Corner Brook skat­ing club hosts big­gest pro­vin­cial event in six years

The Southern Gazette - - SPORTS -

A to­tal of 28 teams per­formed at Skate New­found­land and Labrador’s pro­vin­cial syn­chro­nized skat­ing cham­pi­onships at the Pepsi Cen­tre in Corner Brook this past week­end.

It rep­re­sented the largest num­ber of en­tries since 2006, and in­volved over 400 skaters from the across the prov­ince, some as young as six years old.

The teams all com­peted in 10 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories Satur­day.

The host Sil­ver Blades Skat­ing Club en­tered two teams, while Prince of Wales Skat­ing Club of St. John’s had seven teams and Mount Pearl SC had four teams en­tered for the week­end event. Trin­ity-pla­cen­tia SC had an­other four teams en­tered, PARC (Pla­cen­tia) had three teams com­pet­ing, Con­cep­tion Bay North had two teams in the hunt and there was a sin­gle en­try from the French is­lands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

Su­san This­tle, co-or­di­na­tor of the pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onships, said she was de­lighted with the in­creased in­ter­est in syn­chro.

“The pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onships al­ways have a great au­di­ence and at­mos­phere, and show off the op­por­tu­ni­ties that ex­ist for skaters of all ages an abil­i­ties in this sport.”

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