Lethbridge athletes take home medals for Speed Skating Championships

Speed skaters from Lethbridge proved they are some of the fastest in the country. Members of the Lethbridge Speed Skating Association competed in the Western Canadian Youth Short Track Speed Skating Championships with several skaters receiving medals.

Lethbridge Speed Skating executive, Greg Ogilvie, says the young athletes did quite well.

“We had four skaters from Lethbridge who were skating in the event. So we had a girl in the female eleven division, two in the female twelve division, and then one in the male 13 division. In total- so the the male, Gavin Ogilvie, who’s my son, he won three gold medals. So he won the 400, the 800 and the 1500. He also came in first in the super final for the 1000, and then his teams also won the relay races as well, so he had a really successful weekend. Then we had Zosia Adelman in the twelve division, who won a bronze medal in the 1500, and then all three of the other skaters so Zosia, Claire and Zoe, all won their super finals, which meant that they won a signed book that was autographed by Catriona Le May Doan who was a former gold medalist.”

With this final competition the Lethbridge Speed Skating Association has officially wrapped up their season.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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