Fig­ure skat­ing ex­trav­a­ganza this Fri­day

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Th­is­Fri­day evening the Pat Burns Arena will host a fig­ure skat­ing ex­trav­a­ganza that will in­clude some of Que­bec’s most tal­ented skaters as well as ‘fig­ure skat­ing cham­pi­ons of to­mor­row’. Ev­ery year the As­so­ci­a­tion Re­gionale de Pati­nage Artis­tique de l’es­trie (L’ARPAE) chooses a new lo­ca­tion for a fig­ure skat­ing show that fea­tures around 200 skaters from the ten Es­trie skat­ing clubs along with a few ‘stars’.

“They do an event like this ev­ery year and this time they will do it at the Pat Burns Arena. Mrs. Bouf­fard of the As­so­ci­a­tion vis­ited the arena a few weeks ago be­fore choos­ing to hold the event here. It will be about a two and a half hour show,” ex­plained Marc Par­ent, the man­ager of the arena.

The cham­pion skaters who will be per­form­ing are: Vanessa Gre­nier, 7th at the Cana­dian Cham­pi­onship 2012; Cather­ine Daigle Roy and Alexis St-louis, 14th at the Cana­dian Cham­pi­onship 2012; and Maude Le­clerc, a mem­ber of the Que­bec team. There will be nine num­bers skated by the var­i­ous clubs, two syn­chro­nised skat­ing rou­tines, six­teen so­los by the re­gional win­ners, and three so­los by the mem­bers of Team Que­bec.

There is an en­trance fee of $5 for the event which be­gins at 7:30 pm.

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