Rams dance fours skaters from left to right: Barbara Basar, Karen Urquhart, Rebecca Rogers and Lisa Jensen. PHOTO: SHANNON BALDWIN

The bronze beauties of figure skating

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By Shannon Baldwin

Ryerson’s figure skating team may have won three gold medals at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championships, but it was the team’s bronze medals that made history.

In the last 24 years that Ryerson has had a figure skating team, Feb. 14 marked the first time the Rams have medalled for overall performance at the OUA Championships.

The two-day-long event was hosted for the first time at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Feb. 13 and 14.

Ryerson medalled in 10 of the 15 categories.

Fourth-year retail management student Alysha Gjos won gold for her senior silver solo free skate performance and third-year food and nutrition student Lisa Makeeva won gold in the gold free skate.

Makeeva also won a silver medal for her senior similar pairs routine with her partner Katherine Bilinsky, a fourth-year accounting-business management student. Gjos won her second medal by placing silver in intermediate similar pairs free skate with her partner Julia Withers.

Second-year new media student Karen Urquhart and first-year public health and safety student Julia Withers also won gold medals for their gold creative dance. Withers is a rookie to the team and this was her first year skating with Urquhart.


*Check out of Flickr account for pictures from both days of competitions.

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