Team BC figure skating dance novice mix duo of Kiera Kam (Burnaby) and Matthew Carter (Langley) won gold.
Both Kam and Carter said they did not expect to skate away with a gold medal before they arrived at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.
"I honestly didn't think we would come to the Canada Winter Games so when we got here I was stunned and thought what a great opportunity. I knew there was a lot of great teams coming here, so getting gold — and my partner performing as well as she did — I was so proud and happy. I even cried a little bit, this is just so awesome," said Carter.
The pair have been skating with each other for three and half years and credit their emotional connection as one of the key reasons they did so well.
"We just really support each other and cheer each other on to get pumped up," said Kam. "Skating today, we were in front of such a big crowd and had one of our best performances ever. I was just thinking we need to perform with all our might and enjoy the moment."
Kam said she is thankful for the support she has received from family, friends, Team BC and her coaches.