Artistic skaters make grade as club celebrates 3M years
SKATERS from around Lochaber have been showing off their skills and making their coach proud.
Members of Lochaber Artistic Roller Skating (LARS) Club took their Federation Skill Test (Free Dance Elements) earlier this month.
Some youngsters were taking their test for the first time and according to chief coach Frida Alexander did very well, with some achieving more than one grade. Adult skater Jane Young completed the skills test and got five grades.
As well as the grading, judge Max Wahid, along with trainer Scott Macdonald and his twin daughters Caitin and Mary, all from Manchester, held a twoday workshop.
Frida Alexander said: ‘ Well done to the test skaters who made the club proud.’
The club also celebrated its 30th birthday on May 10 and Frida thanked members past and present who have supported the club over the past three decades and pointed out some of her pupils now are the children of pupils she had when the club first started.
She said: ‘I didn’t think we would last that long.
‘I was 45 when I started and here I am now, 75.
‘How long I will stay is in the lap of the gods.’
Ms Alexander said while LARS has had ups and downs like any other club, there is a lot of talent which has helped put the Lochaber branch on the map.
Frida Alexander, far right, Lochaber Artistic Roller Skating Club coach, with her students following their successful grading exams.