Canadians Bring Home 13 Medals from the International Adult Figure Skating Competition
Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ONT: Canada’s adult figure skaters made an impressive showing at this year’s International Adult Figure Skating Competition, winning a total of 13 medals. The annual event was held in Oberstdorf, Germany, from June 13-18, 2016.
This year’s competition attracted over 500 skaters from 32 countries plus five synchro teams. Skaters competed in Free Skating, Artistic Free Skating, Pairs Free Skating, Pairs Artistic Free Skating, Ice Dance (Pattern Dance, Short Dance and Free Dance) and Synchronized Skating.
A notable highlight from the event was the performance of Gary Beacom from B.C., who captured two gold medals and earned 99.73 points in the Masters Elite Men III Free Skating category; the highest score ever awarded in this competition since it began in 2005.
The following Canadian skaters medaled at the 2016 International Adult Figure Skating Competition:
Gary Beacom – Masters (Elite) Men III Free Skating and Masters (Elite) Men III Artistic Free Skating
Diana Barkley and Geoff Squires – Adult Pair Artistic Free Skating
Donald Murray – Silver Men IV & III Artistic Free Skating
Jillian Jackson Rutledge – Masters Ladies I Artistic Free Skating
Taya Shig – Bronze Men I Artistic Free Skating
Diana Barkley and Geoff Squires – Ice Dance – Masters (Elite) Free Dance
Anny Carrier – Silver Ladies II Free Skating
Teresa Rambold – Silver Ladies III Free Skating and Gold Ladies III Artistic Free Skating
Diana Barkley and Geoff Squires – Ice Dance – Masters (Elite) Short Dance
Anny Carrier – Silver Ladies II Artistic Free Skating
Takashi Ikeno – Gold Men II and III Artistic Free Skating
The 2017 event will once again take place in Oberstdorf and will be held from May 22-28, 2017. In addition, a second International Adult Figure Skating Competition has been added to this year’s schedule and will take place in Vancouver, B.C., from August 30-Septemebr 3, 2016. There are currently 270 competitors entered from 13 countries.
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