Prairie Edge wraps up a busy, successful season

Matthew Gourlie
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A busy season for the Prairie Edge School of Skating is beginning to wind down.

Prairie Edge School of Skating competitors who took part in two recent competitions include: Kaitlyn Gillis, back left, Camryn Gillies, Kiana Avery, Maria Rigetti, Phoenix Blaczczok, Ella Ashby, middle left, Ali Rattee, Kasidey McQueen, Jordyn Halverson, Joseph Hodgson-Koch, Emily Haner, Lauren Halverson, Emma Hodgson-Koch, Schay Camphaug, front left, Tiarra Noble, Samantha Hodgson-Koch, Rowan Gray, Camryn Ferguson and Halle Ducharme.

The local figure skating club recently sent 11 skaters to the Regional Invitational Competition in Mossbank and dozen more skaters to the Jean Norman competition that was held in Moose Jaw a little over a week ago.

In addition to those two competitions, the Prairie Edge's eight-member junior synchro team competed at the Living Skies synchronized skating competition.

"It's been a good season," said coach Naomi Rigetti from the Prairie Edge School of Skating. "We've gone to a lot of competitions. We've had skaters who have gone to provincials, to the Sask. Winter Games, to the regional. We've had skaters who have gone across borders to go to competitions. We've had a big variety of things going on."

The club has had approximately 150 skaters this season.

"It's been our biggest year so far. Our numbers are the most we've had," said Rigetti.

That has led to them attending a wide range of competitions.

"The (Regional) is a competition that's more local, it's not quite as difficult, so we send a lot of our younger skaters to it," said Rigetti. "Jean Norman is a provincial competition so the numbers are quite a  bit bigger and the competition is usually a little bit tougher. It's still good experience for everybody. Some came home with medals, some with personal best skates."

The Jean Norman drew a huge group of talent skaters from across the province for the three-day competition.

"It's the last competition of the year for the single skaters, so it's usually a bit of a relief when it's done," said Rigetti. "We had a test day that we fit in right between those competitions as well. Winter Games was in the middle of that as well, so February was a big month."

The season will conclude for Prairie Edge when they hold their third annual ice show on Mar. 23 (1 p.m., Mosaic Place).

Organizations: Prairie Edge School of Skating

Geographic location: Mossbank, Moose Jaw, Sask.

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