Abbotsford Skating Club earns medals

Several local skaters excel at event in Delta

The Abbotsford Skating Club had a strong showing in Delta over the weekend.

The Abbotsford Skating Club had a strong showing in Delta over the weekend.

Abbotsford Skating Club athletes brought home plenty of hardware from the 2017 BC Coast Region Championships Winter Skate event in Delta.

Skaters hit the ice at the Sungod Arena from Friday to Sunday, with a number of Abbotsford athletes earning top three finishes in the Star 5 to Star 10 categories, as well as a third place by Megan Geddes in the gold ladies division.

The following athletes competed at the event:

Megan Geddes (bronze in gold ladies and Star 9), Della Williamson (gold in Star 6), Anika Phinney (bronze in bronze interpretive and fourth in Star 5 U13), Mica Kerr (bronze in Star 5 U13), Emma Harley (sixth in Star 10 and eighth in Star 9), Jennifer Oh (sixth in Star 8), Taralyn Geddes (seventh in Star 10 and ninth in Star 9) and Emilie Ruffell (eights in Star 5 13 and over).

Athletes receiving ribbons included: Marissa Mann (silver in Star 3), Anika Doerksen (silver in Star 3), Kameron Brar (silver in Star 2), Olivia Sidhu (silver in Star 2) and Marissa Ouiment (bronze in Star 1).

The next big event on the calendar for the ASC is the annual Ice Show, which runs on April 1 at the Matsqui Recreation Centre.

The theme of the 2017 Ice Show is “Spin the Jukebox”, and it will showcase music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The shows run at 2 and 7 p.m. on April 1.

“This is a highlight of the year for our club as the skaters work hard to put on a terrific performance,” stated the ASC’s Coral Christianson in a press release.

For ticket information on the Ice Show, email iceshowcommittee@gmail.com.

Later this year, the ASC will have its Spring registration for group programs including PreCanSkate, CanSkate and CanPower. Registration runs on Feb. 28 and March 1 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at MRC.

For more information on the ASC, visit abbotsfordskatingclub.org.