Day 3 at the 2018 Canadian Tire Nationals Skating Championships was an action packed day of competition with Novice and Junior competition. The Junior Women skated their short programs and the Novice & Junior Pair and Junior Men’s events concluded.
The Junior Women started the day with their short program, Ontario was represented by 8 out of 18 skaters. Alison Schumacher representing Ontario currently sits in 3rd place with 52.39 and Victoria Bocknek also from Ontario is close behind in 4th place with 50.31 points. The Junior Women Long Program is the lone event today and it kicks off at 6:15pm PST (9:15pm EST).
In the Novice Pair Long Program Ontario’s Brooke McIntosh & Brandon Toste maintained their 1st place short program finish to win the gold medal in the event. They achieved a score of 120. 24 and set a new Canadian record! Marine Pouliot & Alexandre Simar representing Quebec finished in 2nd place with 110.12 points and the bronze medal was claimed by another Quebec team, Camille Perreault & Bryan Pierr who scored a total of 107.11 points.
The Junior Pairs skated their Long Programs next, and after being in 5th place after the short, Patricia Andrew & Paxton Knott climbed to 2nd place in the long with a total of 131.27 points to capture the silver medal. Gold was won by Quebec’s Lori-Ann Matte & Thierry Ferlan finishing with 139.87 points and Gabrielle Levesque & Pier-Alexandre Hudo also from Quebec finished with 130.94 points for the bronze. Ontario’s Mariah McCaw & Steven Adcock were a close 4th with 130.58 points.
The Junior Men finished off day 3 in exciting fashion – Ontario’s Matthew Markell who was 4th in the short program came back with a great skate to win the long and the Junior Men National Title with 181.41 points! Corey Circellli from Ontario captured the silver medal in the event with 176.66 points and Zoe Duval-Yegeau representing Quebec received the bronze with 170.58 points. Iliya Kovler from Ontario had an impressive comeback after his 11th place short program, he ended up with the second best free skate of the day and finished in 4th place with 169.80 points.
There is one event today as the Senior competitors have arrived in Vancouver and begin official practices. The Junior Women compete their Long Program today at 6:15pm PST (9:15pm EST).