I was a member of the Waterloo Warriors figure skating team in 2007 and 2009 and when I heard that the Ontario Championships competition was going to be hosted by Laurier I got a bit excited. My sister skates for the Ryerson Rams so it would give me a good opportunity to see her as well as see teammates from the past. As it seems to happen every year the two day competition fell right in the middle of Ontario’s University Reading week which means no classes to miss and lot’s of free time.
My Parents were planning on coming to Waterloo to watch my sister skate which means that they would be coming to visit ME and I could stay in Waterloo and get some much needed homework done as the week after reading week was our so called “hell week” (5 midterms in 5 days!!) Anyways long story short I went to watch a few events on Wednesday morning which ended up being Ladies Short program, Senior Silver Dance, Men and Dance fours. It was good to see some old friends from the skating world and say hello to my sister as well as snap a few shots of some skating. I had an enjoyable conversation with the Waterloo Athletics publication coordinator Steve Brooks while standing at the boards taking a few shots. The Warriors ended up being in First place after day 1, but eventually dropped down to third which was still a great result. The last time Waterloo won the competition was in 1985-86.
Anyways below are a few shots I ended up getting while cheering on the Warriors. I hope to be back on the team next year so look forward to more skating shots in the future.