Vernon Vortex Speed Skating Team’s Laura Hall and Peter Blokker dominated the CanAm International meet last weekend in Calgary.
Blokker, 84, ruled the Masters category, recording the world’s top times for his age division while improving on his showings at the World Masters Championships last February. He posted three season best times.
Hall was the top female overall in her age division off the strength of her speciality, the 3000-metre race in which she recorded a time only bettered by one American, a Russian, and two Chinese skaters in her age division so far this year. She completed a clean sweep of four personal best times.
The Vortex carries sponsorship from Sproing Creative, Manulife Financial, Mackenzie Financial, Interior Savings, and Tolko. For information on how to join this dynamic team, check their website at www.vernonspeedskatingclub.com.