Local figure skaters win prizes



The Timmins Porcupine Figure Skating Club recently presented bulletins, badges, ribbons, medals, prizes and gifts to the Schumacher Lions Club Park and Trail.

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The Timmins Porcupine Figure Skating Club recently presented bulletins, badges, ribbons, medals, prizes and gifts to the Schumacher Lions Club Park and Trail.


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The skaters were able to see each other after three months of absence and had the opportunity to say goodbye to three skaters who will not be returning to the club.

Valerie Faucher and Emily Sinclair will go to university to continue their studies and Alicia Gallagher will move.

Faucher has been with the club for 13 years and will be attending the University of Ottawa to study nursing.

Sinclair has been with the club for four years and will attend Carlton University to study mechanical engineering.

Gallagher has been with the club for eight years. She will be moving to Parry Sound with her family.

All three skaters will be sadly missed at the club for their dedication to the sport, their willingness to help other skaters and their positive attitude.

The club wishes the three skaters the best in their future endeavors.

The following skaters are the recipients of the StarSkate Awards:

Loïc Plourde was the recipient of the Eva Thompson Prize. This award is the Club’s most prestigious award.

It is selected by coaches and presented annually to the skater who exemplifies the sport of figure skating – not only skating ability but also dedication to the sport, courteous on and off the ice, friendly and active in club activities.

This is why Plourde was the first candidate and recipient of this award. His parents never had any problem getting him to come to the arena, even at 7 a.m. twice a week before school.


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This was Plourde’s first year in the Star 1 level program and he has improved tremendously.

If he didn’t practice his jumps and pirouettes, he skated dancing to the music.

His trainer, Nadia Riopel, said he was a curious young boy who enjoys understanding the physics of movement and challenged her to explain why his way of doing things made more sense than the way he would have liked to do. things.

His ideas were funnier than hers, and they finally found a happy medium.

Plourde is a pleasure to have in our club and Nadia is delighted to see him fight in the years to come.

Alicia Gallagher received the Program Assistant of the Year award and the Friendship Award.

Gallagher has dedicated countless volunteer hours to the CanSkate program.

CanSkate coaches select this award each year and it is presented to a skater who most exemplifies dedication to the CanSkate program.

Other Gallagher skaters selected her for the Friendship Award. This award is given each year to a skater who is always friendly, compassionate and pleasant to be around.

Her trainer, Riopel, said Gallagher’s calm, cheerful and positive personality has helped her peers turn to her for advice, reassurance and encouragement.

Riopel is very confident that Gallagher will do exceptionally well next season at his new club.

Julia Romuldi was the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award.

Club coaches select this award and is presented to a skater who is consistently positive, helpful, follows club rules and treats everyone with respect.


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Romuldi’s enthusiasm and encouraging personality is the reason she was chosen for this award.

The following four prizes are awarded each year to a skater who has passed the highest number of tests in each discipline.

Isabella Bai received the award for Most Improved Skater of the Year.

This prize includes the three disciplines: dance, free skating and skills. This was Bai’s first year in the Star one level program.

Bai has completed two skating skills tests, seven dance tests and two free skating tests this season.

Emily Sinclair received the Most Improved Skating Skills Award. Sinclair passed three of the senior skating skills tests. She is only one away from becoming a gold medalist in this discipline.

Carine Plourde received the prize for the most improved dance. Plourde has passed five dance tests this season.

Kaitlyn Skinner received the most improved free skating award. Skinner has completed four free skating tests this season.

The following skaters were the recipients of CanSkate Awards.

These skaters are part of the clubs learn to skate program and the awards are selected annually by CanSkate coaches.

The three skaters below were chosen for their positive attitude, hard work ethic, willingness to try new and more difficult skills and their improvement in the program.

All skaters have completed more than two stages in just 13 weeks of skating.

Olivia Hardy received the Plus Skater of the Year award.


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CanSkate coach Meagan Montgomery said Hardy was chosen for this award for her demonstration of true love of the sport and her strong participation in club theme days throughout the season.

Greta Cazemier and Sky Lapage were the recipients of the CanSkater Most Improved Award.

The Timmins Porcupine Figure Skating Club looks forward to the 2021-2022 skating season and hopes to offer more of their programs.

The club would like to take the opportunity to thank the Timmins Charitable Gaming Association and Jackpot City Timmins for their continued financial support for their programs.



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