Come skate with us

The Quesnel Figure Skating Club holds it annual 'Come Skate With Us' event to give children a taste of the club.

Children take to the ice at QFSC’s ‘Come Skate With Us’ program.

Kids of all ages hit the ice earlier this week to learn some new moves and get their ice-legs back under them.

Tuesday, the Quesnel Figure Skating Club hosted its annual ‘Come Skate With Us’ event for young skaters who want to get a taste of what figure skating is all about.

Children from four to 12 were on the ice learning all manner of skills from power stopping to jumping with skates on.

The event is aimed at children and parents who are new to the CanSkate program, giving them a free trial session. This way parents are able to see what the program entails and prospective students can experience what a lesson feels like before jumping all the way into the program.

This year, the Learn To Skate program has changed its service in hopes of making it easier for parents.

CanSkate, PrePOWERSkate and Advanced CanSkate will be held together. The one hour sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday, with all the students sharing the ice.

Jo-Ann Nadalin, a coach with the program, hopes this will make it easier for parents of different ages and different interests on the ice, making the program a one-stop shop for a host of training possibilities.

This will also enable students who advance to keep the same schedule, only shifting their place on the ice instead of changing their class time.

The classes are open to children from four up to twelve years of age.

The club will also be offering skating lessons for those teens and adults this year. The lessons will be weekly, hour-long sessions, taking place Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

Besides the new training program the club is putting in place, members from the club are also training for the Autumn leaves Competition in Kamloops. Five members of the club will make their way south for the competition, including Casey Fisher, Kayla Flanagan, Cassandra Greenwood, Carmen Huang and Olivia Marleau.

They will be skating in Kamloops from Oct. 12-14.

For more information on the club and the various classes, information and registration forms are available at the Twin Arenas.

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