Club member Susan Thistle was presented with the national Elizabeth Swann award by 2-time world champions Megan Duhamel and Eric Radford at the Skate Canada Awards banquet. The award recognizes her contribution to the development of synchronised skating in Canada. Susan was the club’s president between 2002 and 2006, managed or Junior/ Intermediate team Synergy for several years, and is the synchronised skating coordinator for Skate Canada Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Prince of Wales Skating Club Administration Office will be closed on Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30.
At the Skater Canada Newfoundland and Labrador AGM it was announced the club will host the 2017 Eastern Divisionals January 21-22 at Jack Byrne arena. In addition, long time club member and volunteer Agnes Thistle was presented with her 50 year volunteer pin, and it was announced that club member Susan Thistle has been selected as the winner of the national Skate Canada Elizabeth Swan award for contributions to the development of synchronised skating!
The election of Board Members to the Prince of Wales Skating Club took place on May 10, 2016,at the AGM. A new board is now in place and looking forward to working for the membership for another season
Kim with members of the Hall family
After a very successful ice show “Colours On Ice”, awards were presented at the annual Skater’s Banquet.
Kim French was presented with the John Hall Memorial Award for volunteers- an excellent choice based on the awards’ criteria-
Wendy Mercer presents Eve Blagdon with the Chapman Mercer Cup
-Active and currently registered adult volunteer whose efforts have produced specific, positive results in our club;
-An individual whose contributions reflect passion for the sport and its participants;
-An individual who has been involved in the sport of figure skating for a minimum of 5 years;
-An individual who is an exemplary role model for other volunteers, skaters, coaches etc., and who leads by example.
Eve Blagdon was presented with the Chapman-Mercer Performance Cup, for outstanding skating through the season.
Every year we present an award to the Programme Assistant of the Year, as a mark of our appreciation of the hard work and professionalism shown by these young people. Elin Maskova was named this year’s recipient
In addition Jenny Biles, Lauren Woodruff and Erin Maher were presented with the Programme Assistant Award of Excellence.
More details and past winners
Eve Blagdon, Atlantic champion
Eleven club skaters competed at the Atlantic Skating Championships in East Hants, Nova Scotia April 8-10, and returned with 5 medals and some great results. Congratulations to all in representing our club and province so well on and off the ice. Results:-
Eve Blagdon 1st- PreJuvenile U11
Mackenzie Byrne 15th – Senior Bronze
Brooke Coffey 4th – STAR 5 Girls U13
Kathleen Curran 10th – Pre-Juvenile U13
Taylor Druken 6th – Juvenile U14
Jena Dyer 2nd – PreJuvenile Women U13
Abby Pace 1st – Pre Juvenile U13
Catherine Power 1st – Junior Silver Women
Elin Maskova 14th – Juvenile U14
Chloe Whitridge 8th – Junior Silver
Lauren Woodruff 2nd – Senior Silver
POW held the first of two club test days on Saturday, March 19th. Congratulations to the following skaters on their test passes.
Hannah Vautier: Preliminary freeskate
Renee Hynes: Preliminary Freeskate, Preliminary Skills and Baby Blues
Boroka Albert: Preliminary Freeskate
Ava Myrick: Preliminary Freeskate
Heather Bolger: Preliminary Freeskate
Haleh Zabihi: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Olivia Wilson: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Georgia Scott: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Emily Woodfine: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Deidre Ivey: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Jasmine MacDonald: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Katie Best: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Danielle Bolger: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Jenny Myrick: Jr. Bronze Elements
Mikayla Fennelly: Sr. Bronze Program
Lauren Quinlan: Sr. Bronze Program
Mackenzie Byrne: Jr. Silver Program
The CBS Skating Club held the Region High Level test day on March 16th,2016. Congratulations to the following skaters on their test passes. The club sends a special shout out to Erin Maher who successfully completed both her Gold Freeskate and Gold Interpretive tests.
Chloe Whitridge: Jr. Silver Elements and Program
Emma Goodyear: Harris Tango, American Waltz, Rocker Foxtrot
Erin Maher: Gold Free Elements and Program, Gold Interpretive
Mackenzie Byrne: Jr. Silver Elements
Princelles – Cornel Trophy!
The Silver Blades Skating Club in Corner Brook hosted the 2016 SCNL Synchronized Skating Championships on March 11-12, 2016. Five teams made the trip to Corner Brook; Symmetry (Adult 2), InSync (Adult 3), Princelles (Novice), Princettes (Juvenile), and Lollipops (Beginner 1). Our skaters performed extremely well – the Lollipops won gold, the Princettes placed 4th, Symmetry placed first, and InSync won silver. The Princelles were single entrants and thus were provincial champions in their category, but also were awarded the Cornel Trophy for best team in the competition!
Competition web site
The following skaters will be taking part in Avalon Region Interclub, hosted by Mount Pearl-Paradise at Paradise Double Ice Complex, on Sunday, March 20, 2016.
Star 1: Lily Evans, Cassie Farrell, Maggie Lush, Adam Masek, Marin Rowe
Star 2: Heather Bolger, Kayla Colbert, Erin Dalton, Julia Earle, Faith Evely, Renee Hynes, Maria Keough, Eva Myrick, Hannah Vautier, Isabelle Young
Star 3: Boroka Albert, Danielle Bolger, Deidre Ivey, Joanna Li, Sarah-Grace Li, Jasmine MacDonald, Georgia Scott, Regan Scott, Olivia Wilson, Emily Woodfine