Team Ontario Women
Team Ontario Men
February 26th 2015
Last week's Canada Winter Games in Prince George was a exciting affair for our young Toronto skaters and the boarder Ontario contingent.
Having sent five of the ten skaters in the Short Track competition, people were looking to the Toronto skaters to see what impact they could make.
Faced with a very strong Quebec team that dominated the competition (Quebec swept every individual medal), the Toronto skaters did really well!
The highlight for team Ontario was the Silver medal in the Men's 3000 metre Relay, which was the only Ontario medal at the meet. Our Toronto skaters Gibson H, Nils E and Aidan P were key players in the five member team that won that medal.
From an individual perspective the Toronto skaters skated really well, showed grit and determination and came away with their heads held high.
The best performance came from Renee S (Brampton skater, but trains full time at Toronto) who can 4th in three individual distances (500, 1000, 1500) and 5th in the 3000. Renee was unfortuanate not to medal and with a little luck could have come home much more decorated.
Gibson H skated really well thoughout the meet and also had a strong individual medal opportunity, coming 4th in the 1500. Gibson also came 6th in the 3000, 8th in the 500 and 9th in the 1000.
Aidan P, coming in as a last minute substitution, had a good meet, registering 10th place finishes in the 1000 and 1500, 11th in the 3000 and 16th in the 500.
Nils E had a spirited meet with a strong performance in the 500, finishing 9th overall. Nils also finshed 11th in the 1000, 16th in the 3000 and 18th in the 1500.
Finally Ayanna B worked on continuing to learn to compete at this level. Ayanna had finishes of 13th in the 500, 15th in the 1000, 17th in the 3000 and 31st in the 1500.
Congratulations to your performances. You have made the club, and the entire province proud!
See the results here
November 24th 2014
The Toronto club showed up in force this past weekend during the Ontario Team Trials for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
Through many ups and downs of a very, very intense competition, three Toronto skaters - Ayanna B, Gibson H and Nils E - made it onto Team Ontario and will be skating at the CWG in Prince George this coming February. Not only did we send the most skaters to the team, but our skaters also got both (Female and Male) 1st Alternate positions through Juliette B and Aidan P.
Coach Will has this to say about the performance:
"There were many wonderful things that Cameron and I were able to experience this past weekend at the Canada Winter Games Trials in Clarington. It was wonderful to have Ayanna and Aidan back in our midst. It was incredible to watch as Gibson, Nils and Ayanna earned spots on the Ontario Team, with Juliette and Aidan earning first alternate positions.
What was most exceptional though was watching our Toronto skaters grow before our eyes: make mistakes and learn from them in the next race; manage the pressure of a high level selection meet; use the opportunity of a fast competition to establish new personal bests; and deal with a roller coaster of a weekend.
All of the Toronto skaters, Ayanna, Hannah, Juliette, Megan, Mila, Emma, Gabrielle, Gibson, Aidan, Nils, Hayden, Adrian, Elias, and Eren did yourselves honour, just as you bring honour to your families and the club.
Our five skaters at the Provincial meet that occurred at the same time made us proud too."
For full results see here
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