CBN Skat­ing Club cel­e­brates another suc­cess­ful year

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

In front of hun­dreds of sup­port­ers at the S.W. Moores Memo­rial Sta­dium in Har­bour Grace on April 17, mem­bers of the Con­cep­tion Bay North Skat­ing Club cel­e­brated.

It was the club’s an­nual ice show. En­ti­tled “Ice Tunes,” the show served as both a thankyou and a pat on the back for the work the skaters had done over the last num­ber of months.

Over 150 skaters, three syn­chro­nized skat­ing teams and eight soloists put their best foot for­ward in front of fam­ily and friends. They donned colour­ful cos­tumes, dec­o­rated their hel­mets and made sure every­thing was in place as they cut their way through rou­tines that had the au­di­ence mem­bers en­thu­si­as­ti­cally clap­ping in ap­plause.

The ice show is also a time when the CBNSC hands out its year-end awards. First they rec­og­nized the group’s only grad­u­at­ing skater — Bai­ley Fowler.

Since the age of four, Fowler has been a mem­ber of the club. Billed as an en­thu­si­as­tic skater, she’s helped out the club as a pro­gram as­sis­tant since Fowler was young.

Next up were the Can-Skate cham­pi­ons. They’re young skaters who demon­strate the qual­i­ties to be cham­pi­ons. From the Bay Arena, Madi­son Men­chions was se­lected, while So­phie For- tune was picked from the S.W. Moores Memo­rial Sta­dium group.

Keira Dow­den was named the Can-Skater of the Year as the ath­lete who demon­strates com­mit­ment, per­se­ver­ance and ded­i­ca­tion to the sport of fig­ure skat­ing.

Hannah Doyle was named the pro­gram as­sis­tant of the year, while Chloe Keefe re­ceived the Re­becca’s Pas­sion for Skat­ing Award.

Of­fered in mem­ory of Re­becca Pack, it serves as re­minder of Re­becca’s pas­sion and spirit for skat­ing.

Fi­nally, Bri­anna Rus­sell was the re­cip­i­ent of the Gina Blun­don Award. Named in hon­our and re­mem­brance of a ded­i­cated vol­un­teer to the CBNSC. The award is an­nu­ally given to a se­nior skater who dis­plays pas­sion, spirit and tri­umph.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

Star skaters with their guests put to­gether a num­ber en­ti­tled “Dear Fu­ture Hus­bands.” They are: front (l-r) — Ju­lia Keefe, Danielle Mercer, Sarah Daw­son, ToniLynn Par­sons, Chloe Har­ris, Katie Daw­son, Bai­ley Fowler, Chelsey Crane, Kathryn Pet­ten, Bri­anna Rus­sell and Lind­sey Porter; back — Ethan Rus­sell, Isaac Crane, Ri­ley Mercer, Ethan Par­sons, Adam Pike, Colin Par­sons, Ja­cob Linthorne, Daw­son Laun­dry, Ri­ley Pet­ten, Tay­lor An­drews and Billy Porter.

The Bay Arena CanSkaters from stages three to five get ready for their “Bet­ter When I’m Danc­ing” rou­tine dur­ing the ice show. They are: front (l-r) — Robyn Pet­ten, Is­abella Pad­dock, Lil­iana Pad­dock, Hi­lary Crane and Kayleigh Flynn; back — Ge­or­gia Hig­don, Emma Mur­rin, Naomi Bar­rett, Baily Bow­er­ing, Leah Reid, Lau­ren Fo­ley and pro­gram as­sis­tant He­lena Churchill.

Chloe Keefe (left) is pre­sented with the Re­becca’s Pas­sion for Skat­ing Award from Rachel Pet­ten.

Grad­u­at­ing skater Bai­ley Fowler (left) is rec­og­nized for her work with CBNSC. Club pres­i­dent Sher­rie Keefe presents her with a bou­quet of flow­ers.

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