Figure Skating in
Espanola Skating Club Carnival 2005,
Danielle, and Danielle, and Challen,
and Tegwyn, and Krista, and Larissa, and...
I recently spent an exciting weekend in
the Espanola Ontario area attending various events connected to the
Espanola Skating Club's annual skating carnival. Meagan Duhamel and Ryan
Arnold were on hand as guest skaters and impressed us all with their
prodigious talent, and rightly so. (You can find more about them
elsewhere in this site.)
The local skaters looked wonderful
displaying their growing ability on the ice. One skater, who's name I
regrettably did not get, was in the lead of a young group of tiny stars to be. Her care of her sometimes lagging, and falling,
and getting lost on the big ol' ice, little charges, at the expense of
her own chance of shinning in the spotlight, made her the outstanding
hero of the afternoon. Good on you girl!
Young Krista Jones performed her first
solo act at a carnival, and did so with calm and proficient dignity. It
was a lovely introduction to his talented girl.
Soloist Danielle Shank caught the
attention of the crowd, as always, with her dark mysterious beauty and
routine packed with jumps. It is my hope to highlight the lovely
Danielle in the pages of this website soon. I'm trying to talk her into
posing for a photo shoot with my team, we'll keep you posted.
Another solo Danielle, this time Turpin,
was the highlight of the afternoon by the time of her skate, with a
wonderful interpretive program that showed off her growing talent and
artistic ability. Nice job Danielle! Beautifully
must commend the golden Tegwyn and fairy-like Larissa on their routines.
Lovely! And must also mention Challen,
Joel, Paige, Lyndsay, Taylor, and Shauna, for shinning brightly
in their turn. Each of you is showing, and showing off!, the beautiful benefits
reaped from your long hours of practice.
It is my sincere hope that all of you,
including all the young skaters whose names I don't have,
finished the day feeling a sense of well deserved pride and
accomplishment from sharing your art with others. I want you to know we
And now... I must talk about something
that surprised me over the weekend, and that was the performance of Rachel LeClair....