Port Coquitlam’s Alexander Lawrence was as sharp on his toes as his blades were on the ice last week, skating away with the pre-novice boys figure skating gold at the B.C. Winter Games in Vernon.
The Vancouver Skating Club member grabbed an early lead and held on to win his category.
Coquitlam’s Kelvin Koon collected the silver.
Koon is a member of the Coquitlam Skating Club.
Also securing a medal was Port Moody’s Cristina Delmaestro, who finished third in juvenile ladies.
Placing fifth in the same category was clubmate Hannah Lam.
The medals crossed over into speed skating, where local athletes surged to the front.
Justin Cross and Zackery McLaren made the most of their B.C. Winter Games experience in Vernon, converting their skills on the long blade into a handful of medals.
Cross, of Coquitlam, topped both the 1500- and 3000-metre races, and picked up bronze in the 400 m event.
McLaren, of Port Coquitlam, powered to gold in both 1500 and 3000 m competitions. He placed fourth overall in the 400 m race.
In freestyle skiing, siblings Kyle and Madison Parker of Port Moody picked up a couple of medals each in their respective divisions.
Kyle Parker earned silver in boys dual moguls and bronze in mogul, and stood fifth overall. Sister Madison Parker netted two bronze, in combined and dual mogul. She also placed fourth in moguls.
In archery, PoCo’s Erin Bibby took the bronze in girls match play, after placing fourth in recurve aggregate. Coquitlam’s Sarah Milligan came in seventh in compound aggregate, while Heather Kilberg finished eighth overall.
Coquitlam’s Shi Yun Lum captured the uneven bars’ silver medal in artistic girls gymnastics. Securing silver on floor was Madelyn McPhee.
In biathlon, PoCo’s Kim Buller finished fourth in senior sprints event, and was fifth in both super sprint and individual.
The Fraser Valley teams in both netball and ringette, which featured numerous athletes from the Tri-Cities, each carted off silver medals.