Samantha and Emma Salmon, identical twin sisters from Neepawa, are going to Nationals. This was a goal they hoped to achieve this season when they joined Carberry’s Novice Synchronized Skating team, Team Energ*Ice. Team Energ*Ice, coached by Sherrill Creasy and Kim Adriaansen, is comprised of 14 girls aged 11 – 17. The majority of the skaters live in or near Carberry, while the team also includes skaters from MacGregor and Neepawa. This committed team of skaters has devoted many hours to train and practice, and now has the honour of representing the Prairie Region (all of Manitoba and Saskatchewan) at the 2013 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. This event will run from Feb. 21-23, 2013 in Calgary, Alb. The 2013 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 50 teams and over 1,000 skaters from across the country to Calgary. Team Energ*Ice will compete for the national title in the Novice category. Emma and Samantha are 14 years old and in Grade 9 at NACI. They started their skating with CanSkate in Gladstone when they were four years old. When they were in Grade 2, they joined STARSkate in Neepawa. That same year they began skating on the Neepawa Ice Fantasy synchronized skating team which over the years became known as Neepawa Ice Prec*Ice. When the girls were asked to join Carberry’s team this season with the opportunity to earn a chance to go to Nationals, they couldn’t pass it up. Synchro has been a love for both of them since they started and hope to continue for many years to come!