Lo­cal skaters tune up for synchro provin­cials

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER

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.

Mean­while,

there

were

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-

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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.

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