Local figure skaters no longer need to be atop a podium to be gold.
The Nelson Skating Club has been awarded a gold rating for the 2015-16 season by the BC/YK Section of Skate Canada. To achieve these ratings, each skating club must tally up points based on goals achieved throughout the season.
The ultimate ranking is Platinum, with Gold being the second highest, then Silver and Bronze.
Points are given for a number of achievements by the club, including holding the annual general meeting, attending the Kootenay Region AGM, running the new CanSkate program, increasing membership, nominating skaters for Regional awards, skaters attending the Regional Championships and skaters attending one of the Pond to Podium Super Series competitions. Points are also awarded for club support of coaches’ continuing education.
The Nelson Skating Club’s gold rating was the result of a dedicated group of volunteers supporting an experienced and professional coaching team.