The Fort St. John Figure Skating Club had its annual year-end awards ceremony on Friday, June 4.
The club had a different kind of season as skaters could only practice and had to deal with ever-changing protocols and restrictions, but were able to stay on the ice all season. Skaters participated in a virtual competition in March, a virtual test day, and in-house tests as well.
"Being able to do these things gave the skaters something to work toward and prepare for, which is always important when your an athlete. We were happy to be able to hand out our awards at the end of the season to recognize all the skaters hard work they did this year, even if it wasn’t our normal annual awards banquet. We hope that by the end of next season our skaters and their family and friends will all be able to celebrate together once again," said Coach Jennifer Hammond.
Here are the award winners for the 2020/21 season:
Canskate Award: Brynn Demers, Landon Cavers
Pre-Star of the Year: Alexis Cavers, Kambree Schultz, Addison Huth
Energizer Bunny: Michael Young, Kinley Fast, Blayke Fast, Ysabelle Antonio, Zoey Shallow, Mannat Sidhu
Most Improved Primary Runners Up: Tessa Batten, Jacob Shipalesky, Samara Olsen-Smith, Gihanna Vorobets-Magee
Most Improved Primary: Cheyanne Ralph, Kenzie Schultz, Kelsie Hardy, Kolby Schultz
Most Improved Intermediate: Madyn Peebles
Most Improved Senior Runner Up: Ashlyn Goertzen, Emma Eggimann
Most Improved Senior: Addison Stone, Shaye Peebles
Year Round Most Improved: Addison Stone, Shaye Peebles, Madyn Peebles, Cheyanne Ralph, Kelsie Hardy, Kolby Schultz, Kenzie Schultz
Year Round Competition (Star 1 to 3): Kendall Fleming
Year Round Competition (Star 4 to Gold): Kassia Pajor, Naomi Batten, Emma Eggimann
Jean Gardner Memorial Award: Shaye Peebles, Sophie Stevens
Jr. Sports Council Award: Emma Eggimann, Claire Thomas
Kids Arena Legacy Award: Addison Stone, Kolby Schultz
Debbie Dillabaugh Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award: Kim Schultz
2021 Grads: Haley Patterson and Kyla McAvany
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