The Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club season began with a two-week summer skating school in August for junior and senior club members, working on new solos or polishing up current ones with guest coach/choreographer Anne McGraw.
Some skaters attended the Vancouver Island Region Development Seminar held in Parksville in September. The highlight was learning and working with Patrick Chan, seven-time Canadian National Champion and Olympian.
The club’s winter schedule is now well underway with a total of twenty skaters (juniors, seniors and Special Olympics) competing in the Interclub competition held in Campbell River on the weekend of November 16-18. The club is very proud of all the skaters and their accomplishments.
Star 1: Rylee McIntyre – gold
Star 2: Kaelin Britton – silver
Maiya Turner – silver
Amara Darling – silver
Sophie Hodgson – silver
Star 3: Marie Adby – silver
McKenna Blight – silver
Devin Guy – gold
Star 4 (U13): Tess Thompson – 1st
Anna Pesikova – 4th
Star 4 (13 & over): Anya Garcia – 2nd
Star 5 (U13): Mirissa Burrows – 1st
Star 5 (13 & over): Maly Pohar – 7th
Star 6: Aspen Sutherland – 1st
Kiara Collinge – 2nd
Raquel Thompson – 5th
Introductory Interpretive: Emma Audet – gold
Special Olympics Level 1: Jamie Amos – gold
Level 2: Matt McDonald – gold
Level 3: Kari Trott – gold
Skaters continue to practice for the upcoming Vancouver Island Regional competition in February being held in Victoria, as well as for the upcoming Port Alberni ice show in February.
Registrations are open for the next session of CanSkate beginning Jan. 7 and running until March 6, 2019. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Office hours are Monday 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Wednesday 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.