2019 Linda Brauckmann Jr Academy Competition

Congratulations to all of our Jr Academy skaters that participated in our annual Linda Brauckmann Jr Academy Competition.

The Linda Brauckmann Competition is dedicated to the late Mrs. Linda Brauckmann whose achievements include coaching a World Champion & Olympic Medalist, and being inaugurated into the Skate Canada Coaching Hall of Fame.  Her claim to fame is coaching Vancouverite Karen Magnussen to win Gold at the 1973 World Championships.  Mrs. Brauckmann was from BC and stood as one of Canada’s coaching treasures.

A big thank you to our Jr Academy Coordinator Jill Marie Harvey for all of her efforts in organizing and executing this exciting event!

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AWARDs PRESENTATION

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THANK YOU TO OUR JUDGES!

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SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Congratulations to our Champs athletes at the 2019 Victoria Day Competition!

Awesome results from our Champs athletes at the Victoria Day competition. Congratulations to many of our skaters that achieved personal best scores at this competition!

Thanks to Neil Wilson, Megumu Seki, Kathryn Kang, and Rika Inoda for their coaching at the competition. Keep up the good work Champs!

Other podium results (not pictured):

Senior Men Short
1. Aleksa Rakic
2. Beres Clements
3. Alexander Lawrence

Junior Men Short
1. Gabriel Blumenthal

Junior Men Long
3. Christopher Fan

Star 5 Men
1. Elia De Phanger

2019 Champs International Skating Gala!

Our 2019 Champs International Skating Gala was a huge success! Congratulations to all performers on an amazing show; it was definitely a night to remember!

Several awards were handed out at the end of the night. Congratulations to all skaters on their achievements!

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Shohei Law

2019 Champs International Sportsmanship Award

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Kara Yun

2019 Champs International Most Improved Sr B Skater

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Brendan Wong

2019 Champs International Most Improved Sr A/Advanced Skater

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Emily Bausback & Alexander Lawrence

2019 Champs International Most Improved Elite Skaters

Champs Coaches and Athletes Celebrated at 2019 BC/YK Section AGM!

Congratulations to Director Joanne McLeod for winning the Skate Canada BC/YK Competitive Coach/Choreographer Award! (pictured here with Champs Coaching Staff: Megumu Seki, Diane Knutson, Neil Wilson, Kevin Reynolds, Jill Marie Harvey, Miki Mori - missing Kathryn Kang & Josh McRae)

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Congratulations to Aleksa Rakic for winning the Skate Canada BC/YK Competitive Athlete Award.

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Congratulations to the following Champs athletes recognized for their National achievements: Aleksa Rakic, Beres Clements, Emily Millard, Shuma Mugii, Kiera Kam & Matthew Carter, and Brendan Wong.

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Champs Skaters Win BC Coast Region Awards!

Congratulations to our Champs skaters that won BC Coast Region Awards this year. Champs is so proud of your achievements!

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Alex Wang

Winner of the 2019 Carole Blackburn Memorial Award (Juvenile Men)

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Elia De Phanger

2019 StarSkate BC Coast Region Team Trophy Winner (Star 5 Men)

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Devesh Sharma

2019 Scott Roberts Memorial Award (presented for musicality and performance in Star 3 category)

Not pictured:

Alisa Goncharov (2019 StarSkate BC Coast Region Team Trophy Winner - Star 5 Girls U13)
Ashley Pang (2019 StarSkate BC Coast Region Team Trophy Winner - Pre Juvenile Ladies U11)
Sofia Folino (2019 Carole Blackburn Award - Juvenile Women U14)

Champs announces 2019 Champs International Skating Gala!

The 2019 Champs International Skating Gala will be on Friday, May 3rd at 7:30PM.

The show will be produced by Director Joanne McLeod, with choreography from Champs coaches Jill Marie Harvey, Josh McRae, Megan Wing & Aaron Lowe, Neil Wilson, Megumu Seki, Miki Mori and Joanne McLeod. The show will feature solo performances by Champs Elite Skaters and Ice Dancers, as well as ensemble performances by Elite, Sr A & Advanced, Sr B, and Intermediate & Jr Academy skaters.

Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase beginning Monday, April 15 at the Champs International Admin Office (778-331-3932 or champsinternational@icesports.com). Proceeds go towards the Champs Athlete Centre Fund.

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For more information on the Champs International Ice Galas, please visit our page here:
https://www.champsinternationalskating.com/champs-international-ice-gala

Wonderful results for Champs skaters at 2019 Super Series Vancouver Island Competition

Congratulations to our Champs skaters for their excellent results and performances this past weekend in Parksville at the 2019 Vancouver Island Competition. Champs is so proud of you!

Big thanks to Champs coaches Jill Marie Harvey and Miki Mori for coaching at this event.

Champs International Skater of the Month!

Champs International SC of BC -  Skater of the Month Recognition Award

“Presented in recognition of a skater’s dedication, focus, and work habits for skating success and achievement in training and competition”

 

March 2019

This month’s awards goes to Nayali Liu!

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Nayali Liu

Champs International Skater of the Month!

Nayali works very hard and has very strong combination jumps; her solo is filled with transitions and style!

Nayali is turning 12 years old this spring and is from Richmond.  She enjoys Latin and Ballroom dancing, Taekwondo, playing the flute, and modelling.

Nayali skates at Champs International Skating Centre under Megumu Seki.  

She had great performances both at the 2019 BC Coast Winterskate competition where she won the gold medal in Juvenile Ladies and at the 2019 Star Skate Final where she earned a bronze medal in Juvenile Ladies.

Champs is very proud of you and your improvement!  

 Congratulations Nayali on your recognition as Champs International Skater of the Month!

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Success for Champs skaters at 2019 Canada Winter Games

Champs International Skating Centre was well represented this past week at the 2019 Canada Winter Games!

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Brendan Wong

In the Pre-Novice Men’s category, Brendan Wong had two strong skates to finish in second place overall!

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Hailey Yu & Brendan Giang

In Pre-Novice Dance Hailey & Brendan had two beautiful performances to skate to GOLD!

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Emily Millard

Competing in the Novice Ladies category, Emily was 2nd in the short program and placed 4th overall.

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Kiera Kam & Matthew Carter

Kiera and Matthew were amazing in the Novice Dance category with their performances earning them GOLD!

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Shuma Mugii

Shuma placed 5th overall in the Novice Mens category.

Congratulations to all skaters! Champs is so proud of you.