Figure skaters start season well

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By Jennifer Schlee

The Ryerson varsity figure skating team made a good showing at the Queen’s Invitational competition last weekend. 

The team had two top-three finishes, helping to earn the team an impressive 17 point total in their first competition of the season.

“This was our best showing ever at Queen’s,” said Jennifer Chapman, head coach.  “Our overall total has improved so much.”

Michelle Masek, a second-year photography student and rookie on the team, placed second in the open solo dance.  This is Ryerson’s best placing in a dance event ever.

“Considering I just learned some of the steps to the dances the night before, I was shocked when I did so well,” Masek said.  “When I cam in second, I thought, they [the judges] made a mistake … I thought I had come second last.”

“Our goal for the next competition is to improve our team standings,” Chapman said.  “We’re aiming for top five finishes in each event.”

The team’s next competition will be at the Wilfred Laurier University Invitational on Jan. 16.

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