Airdrie athletes Savanna Martel and Teyana Roberts proved they can compete with the country’s best during Week 2 of the Canada Winter Games, held Feb. 24 to March 3 in Red Deer. Martel, a 13-year-old figure skater, concluded her competition with the bronze medal in the pre-novice ice dance Feb. 27. “We were quite pleased,” said Martel, who was skating alongside her ice-dance partner Kobi Chant, of Olds. “It could have gone a little better, but it was definitely a good skate and we really enjoyed it.” Martel and Chant had entered the final round of their competition in first place after performing well during the pattern dance. Unfortunately, they were not able to hold onto the lead following the free dance portion, after registering a 49.89-point score. “It could have been because of the level of our lift, or the twizzles,” Martel said. “Those are two harder elements. Other than that, it was a good program and coming third is really good.” While finishing the week on the podium was an obvious highlight, Martel said other aspects of the Canada Winter Games were equally enjoyable. “I also really enjoyed being able to be there with athletes from other sports, being able to watch all these other sports and people and be able to meet all these athletes from all over Canada,” she said. Now that the Canada Winter Games has wrapped up, Martel said, the pair’s 2018-19 season is officially over. She said she and Chant will not rest for long however, as they will soon start preparing for the first figure skating competition of the 2019-20 season – the Wildrose Invitational, which will take place in Leduc in July.