StarSkaters Chiara Minchin

Kootenay competition had constellation of stars from Nakusp

The Nakusp Figure Skating Club had four StarSkaters attend the East Kootenay Competition in Kimberley held Nov. 29 -30.

The Nakusp Figure Skating Club had four StarSkaters attend the East Kootenay Competition in Kimberley held Nov. 29 -30.

Olivia Mang earned her Bronze Evaluation in Star 1 (Group 3), Chiara Minchin her Silver Evaluation in Star 1 (Group 2). Haven Rahn received Silver Evaluation in Star 1 (Group 3), and Kiley Waterfield gained a Bronze Evaluation in Star 3 (Group 2), as well as fourth place in Elements 1 (Group 3) and fifth in Introductory Interpretive (Group 1).

The StarSkaters have also been busy preparing for tests. The Nakusp Figure Skating Club held a test day on Dec.7, and in addition to seven skaters from Nakusp who tested, there were also skaters testing from Revelstoke, Castlegar, Nelson and Rossland Figure Skating Clubs. The event’s dance partners were Fruitvale brothers Jacob and Robert Verhelst, and Cheyenne Irvine from Kamloops evaluated group.

Local skaters Haven Rahn, Chiara Minchin, Olivia Mang, Melissa Hascarl, Maya Watson, Kiley Waterfield all tested well, passing examinations. The skaters are now preparing for upcoming competitions in January in Rossland and Fruitvale, and a competition in Kelowna in March.

Registration is ongoing for Pre CanSkate, CanSkate and StarSkate Programs for boys and girls ages three and up. For more information or to register, please contact Kelly Waterfield at 250-265-4675.