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Figure skaters pass test day


Facing the pressure of their first regional test day of the season, members of the Border Figure Skating Club passed in more ways than one here last weekend.

“It was an absolutely excellent weekend,” enthused BFSC co-coach Penny McComb. “We hope for 100 percent passes and we got close to 90 percent.”

Comprised of skaters from Fort Frances, International Falls, Emo, and Rainy River, McComb said club members did a fantastic job performing--many for the first time--in front of a single judge.

Two more tests days will be available for skaters to try to pass later this season in Dryden and Kenora. The BFSC also will attend a regional inter-club competition in Atikokan in January.

The following skaters passed tests in the various disciplines:

< *c>Skills

< *c>(which replaces Figures)

•Shane Katona (Level II);

•Sarah McComb (Level III);

•Holly McRae (Level IV);

•Noreen Hartlin, Miranda Miller, Shawna Bolstad, Katie Bondett, Faith Armstrong, and Kate Basaraba (Level V); and

•Jenna Rae Cousineau (Level VI)

< *c>Free Skating

< *c>(jumps/spins to music)

•Lexi Bolstad (Junior Silver);

•Brittany Bolstad (Senior Bronze); and

•Samantha McQuarrie (Preliminary Free)

< *c>Dance

< *c>Gold/Senior Silver

•Lindsey Hallikas passed her first Gold level dance (the Quickstep); and

•Sarah McComb passed at the Senior Silver level (the Killian)

< *c>Junior Silver

•Lexi Bolstad (Foxtrot);

•Holly McRae (Tango);

•Tracey DeAmicis and Holly McRae (American Waltz); and

•Tina Romaniuk (Rocker)

< *c>Senior Bronze

•Jessica Wilson, Jenna Rae Cousineau, and Kate Basaraba (10-Fox);

•Brittany Bolstad and Noreen Hartlin (14-Step); and

•Katie Bondett, Kate Basaraba, and Shawna Bolstad (European Waltz)

< *c>Junior Bronze

•Alyssa Larson and Cara Jack (Swing);

•Kayla Caul and Brianne Hebert (Fiesta Tango); and

•Rylee Blasky and Julia Florek (Willow Waltz)

< *c>Preliminary

•Samantha Loveday, Tara Tovey, and Paige Chambers (Dutch Waltz);

•Samantha Loveday, Jocelyn Rinke, Tara Tovey, and Paige Chambers (Canasta Tango); and

•Nadine Mutz, Mackenzie Caul, Ashlee Nordin, and Judith Hunsperger (Baby Blues)

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