Hal High figure skaters bring boffo performance
Thank you to Jackie Mayhew
On Tuesday March 27, the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS) figure skating team participated in the Eastern Ontario High School Figure Skating Invitational in Smiths Falls.
This event provides figure skaters in grades 9 to 12 with an opportunity to represent their high school in their chosen sport, be part of a team and be recognized as athletes by their peers.
Twenty-four schools took part in the invitational, some with powerhouse teams in excess of 15 skaters. The seven local skaters, who skate out of the Haliburton and Minden skating clubs, participated in 28 different events as individuals, pairs and teams during an 11-hour marathon of skating on two ice pads.
Impressive individual results were achieved by Casey Pringle, second of 22 skaters in the junior bronze solo, and Shae MacNaull, third of 26 skaters in the preliminary solo. Jillian Mayhew, Shyanna Smith and Casey Pringle placed first in a very challenging and competitive triathlon. Bethany Little and Hanna Reddering had an impressive third place finish in dance. Alexandra Yake and other team members brought in several fourths and fifths.
As a school, HHSS finished well, ending up in the top 10 for the fourth year in a row. Quite an accomplishment; congratulations ladies!
Jackie Mayhew was the school representative who organized entries, practices, funding and was very proud to watch her team as they showcased their skills, sportsmanship and sense of humour.
Jane Symons, a coach from the Minden skating club, volunteered her expertise for the fourth year in a row at practices, made the groups’ outfits, shared the transportation and attended the competition to coach the skaters in all of their events. We cannot thank her enough. Thanks also to Rick Cox from the Minden arena for his support in providing us with opportunities to practice.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]