Williams Lake Skating Club members (from left) Alana Walters

Williams Lake Skating Club members (from left) Alana Walters

Skating club shows best at Autumn Leaves

The Williams Lake Skating Club glided away from the Kamloops Autumn Leaves figure skating championships with lots to look forward to.

The Williams Lake Skating Club glided away from the Kamloops Autumn Leaves figure skating championships with lots to look forward to this season.

The club’s skaters, who just began learning new routines in September, joined close to 300 other skaters and 10 clubs from around the province at the meet, which ran Oct. 12-14.

WLSC coach Joanne Macnair said she was extremely pleased with how well everyone skated.

“I’m very happy with everyone,” Macnair said. “This one’s always a tough one. It’s the first one of the year and everyone’s skating new programs.

“It’s notoriously hard because we’re competing against the Okanagan and Vancouver who are skating 12 months a year. We’ve only been back on the ice for six weeks.”

The annual event is part of the Super Series of skating — a stepping stone to the Super Series 2013 Skate Canada BC Sectionals on Nov. 8 in Parksville.

Two Williams Lake skaters — Amanda Lane and Dawn Henley — both competed in the Competitive Stream posting solid results.

Lane, in the pre-juvenile women’s division, placed sixth.

Henley, in the senior bronze women’s division, also placed sixth.

In the Star Skate Series five skaters competed.

Jessica Rowley and Jade Johnson both received a bronze placement in their Star 3 division.

Alana Walters placed sixth in the Star 4 under 13 category, and Mackenna Alexander and Brooke Dawydiuk both placed fifth in the Star 4 over 13 division.

“Now we just come back and polish up after whatever we learned from Autumn Leaves,” Macnair said.

Next up for the WLSC is the Jingle Blades Competition in White Rock from Nov. 23-25. Following that the club hosts its annual Cariboots ‘N Blades Competition Dec. 7-9 at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

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