Congratulations Aleksa Rakic! 2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix Courchevel Silver Medallist!

Champs congratulates Aleksa Rakic on his excellent performances that landed him the silver medal at the 2019 ISU JGP Courchevel in Courchevel, France.

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Champs is so proud of you Aleksa!

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Champs Skaters Earn Excellent Results at 2019 Wild Rose Competition & North american cup

Congratulations to our team of Champs athletes that competed at the 2019 Wild Rose Competition in Leduc, Alberta last weekend. The competition was held in conjunction with the 2019 North American Cup competition that featured three Champs athletes.

Congratulations to Emma Szeto (Novice Ladies), Brendan Wong (Novice Men), and Shohei Law (Novice Men) for being selected to represent Canada in the 2019 North American Cup. All three skated clean, excellent short programs!

Team Canada at the 2019 North American Cup in Leduc, AB

Team Canada at the 2019 North American Cup in Leduc, AB

Congratulations to Hailey Yu and Brendan Giang for their excellent performances at the 2019 North American Cup in Lake Placid, NY. Hailey & Brendan skated to GOLD!

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Big congratulations to all of our Champs athletes that competed at Wild Rose, and thank you to Joanne, Neil, Megumu and Kathryn for the team coaching!


2019 BC/YK Section High Performance and BC/YK Technical Camp

Last weekend was the 2019 BC/YK Section High Performance and BC/YK Technical Camp held at our home rink, Burnaby 8 Rinks, for some of BC’s top skaters.

Many of our Elite and Advanced skaters were given the opportunity to work with ISU Judges and Technical Specialists.

The Technical Camp was presented by our Director Joanne McLeod and Scott Davis from Calgary. The camp was an awesome experience for Champs skaters and coaches.

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”

 

June 2019

This month’s awards goes to Sanuli Loku!

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Sanuli Loku

Champs International Skater of the Month!

Sanuli is 11 years old and trains on the Champs International Skating Centre Sr A sessions. Recently, she won Gold at the VISI Competition in Parksville, BC (Juvenile) and Gold at Victoria Day Competition in Surrey, BC (Juvenile).

Sanuli is coached by Joanne McLeod, Neil Wilson & Kathryn Kang.

Sanuli has elegance, soft knees, and good technical foundation for a positive future in our sport. When she is not skating Sanuli also enjoys playing soccer, badminton, and swimming in her spare time.

Champs is very proud of you and your improvement!  

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

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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