From left: Ryla Schacher

Golden figure skaters earn solid marks at Kelowna competition

Three young skaters achieved some solid results at a skating competition in Kelowna, the first meet of the season for the club.

Three young skaters achieved some solid results at a skating competition in Kelowna on Nov. 27 and 28, the first meet of the season for the Golden Figure Skating Club.

Ryla and Tia Schacher, as well as Lauren Russell, competed for the first time this year, all earning the praise of their coach, Morgan Jmaiff.

Ryla earned a 9th place in the pre juvenile ladies category as well as a 10th place silver in her interpretive skate with a routine that she dedicated to her late father Sean.

“She didn’t skate as well as she had been skating all week but she had a very strong performance…she fought really hard and came out with a decent result,” Jmaiff said.

“Unfortunately she had one of her spins called an ‘invalid’ which we’re thinking right now was possibly a calling mistake on the (judges’) side.”

Tia earned a merit standing in Star 2 Girls and also received praise from her coach.

“She skated really great. She was a little bit scared going into it just because she’s pretty young. She actually skated really awesome and performed really well, which is nice to see,” Jmaiff said.

Russell, competing for the first time, had a clean skate and was given a silver rating, also in Star 2 Girls.

“Lauren skated amazing…she came out with a silver which was the second highest score that she could have gotten,” Jmaiff said.

The next meet for the Golden Figure Skating Club will take place in Invermere in the new year, with 10 skaters already signed up to compete in that event.

The club will also be accepting new registrations for its CanSkate, Gliders and pre-school programs after Christmas.

Interested parents can contact the club at goldenfsclub@gmail.com for more information.

 

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