Trinity bags four medals on ice
Park View pupil enjoys competition success
Cambuslang figure skater Trinity McPartlin claimed three golds and a silver medal just weeks after she was diagnosed with ADHD. The Park View Primary pupil, who suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition affecting Trinity’s behavioural symptoms, performed brilliantly to win prizes at a British ice figure skating competition. Trinity’s parents were only made aware of the condition just weeks before the event in Glasgow and were alerted to the special group, Iskate, who help develop ice skating for skaters with a disability.
A Cambuslang girl who suffers from ADHD has won four medals at a British figure skating competition just weeks after she was diagnosed with the condition.
Park View Primary pupil Trinity McPartlin was on top form as she claimed three golds and a silver at the Iskate inclusive competition held at Braehead earlier this month.
The nine-year-old suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition that causes behavioural difficulties that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Her parents were only made aware of the condition just weeks before the competition and were alerted to the special group, Iskate, a group that is develops skaters with a disability.
But proud mum Zoe was overjoyed to watch her daughter claim medals for her synchronisation, basic footwork, and routines to music at the event last month.
And she admits the awards show how well Trinity has coped since she was diagnosed with the condition.
“This has been a massive boost for her,” she said. “She has struggled in school with the normal curriculum so this has given her something to focus on.
“She performs normal routines like any normal ice figure skater but these routines are suited to her condition. The coaches are very supportive and very informed of how to help someone with disabilities.
“Trinity has ADHD and we only discovered that she had it four or five weeks ago. She was skating at Hamilton Ice Rink for three years and doing her badges, but she wasn’t able to sit still and didn’t take in the routine that was being shown to her or focus on what the coaches were saying.
“It wasn’t until the school helped to identify what was wrong and her coach Janet introduced us to Iskate.
“She’s now taking her medication and since then we have seen a massive difference in her and her skating.
“The Iskate competition has only been going for two to three years but people with disabilities travelled from England and Ireland to compete.
“She’s only been with the group since February so to win medals like this is really amazing.”
Trinity trains at the Time Capsule in Coatbridge and Hamilton Ice Rink as part of the Iskate group on Friday and Sunday evenings.
Iskate help develop ice skating for skaters with a disability or an impairment and hold an annual ice skating competition in Braehead.
They have also recently announced that four of the group’s Time Capsule skaters will represent Team GB at this year’s World Winter Special Olympics in Austria.
The sky is the limit for her daughter according to mum Zoe who does not see why Trinity cannot join her fellow skaters at future competitions.
“She definitely has high hopes to win gold at the Paralympic Games or even the Olympics because she could take part in both.
“We’re really proud of her and how far she has come.
“It’s all been beneficial for both of us. It was good to meet with other parents who know what you are going through.”
She’s only been with the group since February so to win medals is amazing Zoe, mum
Ice timeTrinity claimed four medals at a competition in Braehead, Glasgow
Ice try Trinity smiles proudly with coach Janet Donaldson, above, and doing a routine on the ice, right