Congratulations to Molly Voyer and Olivia Svensson.
Molly was presented with her BF2 diploma by our Vice President Valérie Greugny Huart Olivia was then awarded the Club des Sport's Trophée d'Espoir by our President, Michèle Rabbiosi. The award was in recognition of her good performances last year as well as her attitude and dedication.
Well done to Molly and Olivia.
The benefits of figure skating
Figure skating is both a sport and an art form. It combines technical precision with grace, musicality and physical strength. Figure skating differs from other forms of skating such as ice dancing and synchronised skating in that it concentrates on jumps, spins, steps and transition movements and dance.
Learning to figure skate has many benefits for both children and adults. Physically the sport helps to develop excellent balance, good reflexes and coordination. It also helps with postural control and strengthens the bones and the muscles.
Skating requires concentration and self discipline - skills that are greatly appreciated by parents. Learning to follow instructions so they can skate safely, taking responsibility for themselves and learning to be part of a team are all part of the learning experience. In addition your child will get to experience the pleasure of skating in front of an audience and the fun of being with their friends.
It is a demanding sport, but one that is full of fun and joy - the freedom of gliding across the ice, the pleasure of skating to music and the pride you feel when you perfect a move - these are the things that we give our skaters.
The Club du Patinage Artistique de Chamonix (CPAC) is Chamonix valley’s official figure skating club. Our classes are open to boys and girls from ages 4 to 18 and we also offer adult lessons for both beginners and experienced skaters.
We have over 100 members, a large coaching team and a skating heritage dating back to the birth of the Winter Olympics in Chamonix in 1924. 2017 marked our 50th anniversary, with the club as we know it being established in 1967.
Our aim is to inspire as many people as possible to embrace the joy of figure skating and to nurture and develop the best possible performance for each individual skater.
Skaters can join the club from age four and can skate recreationally or at competition level. We also have a new adult section that started in 2015.