South Peace News
Skaters of all ages sparkled on the ice at the Baytex Arena during the Peace River Skating Club’s annual ice show.
“So You Think You Can Skate” drew a crowd on March 1 as skaters showed off their lunges, toe jumps, spins and lifts.
Many of the skaters had already showed off their skills at competitions in Grande Prairie, Dawson Creek, Manning and St. Albert over the course of this year’s season, such as the Arctic Winter Games Runoffs.
“We had lots of skaters in all levels,” says coach Anne-Marie Behnke.
“They did amazing, they learned lots, and we hope to have them all back next year,” Behnke says.
Jody Broome, Dayna Bykewich, Courtney Robinson, Crystal Kowalchuk, and Emily Differenz also coach skaters at the club.
A special presentation was made to Breanna Nakonechny and Differenz at the event since it was their last skating carnival before going on to school.
Tara Elliot received recognition for her work as a parent volunteer, and some of the skaters received awards such as most improved and rising star.
The club takes members as young as four years old.
“We’d love to see some more younger skaters join. We’re always looking for new members,” says Cindy Chapados, vice president and carnival chair.
The Peace River Skating Club will hold its next registration at the Peace River Parade of Programs in fall.