CBN Skat­ing Club rec­og­nizes top skaters

The Compass - - SPORTS -

The Con­cep­tion Bay North Skat­ing Club held two sea­son fi­nale show­cases just be­fore Easter.

The first took place at the S.W. Moores Memo­rial Sta­dium, Har­bour Grace March 29, while the sec­ond took place at the Bay Arena, Bay Roberts April 4.

Both shows pre­sented the skills of Can­skaters and high­lighted the Star and Com­pet­i­tive skaters.

Club Pres­i­dent Joanne Ef­ford, handed out a num­ber of awards at each show­case.

Toni Lynn Par­sons from the Bay Arena and Mitchell Peach from S. W. Moores were named this year’s win­ners of the BMO Fi­nan­cial Group Can­Skate Cham­pion Medals. The medals are given to skaters who demon­strate the qual­i­ties con­sid­ered to be a cham­pion.

Sarah Daw­son took home the BMO Fi­nan­cial Group CanSkater of the Year Award. The award goes to a young skater in the club who demon­strates com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to skat­ing.

The Club nom­i­nated Katie Cran­ford for Skate Canada Homesense STARSkate Ath­lete Award for a skater dis­play­ing tal­ent and pas­sion for the sport of fig­ure skat­ing.

Rachel Pet­ten was nom­i­nated for the Skate Canada Pro­gram As­sis­tant Award. The club nom­i­nated Pet­ten for mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the club in teach­ing young chil­dren to skate.

The Re­becca’s Pas­sion for Skat­ing Award is pre­sented to a ju­nior skater who demon­strates the most pas­sion for skat­ing. This year’s win­ner was April Squires.

Ashley Porter ac­cepted the Gina Blun­don Award from Alice Blun­don. The award is given an­nu­ally to the most de­serv­ing se­nior skater in the Club who dis­plays “pas­sion, spirit and tri­umph.”

Pho­tos by Joyce Mor­gan

GINA BLUN­DON AWARD - Alice Blun­don presents the Gina Blun­don Award to Ashley Porter. The award is given an­nu­ally to the most de­serv­ing se­nior skater in the CBN Skat­ing Club who dis­plays “pas­sion, spirit and tri­umph.”

Left, Sarah Daw­son ac­cepts the BMO Fi­nan­cial Group CanSkater of the Year Award from Joanne Ef­ford, pres­i­dent, Con­cep­tion Bay North Skat­ing Club. Right, Toni Lynn Par­sons of the Bay Arena ac­cepts a BMO Fi­nan­cial Group Can­Skate Cham­pi­onship Medal from Joanne.

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