Swift Cur­rent Skat­ing Club mem­bers ‘Reach for the Stars’

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With over 180 skaters this sea­son, the Swift Cur­rent Skat­ing Club wraps up the year with a spec­tac­u­lar show! The year-end Ice Show called “Reach for the Stars” was held on March 16 at the Credit Union IPlex.

It was a huge suc­cess with over 400 spec­ta­tors in at­ten­dance.

Skat­ing rou­tines through­out the af­ter­noon in­cluded per­form­ers of all ages and abil­i­ties.

The youngest skaters called First Blades shined in their num­bers Shine Your Way and Twin­kle, Twin­kle, Lit­tle Star.

The Can­skate groups showed off how much they have de­vel­oped this year, skat­ing to All Star, Hall of Fame, and Magic.

The Ad­vanced Can­skate group, who were able to demon­strate great co­or­di­na­tion, speed skated to Eye of the Tiger and You’re a Su­per­star

The Ex­celler skaters were out­stand­ing in their blue and grey dresses and skated to Fire­flies.

The Se­nior Skaters are di­vided into two groups. The Se­nior B group opened the show with the Count­ing Stars. These 17 young ladies were able to syn­chro­nize their skat­ing, per­form­ing pin­wheels, cir­cles and lines! These ladies all en­ter­tained the au­di­ence with a sec­ond per­for­mance each.

The Se­nior A skaters be­lieved in all their skills – hav­ing a flaw­less per­for­mance to Don’t Stop Be­liev­ing. Their spi­rals, spins and jumps were ra­di­ant in their small group rou­tines.

There was one grad­u­at­ing skater this year – Jes­sica Driver.

This young women had the op­por­tu­nity to share all her amaz­ing fig­ure skat­ing skills in a solo rou­tine. Jes­sica had an out­stand­ing per­for­mance, proof that her years of hard work paid off.

Our four Saskatchew­an First Team Mem­bers got to con­firm their ded­i­ca­tion to the sport with a huge round of ap­plause af­ter their solo per­for­mances. Con­grat­ula- tions to Dan­ica Fin­lay, Kateryna deK­lerk, Ken­zie Gates and Kiara Slabik.

This year’s ice show had two guest skaters. Shaila Humphrey, from Eas­tend, daz­zled the crowd. Gra­ham Schaufele, from Bows­man, AB, showed this Swift Cur­rent and South­west au­di­ence what dou­ble and triple jumps look like!

Can­skate Awards this year were pre­sented to: Canskater of the Year - De­clan New­ton; Can­skate Cham­pion - Zoe Gottselig; Can­skate Cham­pion - Vanessa Flynn; Barr and Ris­ing Star Award - Brady Simp­son. Con­grat­u­la­tions.

Club Pres­i­dent, Deb Stein­ley, said “This year was a year of change, with a new Can­skate pro­gram be­ing im­ple­mented and two new coaches to the Can­skate pro­gram. The Can­skate pro­gram proved to be a great suc­cess, with skaters de­vel­op­ing speed and agility.

“A huge thank you to all of the coaches and pro­gram as­sis­tants for their ded­i­ca­tion this year. The Club could not func­tion with­out the vol­un­teers on the Board and for the Ice Show. Thank you to them as well.”

The Swift Cur­rent Skat­ing Club of­fers pro­gram­ming for all ages of youth from learn to skate pro­grams to power skat­ing to com­pet­i­tive skat­ing. The Club had five pro­fes­sional coaches this past sea­son, who worked with our skaters week af­ter week – Lenni La­casse, Dorothy Gil­lis, Tracy Hansen, Whit­ney Mars­den and Tr­isha Feil-John­son.

Please check our web­site a t https://sites.google.com/sit e/swiftcur­rentskat­ing­club/ or email at swiftcur­rentskate­[email protected] for in­for­ma­tion on Fall School and next win­ter skat­ing sea­son.

Photo by Steven Mah

The Swift Cur­rent Skat­ing Club wraps up the year with a spec­tac­u­lar show

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