Big medal haul for syn­chro skaters

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - SPORT -

The Sol­way Stars broke the 100 point barrier Mem­bers of Sol­way Syn­chro­nised Skat­ing Club took part in the Wales Syn­chro­nized Ice Skat­ing Academy skat­ing com­pe­ti­tion last month when teams from all over the UK were per­form­ing.

All four Sol­way teams were com­pet­ing and this was the sec­ond out­ing for the Sol­way Stars who re­cently won gold in Bel­gium. This time, how­ever, they per­formed a short and long pro­gramme over two days.

The first of the Sol­way teams to com­pete on day one were the Sol­way Comets. Al­though this was the first time the team had per­formed this new rou­tine in com­pe­ti­tion they skated the rou­tine beau­ti­fully, en­ter­tain­ing the au­di­ence who cheered from the rafters and even louder when it was an­nounced that the team had won gold which was a re­ally great re­sult in their first com­pe­ti­tion.

Next to skate for Sol­way were the Light­ning team who faced tough com­pe­ti­tion and they nar­rowly missed out on the gold medal spot, tak­ing the sil­ver medal.

Last to skate on the first day were Sol­way Stars who per­formed their short pro­gramme.

Buoyed by their re­cent suc­cess in Bel­gium the team skated an­other ac­com­plished per­for­mance which saw them on top of the leader­board at the half way stage, a re­ally great day for the club.

On day two, the Sol­way Eclipse Team took to the ice to per­form a new rou­tine which had never been seen in com­pe­ti­tion be­fore. The team skated bril­liantly, wow­ing the crowd and tak­ing gold in the process.

The day only got bet­ter when the Stars team not only won gold but they also broke the 100 point barrier.

All in all the club won three gold medals and a sil­ver which is tes­ta­ment to the hours of train­ing the young­sters put in and the ded­i­ca­tion of the coaches, Philip Carter, Louisa Nairn, Julie Tyson and Rachel La­timer.

The club would also like to thank spon­sors ANCBC Wind­farms, Mur­ray Et­tle Den­tal Care, Cell­field and Kip McGraph, Klic Cars, Holy­wood Trust and Mag­nox for their sup­port.

Golden girls

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