The Fuller Lake StarSkate group in Kelowna, back row from left, includes: Lucy Street, Daisy Troise, Leah Brown, Hannah Wilson, Mica Torres-Hernandez, Jasmine Taylor, Julia Hussey, Amanda Nagy. Front: Alexandra Fernau, Olivia Stuart, Brooklyn Puska, Sophie Dawe, coach Dominic Turgeon. (Photo submitted)

StarSkate final in Kelowna challenges Fuller Lake girls

Top efforts result in strong finishes among large number of division entries

Fuller Lake Skating Club members were up to the challenge of the StarSkate final in Kelowna.

The girls did great and all worked very hard to obtain the best possible results.

The competition consisted of skaters from all over B.C. and the Yukon. It was a great experience for them, especially for the younger skaters who were competing off the Island for the first time.

They experienced the different calibre of skating and now know what to expect when entering such a big competition.

Among the newcomers to that exposure was Jasmine Taylor, 10, a Ladysmith Intermediate School student.

“I thought it was pretty good,” she said. “I liked it a lot.”

You’d think nerves would have been the primary feeling for most of them in that environment, but “excited” is how Taylor summed it up.

She finished with bronze in the Star 3 category.

“I think I could have done a bit better,” assessed Taylor of her performance.

The girls in the older divisions actually fared much better than their placements showed due to the large number of skaters. Lucy Street was 20th and Sophie Dawe 21st in Star 5 Over 13, but they were actually in the middle of the pack with more than 40 skaters entered in the division.

Brooklyn Puska was 22nd in Star 5 Under 13 in a similarly large group.

In other results, Julia Hussey finished ninth in Star 5 Under 10 while Amanda Nagy claimed sixth spot for Star 4 Under 13.

There were five other Fuller Lake skaters in Star 3 besides Taylor. Mica Torres-Hernandez captured gold; Olivia Stuart and Leah Brown each earned silver; and Hannah Wilson and Alexandra Fernau joined Taylor with bronze.

Daisy Troise was rewarded with silver in Star 2.

Bronze Interpretive results had Dawe in fourth place, Puska in ninth and Street in 12th.

The club has its year-end spring fling coming up on Friday, March 22 from 4:30-6:15 p.m. at Fuller Lake Arena. Everyone is welcome to watch the girls display their talents.

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