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Figure skating awards handed out

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Shane Katona, Jenna Rae Cousineau, and Carrie Selin were the big winners as the Border Figure Skating Club held its year-end awards presentation, each taking home a pair of trophies.

Katona was awarded the Rhonda Paterson Trophy, which goes to the club’s most dedicated skater, while also being selected as the most dedicated amateur coach in the CanSkate, powerskate, and Canfigure programs.

Selin won the Miss Congeniality Trophy, selected by private ballot from the senior skaters, along with being co-winner of the Border Shield plaque along with Lindsey Hallikas.

This plaque is awarded to the skater for the highest achievement by the point system for the tests passed in Freestyle and Dance. This skater must be working on senior bronze or higher.

Meanwhile, Cousineau picked up the Artistic Impression Trophy, which is awarded to the skater who, through the use of their hands, body flow, facial expression, and attire, is able to show skill, taste, and excellence of their ice-skating performance.

She also won the Spirit award as the skater who best exemplifies the most team spirit, sportsmanship, leadership, and outstanding effort throughout the year.

Other winners included:

•Sasha Galbraith—the Agnes McEvoy Memorial “AAA” Trophy (Canfigure most improved and dedicated);

•Lexi Bolstad—McTaggart’s Trophy (highest achievement by the point system);

•Ashlyn Campbell—Skates & Blades Trophy (CanSkate dedication award for attendance, attitude, and discipline);

•Casey Howard—Border Travel Trophy (most improved pre-schooler);

•Christina Romaniuk—Jr. skater (highest achievement by the point system for tests passed in freestyle, skills, and dance);

•Tracey DeAmicis—Most Improved Skills (senior) in points system (awarded for each test passed);

•Rylee Blasky—Most Improved Skills (junior) in points system (awarded for each test passed);

•Brande Hyatt—Most Improved Freeskate (senior);

•Becky McMahon—Most Improved Freeskate (junior);

•Shauna Bolstad—Most Improved Dance (senior); and

•Melanie Herr—Most Improved Dance (junior).

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