Medals for CanSkate performers at major competition

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The Moose Jaw Skating Club had five skaters take part in the CanSkate provincial competition in North Battleford on Jan. 26-27. Skaters from left at Karissa Spence, Sindey Miskiman, Serena Schlamp, Stephanie Ross and Andrea MacDonald.

 

For some skaters of the Moose Jaw Skating Club, they competed in their major provincial event in North Battleford on Jan. 27 and 28 for the CanSkate competition.

With over 60 skaters competing in the pre-preliminary category, the local skaters had some of their best performances of the season.

Karissa Spence won a silver medal in the junior bronze jumps category, Sindey Miskiman finished in the finals in the freeskate, Serena Schlamp placed fourth in the freeskate, Stephanie Ross won silver in her freeskate and Andrea MacDonald won the bronze medal in her junior silver freeskate performance.

“Everyone from the province was able to compete in this event,” said coach Sarah Clarke. “For Sindey, Stephanie and Serena in pre-preliminary, it was their first provincial competition ever. They did really good.”

The skaters had been working hard on their performances in order to have strong performances at this major event and not only did they perform well, it was a successful weekend for them.

“They had fun time,” Clarke said. “We were happy with all the performances and very happy with all the placements. To even make it to the finals is huge. Everyone did a really good job.”

Now that their final competition is completed, the CanSkate participates will now be looking to have fun at some of the smaller competitions they have left. The next biggest competition for the skaters is the Jean Norman event during the last weekend in February in Swift Current.

“Moose Jaw has quite a lot of skaters going,” said Clarke.

For more on this story, read a future edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Skating Club

Geographic location: North Battleford, Swift Current, Moose Jaw

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