Figure skaters bring home hardware from Grande Prairie

The Fort St. John Figure Skating Club had another successful competition weekend with an array of accolades earned for these athletes.

Club coach Jen Hammond said the club skaters did very well at the competition in Grande Prairie

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“This competition is usually one of the funner ones for our club, and because it’s so close to us we had quite a few participants,” she said.

The club has a lot of skaters competing at rhe Star 2 level, which means it’s their first time with their own solo.

“This group of girls has had to work extra hard on memorizing their new programs, and to be able to go out there and perform them in such a short amount of time, we are really proud of them,” said Hammond.

One of the standouts at the competition for Hammond was Addison Stone, who competes in the Star 4 U10 event.

“(She) had a beautiful skate.  She’s really matured this season and it’s really showing off in her performances,” said Hammond.

Skating in Star 1, Saedra Acko earned a Silver Report, Kendall Fleming took home a Bronze Report and Kamryn Fleming, Kelsie Hardy and Chloe Stokes all got Merit Reports.

In Star 2, Sarah Giesbrecht and Madyn Peebles earned Gold Reports, while Emily Brain, Peyton Elliot, Katelynn Hardy, Madeline Perret and Kenzi Steiner got Bronze Reports, and Caitlin Ferguson took home a Merit Report.

The next level up, Tristan Lefebvre earned a Bronze Report in Star 3 and Intro Interpretive; Harlee Peck earned a Silver Report in Star 3 and a Bronze Report in her Intro Interpretive; Jasmine Whitford earned Silver Reports in her Star 3 and Intro Interpretive; and Shaye Peebles got a Gold Report in Star 3 and a Silver Report in Intro Interpretive.

Addison Stone won first place in Star 4 (U-10) and got a Gold Report in her Intro Interpretive; Rylee Peck placed fourth in Star 4 (13 and Over), and got a Silver Report for her Intro Interpretive. Samantha Jenkins got fifth in Star 4 (U-13) and a Silver Report for Intro Interpretive.

Jillian Stone earned first place in Star 5 (U-13) and a Gold Report in Intro Interpretive; Emma Eggiman earned second place in Star 5 (U-13) and a Gold Report in Intro Interpretive; Emma Shipalesky took fourth places in Star 5 (U-13) and a Gold Report in Intro Interpretive; and Sophie Stevens took third place in Star 5 (U-13) and first place in her Bronze Interpretive.

Haley Patterson took second place in Star 5 (13 and Over) and earned a Gold Report on her Intro Interpretive.

Emma Stevens claimed second place in Star 6 and first place in her Silver Interpretive.

Coming up for the Fort St. John Figure Skating Club  is a competition a little closer to home with the Totem Competition in Dawson Creek Feb. 17 and 18, and them March 3-5 the club has 13 skaters heading to Kelowna for the Super Series Final as the last competition of the season.

ahendry@ahnfsj.ca

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