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NLSS skaters fare well at first event of season


A total of eight skaters from the local Northern Lights School of Skating participated in their season's first competition at the Winnipeg 2019 Super Skate Competition at the St. James Civic Centre back on Nov. 22-24.

Bryden Strachan nabbed gold in the STAR 1 Free Skate while Grayson Wright, Lila Black, and Tayah Cumming all took silver.

Leslie Anderson also took home bronze in the same event.

Jordyn Seguin wound up in first place in the STAR 4 Free Skate while Hallee Nugent was seventh in the STAR 5 Free Skate.

Wright snared silver in the STAR 2 Elements while Strachan and Cumming both grabbed bronze.

Seguin placed seventh in the STAR 4 Elements with Nugent taking third in STAR 5 Elements

“They have been working hard since late September to prepare for this early event and I am very proud of how well they all performed,” lauded NLSS director/owner Ashley Cumming.

“For many this was their very first Skate Canada event.”

In the CanSkate Element Event, meanwhile one of the NLSS's PreStarSkate skaters, Addalyn Seguin, participated.

“She had lots of fun and enjoyed presenting to the judges,” Cumming noted.

“She achieved a Silver Achievement for the Stage 4 CanSkate Element Event.”

As for the team events, the NLSS had two STAR 2 Teams compete.

One was called the G. T. Racers, which consisted of Wright and Tayah Cumming, while the other team was named the N. L. Racers and was comprised of Strachan, Anderson and Lila Black.

“Both teams had fun, enjoyed the STAR 2 challenge, and both achieved a bronze achievement,” said Cumming.

The NLSS also had one other team at the STAR 5 level which included Nugent and Seguin and they ranked third overall together.

“The skaters all skated well and are proud of their achievements,” said Cumming.

“They are eager to embrace the challenges and rewards of the next events.”

The NLSS next will have four skaters that will be participating in the Thunder Bay Super Series event slated for Dec. 13-15.

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