Figure skaters take centerstage at Olympic Center

LAKE PLACID – The Empire State Winter Games has always been an exciting tradition in Lake Placid, and never is it more popular than in an Olympic year.

This past weekend, hundreds of amateur athletes came to Lake Placid to compete in various winter sports, including the popular figure skating competition. There were many levels and disciplines available for skaters, including freestyle, synchronized skating, ice dance and moves in the field.

Several Skating Club of Lake Placid members competed in the Empire State Winter Games. Abigail Gavin placed fifth in Beginner Girls Test Track Group D.

Skating in multiple events, Carly Brox placed sixth in Bronze Solo Dance and second in Preliminary Girls Test Track Group A.

Francesca Mastrianni earned the bronze medal in Senior Ladies Test Track Free Skating.

Sara McKillip placed fifth in High Beginner Girls Test Track Group A.

Ciana Cerruti came in second in Intermediate Ladies 6.0 FS Group B, fourth in Intermediate Ladies 6.0 SP, second in Intermediate IJS FS Group C, and seventh in the Intermediate IJS Short Program Group A events.

Karisa Becker placed third in the Intermediate Ladies Test Track FS, Group C event.

A second place in Intermediate MITF and fifth place in Pre-Juvenille Girls Test Track Group B went to Sandra Delarm.

Jessica Knotek skated in the Pre-Juvenile Girls Test Track Group C event, earning a bronze medal.

Laura Shadlock won a silver medal in the Preliminary Girls Well Balanced FS Group B event.

There were two sets of siblings competing in the Empire State Winter Games figure skating competitions. Caitlin Quinn placed sixth in Pre-Preliminary Girls Test Track Group C and her sister Megan was third in Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field.

Sisters Alexa and Sandra Harper earned fourth in the No Test Well Balanced FS, Group B event and fourth in the Juvenile IJS FS, Group A event, respectively.

Several SCLP skaters also earned a gold medal in their event. Francesca Mastrianni won the Gold Solo Dance and International Solo Dance competitions.

Placing first in the Intermediate Ladies Test Track events were Emma Sparrow (winning group A) and Alexandra DiLillo (winning group B). Jessica Fortune earned the gold in the Novice Ladies Test Track FS Group A event.

Gina Fiorile won the Senior Test Track FS event.