 - 3:20pm

LETHBRIDGE – This past weekend, indoor and outdoor competitions saw skaters from Lethbridge travel to Calgary and Red Deer to compete.

Three skaters attended the inaugural Jeremey Wotherspoon Open on Jan. 19-20.

The long track event took place at the new Setters Place at Great Chief Park, built for the 2019 Canada Winter Games, and Jonnathan McIntosh received a bronze medal in the T2T 12 male age class. 

The event was a qualifier for Alberta T2T (Training to Train) skaters to attend the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships which are being held in Winnipeg, MB, on Feb. 9 and 10. The team will be announced by the end of January.

Overall results for combined divisions were:

T2T 11/12 Female:
Mikka Eaves – 8th

T2T 12/13 Male:
Jonnathan McIntosh – 9th
Braeden Kremenik – 12th

Aaron Cooney was busy on the short track in Calgary competing at the Calgary Oval Winterfest – the third competition of the season for Western Elite Short Track Circuit that also ran from Jan. 19 to 20.

Cooney finished 35th overall in the male division. 

Sixty-six skaters from clubs in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and China participated in the division.

Olympic medalist Kaetlyn Osmond stops by Lethbridge for a seminar with local skaters

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