Canadians Win Two Medals at ISU Challenger Series Event
GRAZ, Austria (November 13, 2022) – Canada won two medals at the 2022 Ice Challenge, a stop on the ISU Challenger Series figure skating circuit which concluded on Sunday.
Kaiya Ruiter of Ottawa earned the silver in women’s competition to highlight Canadian performances coming back from sixth spot after the short program. The 16-year-old already has four career international podiums.
Anna Pezzetta of Italy took the event 174.49 points edging the Canadian in second at 172.42. Kimmy Repond of Switzerland was third at 169.35.
Canadian junior champion Justine Miclette of Chambly, Que., second after the short, was fifth at 167.87 and Sara-Maude Dupuis of Montreal 11th out of 29 entries.
In ice dancing, it was a bronze medal and a first career international podium for Lily Hensen and Nathan Lickers of London, Ont., with 155.30.
Emily Bratti and Ian Sommerville of the U.S. won gold with 179.07 and Natacha Lagouge and Arnaud Caffa of France were second at 160.43.
In junior competition, there were only two entries in pairs but Ashlyn Schmitz of Shellbrook, Sask., and Tristan Taylor of Regina were first with 110.69 points.
In women’s junior singles, Fiona Bombardier of Newmarket, Ont., was sixth, Audréanne Foster of Forestville, Que., eighth and Fée Ann Landry of Gatineau, Que., ninth out of 32 entries.