Figure Skating in
Sudbury girls skate with our Nations
Roque, at left, and Marianne Laporte, below, both members of the Sudbury
Skating Club, wowed the crowd at the Sudbury Arena when they preformed
in Celebration on Ice.
the rarified air of such stars as Brian Orser, Kurt Browing, and Shea-Lynn
Bourne must have been a heady experience for these young women. It was
heady for the rest of us just watching them.
Our newest northern hero, Jeffrey Buttle, also
skated that night, to many ovations and great outpourings of affection
from the crowd. But hey, it's easy to love a fellow who's already a
star. (Okay, that he's kind, sweet, and a bit of a hunk doesn't hurt
either.) I found it just as exciting that these two young women, who I
sometimes have the great privilege to watch practice, were a part of
this world class event. They've worked long and hard, and continue to do
so, to get to the level of skill they enjoy these days. We're proud of
them, and want them to know that Jeff wasn't the only Northern Star on
the ice that night. I counted three. Like the commercial says it's
"because you're worth it." Way to go ladies!