Nelson skaters exceeded expectations at the first competition of the season that took place in Castlegar last weekend.
In the free skate discipline, many skaters were testing out new programs. Of note, Hannah Corven came fourth in STAR 4 O13, while Charly Defouw won a silver medal skating up a level in senior silver ladies free skate. Skaters excelling in dance were Naomi Lee, first time-competitor, winning a gold medal in junior bronze dance solo and Mallory Pinske mining silver in the senior bronze dance solo event.
In the interpretive events, Corven won the gold medal in the pre-introductory interpretive category while teammate and fellow competitor Helena Keating won silver in the same group.
Skaters shone in the elements discipline. In introductory elements, Ella Wilkinson claimed the bronze medal, while in elements Level 1, Group 1, Lee won her second gold medal of the weekend and Makayli Wilkinson picked up the bronze in the same grouping. Isabella Kroker Kimber won the silver, and Corven the bronze in the elements Level 1, Group 2. Rounding out the medals, Defouw won bronze in the competitive elements 3 grouping.
For full results, see nelsonfigureskatingclub.ca.
In other Nelson Skating Club news, the club will host its annual Christmas Party on Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the complex. If you are interested in our programs, there will be skating demonstrations from our more advanced skaters, as well as an introduction to the CANSkate program, followed by games and skating. Anyone who wants to participate must wear a helmet.
CANSkate registration for the January to March session is now open. Check the club website to find registration forms and schedules.