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By Dan Falloon, Portage Daily Graphic

Figure skater Dominique Bergeron had an impressive showing at the Isabelle Henderson Figure Skating Competition in Paris, Ont. over the weekend. (Dan Falloon/Portage Daily Graphic)

Figure skater Dominique Bergeron had an impressive showing at the Isabelle Henderson Figure Skating Competition in Paris, Ont. over the weekend. (Dan Falloon/Portage Daily Graphic)

Dominique Bergeron put it all together in Paris.

The 12-year-old Portage Skating Club member put in a fine showing at the Isabelle Henderson Figure Skating Competition in Paris, Ont. over the weekend. Bergeron was second in the short program, third in the long program, and third overall.

In addition to her work in town, Bergeron spends a fair chunk of time training in Barrie, Ont., where she worked to get ready for the event. It was Bergeron's first time competing at this particular competition.

"I was practicing hard in Barrie," said Bergeron. "I was trying to get my jumps and spins more consistent."

Bergeron was glad to be consistent across both programs.

"I'm happy with both my programs," said Bergeron. "My short (program) is West Side Story, and my long (program) is a tango. For my short, I have to have fun, but be bold and strong.

"In the long, you have to be very bold and in charge of all your movements."

Bergeron returned from Ontario late Wednesday night, practiced at the Portage Mutual Arena on Thursday, and will be off to a competition in Regina on Friday. She hopes to have a repeat of Paris, for the most part, in Saskatchewan.

"(My goal) for my short (program) is to be a little bit more bold and have a little bit more fun with it," said Bergeron. "For the long, in Paris, I was stumbling in some places, so I would like to clean up my stumbles."

dan.falloon@sunmedia.ca

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