A double weekend of competitions
It was a double competition weekend for our skaters. At the Tournoi de France in Caen Meije Herry and Molly Voyer presented their programmes and did Chamonix proud. Well done to Meije who came 4th in the N2 poussin category and to Molly who came 5th in Novice N2. They both delivered marked improvements to their overall scores as well as demonstrating how much they have progressed.
The same weekend Sacha Bozon, Melle Lacassagne, Vanel, Lily Prach, Anne Marie Wilson, Lucia Ziliotto, Corentine Mesnil and Fuka Narakmura were all on the ice competing at the Inter Regional Tournament in Valence. They all scored well in their categories where they had the challenge of competing against a high number of other competitors.
In the R1 Minime category Anne-Marie Wilson took 12th place, Maelle Lacassagne 14th place, Sacha Bozon 15th, Lily Prach 17th and Lucia Ziliotto 25th.
In the N3 Minime category Corentine Mesnil finished in 15th place and in the N3 Novice cateogry Fuka Nakamura came in 17th.
Well done to you all.
The next competitions are in Grenoble for the figure skaters and in Lyon for our synchronised skaters.
Last night the Chamonix Figure Skating Club revisited the 80’s with a joyous Christmas gala featuring routines to the tunes of Johnny Halliday, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Abba. Nearly 100 skaters of all ages took to the ice to entertain their families, friends and members of the public.
The show is a chance for our members not only to create a fun Christmas event, but to show their families how well they have progressed. From the littlest ‘Panpans’ aged from just 3 1/2 years old to our most experienced skaters, everyone gave their all, making it a memorable evening filled with smiles and fun moments.
The younger skaters were delighted by the attendance of Father Christmas and there was a special treat for our trainers Catherine and Clémence Chamel as the competition skaters shared a short film showing their appreciation for their work and their fun times at the club.
The event ended with all the skaters on the ice for an ABBA finale which had the crowds dancing in the stands. Thank you to The Mairie, the Communauté des Communes, The Club des Sports de Chamonix, the Director of the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon and all the staff at the rink. Our thanks also go out to our huge army of helpers who set up the rink, flipped crêpes, served hot dogs and looked after the children for the night. Thank you to our couturiers who created such amazing costumes. And a final thank you to our skaters, coaches and committee for such a great evening.
Well done everyone. Same time, same place next year!
The first Tournoi de France took place this weekend for our skaters. Molly Voyer and Meije Herry who took part in their respective categories of Novice N2 and Poussin N2. They arrived in Briançon in the Hautes Alpes to take on competitors from all over France.
It was a great competition and a new experience for both skaters who were competing for the first time in the 2nd National Division. Meije earned herself a podium place in 3rd position and Molly came 11th in her category.
Well done to both of you on a good start to the season.