Today marks the beginning of spring, which means winter sports are beginning to close down as the warmer months are ahead. The Kindersley Skating Club had one last hoorah for their skaters over the weekend prior to the last portion of their season.
Sunday was busy for skaters from Kindersley and the surrounding area when the skating club held their annual Kindersley Skatetacular at the West Central Events Centre. The event offers young skaters from different programming a chance to show what they've learned over the last few months.
This year's Skatetacular attracted a good crowd at the hockey rink in Kindersley. Skating Club president, Shannon Skinner, gives her thoughts on the show itself and the attendance for the spectacle.
Not only did the kids get a chance to perform in front of their families and friends, but a few of them were able to come away with awards from the organization, too. Six skaters were recipients of 2019 awards from the skating club ranging from the CanSkate to STAR programs.
Below are this winter's winners:
- CanSkate Champions: Nora Parson and Eve Sylvester
- CanSkater of the Year: Jaxen Sarada
- Pre-Star Love of Skating Award: Ayva Cummings
- Passion Spirit Triumph Award: Tori Werner
- Pat Klettke Award: Katherine Brewer
Skinner shares her thoughts on this year's recipients and gives more details on the awards.
While the Skatetacular is considered to be the finale for skaters in Kindersley and the area, some of them still have more work to do before they have finally completed their program.
CanSkaters will be working on final evaluations this week when they will get their report cards and badges/ribbons to mark the end of the skating season. Some of the skaters will continue with CanSkate next year, other will move on to sports such as figure skating or hockey depending on their levels.
Next week will be the final week for some of the senior skaters in the skating club along with high testing days at the end of the month.
With the last couple weeks of the season coming up, Skinner comments on how the 2018-2019 year went for the organization.
She mentioned that the public can keep tabs on what's coming up with the Kindersley Skating Club this summer by following their page on Facebook. Details will soon be posted on the page, and in June, information will be sent out regarding registration for 2019-2020.