Fuller Lake Skating Club members are grateful to still be skating as restrictions continue to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There’s been lots of adjustments for the skaters, but they’re doing what’s required to stay safe on and off the ice.
The skating sessions are one thing, but competitions haven’t been happening. They’re all hopeful of a return in the new year.
It’s an especially big deal to senior skater Sophie Dawe, 16, of Ladysmith who’s in Grade 11 at Nanaimo Secondary School.
“I miss competitions like crazy,” she indicated. “I’ve put so much effort into my skating for so many years and I was hoping I could really show it this year but maybe after a vaccine is distributed we’ll get back to it.
“My age will definitely affect my skating development as I don’t have many years left in the rink. It might affect it in a good way, though, as I can focus on getting all my jumps, spins, dances and skills.”