Local skaters tune up for synchro provincials
There was plenty of local representation at the Elizabeth Swan Synchronized Skating competition held at Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay Feb. 6-7.
A new competition on the skating calendar this year, it served as a warmup for the teams that will be travelling to the provincial competition in Corner Brook March 12-13.
Teams from the clubs in Conception Bay North, Whitbourne and Placentia brought home a number of medals from the event, while others got to work out some of the kinks in their programs in advance of the trip to the west coast.
Of the 11 teams that travelled to Torbay, the T.P. Rusty Edges of the Trinity-Placentia Figure Skating Club had the top result. They grabbed the silver medal in the adult SYS III division.
a number of third place finishes. The Trinity-Placentia group brought home four medals and have traditionally fared well in the synchronized skating division. They’ve domi-
The CBNSC Ice Gems nabbed third place in the beginner II division of the Elizabeth Swan Synchronized Skating competition. Members of the team are: front (l-r) — Sidney O’ Driscoll, Keira Dowden, Eila Power, Olivia French, Lacey Mercer and Sophie Drover; back — Sienna Verge, Jenna Mercer, Leah Deering, Mackayla Spence-Kelly, Kendra Dowden, Kelsy Loch, Madilyn Akerman and coach Allison Dawe.
The CBNSC Ice Angels nabbed eighth place in the elementary division of the Elizabeth Swan Synchronized Skating competition. Members of the team are: front (l-r) —Hannah Doyle and Kassidy Farrell; middle — Maggie Gosse, Chloe Keefe, Aleksa Sharpe, Hannah Young, Alexis Parsons, Madison Butt and Emily Ash; back — Victoria Crane, Taylor Farrell, Hailey Pike and Ciara O’ Keefe.
The CBNSC Ice Creams nabbed third place in the juvenile division of the Elizabeth Swan Synchronized Skating competition. Members of the team are: front (l-r) —Brianna Russell, Jaide Russell, Emily Craig and Chloe Seymour; middle —Helena Churchill, Rachel Drover and Hannah Green; back — coach Allison Dawe, Emily Dawson, Sarah Dawson, Chelsey Crane, Lexie Smith, Natalie Mercer, Lindsey Porter and Danielle Mercer.