Three Special Olympics skaters earned gold medals in Campbell River. From left to right: Jamie Amos, Kari Trott and Matt McDonald. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Mount Arrowsmith skaters earn medals in Campbell River

Skaters practicing for upcoming show in February

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 mtasc@telus.net for more information. Office hours are Monday 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Wednesday 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.

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