Silver for Novice Pairs Skaters Raine Eberl and Caidence Derenisky
RED DEER, AB (February 28, 2019): On the final day of Figure Skating competition at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, the Novice Pairs team of Raine Eberl (Moose Jaw) and Caidence Derenisky (Regina) has earned a silver medal, coming in second place with a final combined score of 103.58. Team Saskatchewan's other Novice Pairs team of Marty Haubrich and Shallen Bear placed in fourth overall. See full results here.
The 13-year-old Derenisky and 19-year-old Eberl recently placed 6th in their category at the 2019 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, making their silver medal at the Canada Games an exciting cap to their season. Though these are the first Canada Games for Derenisky, Eberl competed at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC, where he placed 5th in the Singles Novice Male category. Both are alumni of the Saskatchewan Games. The pair, who have been skating together since April 2018, are coached by David and Vicki Schultz with Skate Regina. See Caidence's full bio here and see Raine's full bio here.
Athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the country’s next generation of national, international, Olympic and Paralympic champions. Team Sask alumni and Olympic medalists Mark McMorris, Catriona Le May Doan, and Emily Clark can all count their previous Canada Games experiences as a stepping stone to the highest levels of sport, as can Paralympians Brittany Hudak, Nic Goncin and Lisa Franks.
Throughout the Games, an ongoing Team Sask medal count will be found on the Team Sask website at teamsask.ca, and live results and sport schedules will be found at https://cg2019.gems.pro. Daily content can be found on Team Sask social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. High-resolution photos are available here via Jody Bailey or here via the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
The official 2019 Canada Winter Games website is located at canadagames.ca/2019.
Photo credit: Jennifer Donnelly
For more information, please contact:
Games Services & Communications Lead
Saskatchewan Games Council
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