Vernon skaters sizzle at home meet

The Vernon Speed Skating Club won its home meet Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.

The locals beat clubs from Kelowna and Salmon Arm, led by Mattias Isobe and Luca Ariano who each recorded four personal best times.

Harrison Mullin followed up by notching three personal best times. Overall, the Vernon skaters registered 17 personal best times to start the second half of the racing season.

The local coaching team of Peter Blokker, Trevor Rasmussen and former Olympian Mike Hall see the potential for skaters to move on to great accomplishments with continued dedication towards improving their technical and tactical racing components.


This was Vernon’s first season win after a strong effort in the first half of the year at meets in Kelowna and Port Coquilitlam. The Coyote Cup in Kamloops in February is their next test. Anyone interested in trying the sport is urged to e-mail:



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