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Figure skaters heading to provincials


Border Skating Club of Fort Frances will be sending four of their figure skaters off to Mississauga tomorrow through Sunday (March 7-10) to compete in the Skate Ontario Provincial Championship.

There are 17 qualifying competitions held throughout the province from November through March and the skaters with the highest scores from each category are invited to attend.

Border skaters beat out a combined 251 skaters to earn the privilege of competing for the top title in the province.

“This is the largest delegation of skaters our club has sent to provincials,” raved Border Skating Club president Sandra McNay.

“It shows the high calibre of coaching our club has in order to prepare these skaters for the provincial stage,” she added.

“The skaters and coaches put in many hours and work hard all season and I'm happy they are reaping the rewards of their effort,” noted McNay.

Greta Fedoruk qualified for Gold Triathlon, which is an event that combines a Free Skate, Skills and Interpretive along with also qualifying in the Gold Women's Free Skate.

Montana Plasky will be competing at provincials for the third straight season, this year in the Star 10 Women's Free Skate.

This will be Samantha Halliday's second time vying for the provincial title, she is competing in the Juvenile Under 14 category. And this is Awnley Jacobsen's first time qualifying and she will be skating in the Star 6 Women's Free Skate event.

Coach Gerry-Lynn Cou-sineau, who has two of her base skaters attending, would like to wish the skaters good luck and wants them to know that she is so excited for them.

“Enjoy every moment and have fun,” she enthused.

Likewise, coach Marie-Josee Potvin, who will be attending the event with the skaters, said, “Congrats to all of you on coming this far! Have fun and keep inspiring.”

You will be able to watch these four skaters perform, along with the rest of the Border Skating Club, at their annual ice show titled “Revolutions” which is being held at the Memorial Sports Centre on April 6-7.

If you would like to wish them well at provincials, along with following their results, visit Border Skating Club's Facebook page.

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