Corner Brook skating club hosts biggest provincial event in six years
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.”