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Nelson skaters look to sharpen routines in Rossland

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
January 17th, 2014

A slate 14 of competitors the Nelson Figure Skating Club will test their mettle this weekend at the West Kootenay Invitational in Rossland.

The meet marks the second major competition in the Kootenay Region giving skaters another opportunity to have their performances rated by a team of judges. In addition many skaters will be attempting to pass Dance and Elements Test.

“Our senior skaters are looking to improve on their scores from the East Kootenay Invitational in Kimberley this past November,” said coach Sarah Gower.

“They’re building towards hitting their peaks for the STARSkate Super Senior Series Final in Kelowna this March where provincial champions at all levels will be crowned.”

For those skaters competing at STAR 4 and over their marks will also count towards qualifying for the Provincial Development Camp later this year.

“The is the busiest time of the season,” adds coach Yoshie Measures.  “We have kids working on freeskate and interpretive programs as well as taking tests. For our younger skaters Rossland will be their first taste of what a competition is like.”


Free Skate Events:

STAR 1 – Aurora Panko-Dool, Lulu Nyiti, Courtney Donaldson

STAR 2-Tia Berens, Leo Measures, Lila McKechnie, Helena Keating, Hannah Corven

STAR 3 – Isabella Kroker-Kimber

STAR 4 13&O – Courtney Shrieves, Morgan Sabo

STAR 5 U13 – Charly DeFouw

STAR 5 13&O – Breanna Tomilin

Interpretive Events:

Pre-Introductory Interpretive – Charly DeFouw

Introductory Interpretive – Morgan Sabo

Bronze Interpretive – Breanna Tomilin

Dance Solo Events:

Jr. Bronze Dance Solo – Lila McKechnie

Sr. Bronze Dance Solo – Courtney Shrieves

Sr. Silver Dance Solo – Christina Champlin, Breanna Tomilin

Elements Events:

Elements 1 – Helena Keating, Isabella Kroker-Kimber, Morgan Sabo

Elements 2 – Charly DeFouw, Breanna Tomilin

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