Chatham club sends 2 to Skate Canada Challenge

William Josling, left, and Ethan Xiao will represent the Chatham Skating Club at the Skate Canada Challenge next month in Oakville.

Two Chatham Skating Club members – Ethan Xiao and William Josling –  have qualified for the upcoming 2023-2024 Skate Canada Challenge event, being held Feb. 1-4 in Oakville.

They are two of more than 250 skaters from across the country who will take part.

The competition features pre-novice and novice skaters in men’s, women’s, pair and ice dance.

Xiao, 16, will skate in the men’s novice category, while Josling, 14, will compete in the men’s pre-novice event.

Laura Smith from the Chatham Skating Club coaches both skaters.

The event serves as a qualifier for the 2024 Novice Canadian Championships.


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