Sooke skaters compete in Korean championship

A quick update on the two Sooke-based siblings who've made a name for themselves in the world of ice skating.

Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa at the Four Continents Championships in Seoul

Sooke-based ice skaters Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa are back at home after taking part in the Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea.

The brother-sister duo ended in 11 place out of 14 overall competitors, scoring seven extra points over last year’s competition in Seoul. Their free dance’s technical marks were worth eight place as well.

The Four Continents Championships Figure Skating (4FCC), which was founded in 1999  for skaters from North America, Asia and Oceania, were inaugurated in Halifax, NS. The 4FCC is a division of the International Skating Union (ISU) which was founded in 1892 and is the oldest governing international winter sport federation.

For the time being however, both will be taking a break to think about the future.

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