Jasmine Taylor of Fuller Lake skated to fifth in Star 4 U13 at regionals. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Skaters put to a tough test in regional competition

Fuller Lake coach concedes several factors contribute to the final results

Expectations are always high for regional competition, both on the part of the skaters and coaches.

Fuller Lake Skating Club members went into the regionals at Port Alberni with high hopes, but many fell a bit short of goals.

Head coach Dominic Turgeon conceded it wasn’t the best weekend for the club.

“I was a bit disappointed with the overall results,” he remarked. “A few skaters didn’t have the best performances which happens in this sport and becomes part of the learning curve on how to compete and train day to day.”

Turgeon added he didn’t agree with some of the judging calls, which always has the potential to be an issue.

“However, in the end, this just means that the skaters need to be more obvious with their execution of elements, so to leave no question in the judges’ mind,” he explained. “The skaters are working hard, and with both the club’s ice show and the next competition being a week after the show, much work needs to be done. These kids are going to be busy.”

Results for the skaters included: silver assessments for both Skyla Lewis in Star 2 and Olivia Stuart in Star 3.

The Star 4 Under 13 event had Leah Brown placing fourth and Jasmine Taylor fifth.

Star 4 13 & Over competition brought a sixth-place finish for Alexandra Fernau and seventh for Isabel Anderson.

Amanda Nagy claimed fifth spot for Star 5 Under 13 while Brooklyn Puska came seventh for Star 5 13 & Over.

In Star 6, Lucy Street came eighth followed by Sophie Dawe in ninth.

Star 8 adult skater Pamela Ellis finished second in her class.

Fernau, Stuart and Anderson joined forces for second in Star 4 team elements. Nagy, Brown and Taylor were right behind in third.

Star 6 team elements resulted in a second-place standing for Dawe and Puska.

The Fuller Lake ice show will be on March 28. Details to come in the weeks ahead.

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Skyla Lewis earned a silver assessment in Star 2 at regionals. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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