Big medal haul for synchro skaters
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.