Sooke skaters make the grade

The following skaters from Sooke Skating Club passed their Skate Canada tests on December 12

The STARSkate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas – Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Interpretive.

The following skaters from Sooke Skating Club passed their Skate Canada tests on December 12:

Fiesta Tango

  • Erin Haldane,
  • Bryanne Thomson,
  • Megan Ferguson, and
  • Nina Kovacik.

Willow Waltz

  • Karyl Musfelt-Trivino, and
  • Rhianna Smith.

Junior Bronze Skills

  • Karyl Musfelt-Trivino, and
  • Nina Kovacik.

Preliminary Freeskate Elements

  • Karyl Musfelt-Trivino,
  • Bryanne Thomson, and
  • Nina Kovacik.

Preliminary Freeskate Program

  • Nina Kovacik.

According to the the SkateCanada.ca website, The Ice-Dance tests program teaches timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison. Free skating consists of the execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music.

Congratulations to all.

with notes from Gill  Greydanus