Swift Current Skating Club members ‘Reach for the Stars’
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.
The Swift Current Skating Club wraps up the year with a spectacular show