February 26, 2015 4:23 am
Updated: February 26, 2015 4:45 am

Pint-sized skaters wow at Canada Winter Games


WATCH: Jay Janower meets a couple of athletes who have a little bit longer to wait for their Olympic chance.

Figure skating has always been a sport for the young, and few places is that more evident than at the Canada Winter Games.

“He does triple-triples, which is rare to see at that age. He’s got a triple lutz in his long program, and just recently landed his triple axel…it’s pretty amazing,” says Team Ontario Coach Darlene Joseph about Stephen Gogolev.

Gogolev is 10. He’s won the gold medal winner in the Pre-Novice competition at these games – one of many awards he hopes to take in his career.

“My goal is to win world championships and Olympics,” he says, with a hint of shyness.

He isn’t the only one in Prince George with big dreams. Kelowna’s Olivia Gran, all of 11 years old, has been training and competing with people older than her for years.

“I feel a lot younger sometimes,” she admits.

“My goal was just to get in the top five, but my ultimate goal would be to get a medal.”

As it turned out, Gran succeeded, taking home a silver medal on Wednesday.

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