Friday September 19, 2014

Sports in Prime Time

Seven NFSC skaters bring home medals from regional competition; Salmon sisters take top two spots in silver interpretive class

Kim Smith/Neepawa Press

Skaters competing at the 2014 North/South Westman STARSkate Regional Competition in Elkhorn on Saturday, Jan. 25 include, back row, from left, Donalda Naismith, Kara Ellis, Kyla Wahoski, Kiana Gunnarson, Lara Denbow, Allie Jakubowski and Cynthia Chartrand, and front row, from left, Brooklyn Chartrand, Jaylin Joss, Emma Salmon, Kelsey Ellis, Samantha Salmon, and Karissa Ellis. A few other skaters competed at the event but are missing from the photo.

Members of the Neepawa Figure Skating Club headed to the 2014 North/South Westman STARSkate Regional Competition in Elkhorn on Saturday, Jan. 25 and came home with some great results:

Junior Bronze 11 & Over - Flight A Emma Salmon placed 5th
Junior Bronze 11 & Over - Flight B - Brooklyn Chartrand placed 8th

Preliminary 10 & Over Flight B - Kara Ellis won silver

Preliminary 9 & Under - Karissa Ellis won bronze

Pre-Preliminary 9 & Over - Flight A - Hayley Lindsay placed 6th

Pre-Preliminary 9 & Over - Flight B - Jaylin Joss - won bronze

Pre-Preliminary 9 & Over - Flight C - Lara Denbow won gold; Jenna Beaumont placed 4th; Allie Jakubowski placed 5th; Maddie Kilburn placed 6th; Claire Tomoniko placed 7th

Pre-Preliminary 9 & Over - Flight D - Kyla Wahoski placed 6th; Kiana Gunnarson placed 7th

Pre-Preliminary 8 & Under - Flight A - Khrystyna Polyniak placed 4th; Cordelia Smith placed 5th; Claire Beaumont placed 6th

Pre-Intro Interpretive Flight B - Brooklyn Chartrand placed 6th
Bronze Interpretive - Kelsey Ellis won bronze

Silver Interpretive - Samantha Salmon won gold; Emma Salmon won silver

Lara Denbow, Allie Jakowboski and Jaylin Joss also skated their Pre-Preliminary elements for comments and received bronze status. 

With that competition complete, our StarSkaters are now gearing up for the STARSkate Provinicals in Winnipeg in March. 

Our synchro teams went to the Manitoba Synchronized Skating Championships in Morris on Saturday, Jan. 11.
Our Ice Prec*Ice team won bronze in the Elementary category and our Lil Ice Prec*Ice skated for comments in the Beginner 1 category.

Our next synchro competition is in Neepawa on March 15th. We are very excited about bringing this to Neepawa.
We are expecting somewhere around 20 teams, which will make for a great afternoon of skating - all should attend!
Our wonderful coaches Cynthia Chartrand and Donalda Naismith continue to do a great job with skaters, and their hard work and dedication should be applauded.


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