The Fort St. John Elks Speed Skating Club travelled with a little more baggage on their return home from Quebec City this weekend, arriving back in the peace with a collection of medals from the Canadian Age Class Long Track Speed Skating Championships.
Yuna Lovell was the big winner for the club in the female 13-year-old age class, with gold in the 100 metre and 500m combined with fourth in the 3000m to clinch the overall age group championship title for the third year in a row.
Amanda Mitchell finished just off the podium in fourth in that same age group, but had a solid weekend with a silver in the 3000m and back-to-back fifth place finishes in the 100m and 500m.
Michelle Kalkman finished just off the podium for the overall female 12-year-old age class by just 33 points. She did bring home gold in the 500m and a bronze in the 100m.
Brooke Braun finished sixth overall in that same age category and took home bronze in the 3000m.
Jessica Telizyn also represented the club in the female 14-year-old age class, finishing 14th in the 3000m and 15th overall.
Josh Telizyn was the big male winner, capturing a gold in the 100m but finished 65 points off the overall podium in the male 13-year-old age class after a fall in the 3000m.
Nyam Newlove finished just off the podium in 4th in the 3000m and finished 6th overall, just ahead of teammate Nicholas Guliov who finished 7th in the male 12-year-old age class.
The Elks will now turn to the Short Track event in preparation for the BC Winter Games taking place from Feb. 26-28 in Penticton.