Spruce City skaters end winter season

With a record-high five competitive skaters attending the 2012 CNCR regional championship the Spruce City Skating Club returned from the competition in Quesnel, March 9 to 11, with 12 medals overall.

The Prince George based figure skating club sent a total of 12 skaters to the winter finale.

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Olivia Trampuh earned a pair of silver medals in bronze spins and the preliminary freeskate with 19.83 points, while her teammate Sydnee Schlamp jumped eight places from her last competition to place fourth in the preliminary freeskate.

Audyn Mettauer won gold in the pre-preliminary, while Quesnel skater Valyce Mamic skated to bronze. Mamic travels to Prince George every week for lessons with Spruce City coach Rory Allen. The Quesnel skater took first place in the primary spins category with 4.5 points, while Mettauer won her second gold in the preliminary elements program. Olivia Wankling earned the silver behind Mettauer. Wankling also took gold in the primary creative level and finished eighth in the preliminary freeskate.

Competitive skaters

In the juvenile women category, Emma Bajestani won gold, improving her points total from 18.06 to 22.70. Justin Hampole took the gold in the juvenile men's group.

Chelsea Raful ended her winter season with the silver medal and improving her personal best score to 59.04, while earning the senior artistic award at the regional championship.

Spruce City had two pre-novice women competing in Quesnel where Danielle Sidsworth won bronze and Shaelynne Macaulay finished fourth. Sidsworth won a second bronze medal in the silver interpretive event.

Morgan Taylor and Emma Larson ended their skating season on a high by competing in their first performance program.

Spruce City is hosting a high test day March 30 to April 1 for skaters to try and earn their badge to move on to the next level.

The spring session begins March 26 and goes to May 13 for Spruce City skaters. After the spring ice is removed, the skaters will begin seven weeks of dryland training at the Northern Sports Centre.

To register for the spring session email: registrar@sprucecityskating.com or call 250-962-1993.

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