February 27, 2019March 2, 2019News, Team Alberta The first medals were presented in figure skating at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, and Alberta placed two of its athletes on the podium in the Dance Pre-Novice category. Grace Pelé, 14, and Joel Portz, 15, of Calgary skated to a silver medal, thanks to a well-executed free routine that bumped them from third to second place after the pattern dance routine. Team Alberta’s Savana Martel, 13, and Kobi Chant, 16, dropped from first place after the pattern to third place following the free routine, securing the bronze medal for Alberta. Later in the evening, Michelle Deng, 13, of Edmonton, AB skated to a gold medal in the Singles Pre-Novice competition. She posted the best score of the short program with a substantial lead, and once more delivered a strong performance in the free routine to secure the medal. Deng scored a cumulative score of 108.93 points, surpassing her previous personal best by more than five points. Deng won the 2018 Alberta Winter Games and 2018 Skate Canada National Summer Series events.