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April 21, 2021 1.1°C

Wrap-up for figure skating season

Posted on April 1, 2021 by Maple Creek

Submitted by Moneec Frey
The Maple Creek Figure Skating Club has missed having our community coming to the rink to watch our skaters skate, during practice and lesson times. But especially having our year end carnival for our skater to showcase what they have learned and achieved this past season.
We had many Covid Protocols to follow from Skate Canada, Sask. Health Authority and even the Community Arena board. Every couple of months we adapted to the changes that we had to face. Our skater went with the flow to get on the ice even if it was different then prior years. But we still had successes with every skater that came out right from our first time skaters to our seasoned skaters.
Our CanSkate Program had a lot of changes, our learning circuits looked different with only patterns to follow on the ice and the props, cones and etc. we normally would use were not used this year. We had to make groups of 8 skaters on the ice and shortened times so we could rotate the skaters in their skating cohort groups. But we had many ribbons and badges received and moving into different levels in the CanSkate program –LEARN TO SKATE. Our Program Assistants, these are 4 of our senior level skaters, which helped out the coach and skaters. We went from all four helping to one, then a rotation schedule was applied.
Our STAR Skate Program as well had many changes and challenges from our skaters, some of these skater normally skate an average of 8 hour a week. They saw changes in less skating time and put into smaller skating cohorts as well. But they were so glad to be on the ice to do something they love.
We had new skaters to this group as well, a couple that moved up from CanSkate, along with our seasoned skaters. These skaters had many assessments on the ice that their coach could evaluate, most were passes and some were just not ready.
We had 2 assessments days for couple skaters who have reached the level that they cannot be assessed by their coach. The first one we had an evaluator from within the province come into the rink to do those assessments.
The last one we had done was a virtual one, boy that was definitely a learning curve with everyone involved, skaters, music and two people videoing live feed to an Evaluator in the province and Skate Canada National office.
We are very thankful to our coach, the parents for helping out and our board members that did many schedules and meetings to go thru all the changes we face.
We so look forward to the fall when we can hit the ice again and wish the skaters that choose to skate thru the summer all the best.

CLUB MEMBERS:
Blakely Duffee
She started the season in Canskate STAGE 5 but in November she joined the Star Skate Junior group due to Covid rules of number of skaters on the ice.
Cadence Pratt
She completed Her CanSkate STAGE 6 and then Joined STAR Skate Junior group in November.
Elaina Uribe
She joined our Club in January 2021 as a new figure skater.
Coven Graham
She received the Most Dedicated Skater year end award. This year she passed her STAR 1 Free skate, STAR 1 Dance. STAR 1 Skills and STAR 2a Dance –Dutch Waltz
Kenzie Duffee
This year she passed her STAR 1 Free Skate, Star 1 Skills, STAR 2a Dance- Dutch Waltz
Taya Whitrow
She received the Most Friendly Skater year end award. She passed STAR 1 Free Skate and STAR 1 Skills.
Taylin Huck
This year she passed her STAR 1 Free Skate, Star 1 Skills, STAR 2a Dance- Dutch Waltz and STAR 2b- Canasta Tango
Theoren Smith
This year he passed his STAR 1 Free Skate, STAR 2a Dance- Dutch Waltz
Alexa Olsen
This year she passed her STAR 1 Free Skate, STAR 2a Dance- Dutch Waltz and STAR 2b- Canasta Tango
Kyra Whitrow
This year she passed her STAR 1 Free Skate, STAR 2a Dance- Dutch Waltz and STAR 2b- Canasta Tango
Sophia Uribe
This is her first year skating in our club as a figure skater. She received the Most Improved Skater year end award. This year she passed her STAR 1 Free Skate, Star 1 Skills, STAR 1 Dance, STAR 2a Dance- Dutch Waltz and STAR 2b- Canasta Tango
Kinley Pratt
This year she passed her STAR 2 Free Skate Program and Elements, STAR 3a Dance – Baby Blues, STAR 3b Elements, STAR 4b Dance-Fiesta Tango, STAR 4 Skills and STAR 5 Skills
Rylie Huck
She landed her Axel at the end of this skating season.
She passed her STAR 4 Free Skate Program and Elements, STAR 5 Artistic, STAR 5 Skills, STAR 6a Dance- Ten Fox, STAR 6b Dance- European, STAR 6c Dance- Fourteen Step, STAR 7c Dance- American Waltz
Kennedy Udal
She passed her STAR 4 Free Skate Program and Elements, STAR 5 Skills, STAR 6b Dance- European, STAR 7c Dance- American Waltz
Sierra Frey
She competed in the First Sask. Virtual Cup competition this year in Pre-Novice Women’s.
She Received Overall Best and Most Dedicated Skater year end award.
She passed STAR 8c Dance- Starlight Waltz, STAR 9a Dance-Paso Doble, STAR 9b Dance- Blues, STAR 10c Dance- Quickstep, STAR 9 Artistic, STAR 9 Free Skate Program and Elements and STAR 10 Free Skate Elements

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