Skate Club hosts year end performance

Staff writer
March 28, 2014 01:00 AM

Shannon MacLean represented the Sunshine Coast Skating Club March 1 at the West Coast Challenge synchro and adult competition held in Coquitlam. She was competing in the adult intro open free skate and won the gold medal. It was her first competition and was a wonderful experience.

As the winter seasoncomes to a close, the Sunshine Coast Skating Club held a successful year end performance on March 20 at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre.

Friends and family members packed theCommunity Centre to pay tribute to the young skaters who presented a recital of the skills learned this season.

The audience was entertainedwithperformancesfrom the club's new Canskaters ages two and up as well as junior academy, Can-powerskate, Star-skaters, andadultStar-skaters,which highlighted all skating levels of the club from Active Start to Active for Life.

"It is a wonderful way to wrap up the skating season and our children enjoy having the opportunity to show what they have learned," said coach Lesleigh Farr.

Three professionalcoaches are with the local skating club including Farr, Daryl Austman and Brenda Harkin.

The coaches also wanted to give special mention to the numerous volunteers, board members, parents, students and the community, who have devoted countless hours of their time ensuring the club runs smoothly and the children are happy.

"A skating club cannot succeed without the support and time of volunteers," Farr said. "It takes a tremendous amount of energy running a non-profit, volunteerorganization like this and we are always in need of help. Many hands make light work and parental involvement is essential."

A special thank you to Coast Cable for broadcasting the event and kudos to all who helped make this evening such a big success.

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