Isabel Anderson is a Grade 10 student at Ladysmith Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Isabel Anderson is a Grade 10 student at Ladysmith Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fuller Lake Skating Club’s Isabel Anderson

Scenes from Ladysmith Secondary School student’s freeskate routine

Fuller Lake Skating Club members are thankful to still be on the ice during the ongoing changes to COVID-19 restrictions.

Skaters are enjoying the chance to remain active and socialize to help get them through these challenging times.

Isabel Anderson, 15, lives in Ladysmith and is a Grade 10 Ladysmith Secondary School student. She had a rare chance to perform her free skate routine for the camera, with actual competitions on hold until the new year and possibly not happening at all for a while.

Anderson is fine with that while continuing to focus on her skating skills.

“I don’t miss the stress of competitions, but I miss seeing other skaters and watching my friends compete,” she confided. “I like that I can work on what is fun and challenging instead of what I need to do for my level in competition.”

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At just 15 years old, Isabel Anderson has already skated for many years with the Fuller Lake Skating Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)

At just 15 years old, Isabel Anderson has already skated for many years with the Fuller Lake Skating Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Isabel Anderson hasn’t necessarily missed the stress of competitions. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Isabel Anderson hasn’t necessarily missed the stress of competitions. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Isabel Anderson completes her freeskate routine in practice. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Isabel Anderson completes her freeskate routine in practice. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Perfect balance and poise is shown on the ice by Isabel Anderson. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Perfect balance and poise is shown on the ice by Isabel Anderson. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Isabel Anderson likes to work on elements that are fun and challenging. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Isabel Anderson likes to work on elements that are fun and challenging. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Isabel Anderson comes to the end of her routine. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Isabel Anderson comes to the end of her routine. (Photo by Don Bodger)