It was a great start to the season for our Chamonix skaters this weekend at the Federal Tournament and Regional Cup in Megève. Eight of our ten skaters took podium places in this, the first competition of the season. It was an excellent opportunity for them to present their new programmes for the first time and to settle into this new 2020/21 competition season. Well done to you all. There are the results :
Ninon Tran Category 3D Filles
Maëlle Lacassagne Vanel Category 7 FD Novices Filles
Corentine Mesnil Category 8 F1 Novices Filles
Molly Voyer Category 8 F1 Junior Filles
Evie Pope Category 7 F2 Avenir Filles
Olivia Svensson Category 8 F1 Avenir Filles
Sacha Bozon Category 7 FD Novices Filles
Meije Herry Category 8 F1 Avenir Filles
Capucine Mesnil Category 7 F2 Minimes Filles
Anne Marie Wilson Category 8 F1 Minimes Filles
Technical Specialist Training
Start of the competition season
Congratulations to our trainer, Clémence Chamel, who has successfully qualified as a Technical Specialist with the Fédération Française des Sports de Glace.. The Technical Specialist is the judge responsible for correctly identifying the different skating elements and their level of difficulty. This latest qualification is a testament to both Clémence and the club’s dedication to continually developing and training our coaches so that we can give our skaters the very best.
Well cone Clémence!
Our competition season started today at the Federal Tournament and Regional Cup in Megève. After spending the summer preparing their new routines our skaters will finally be able to showcase them this weekend. Good luck to Sacha Bozon, Meije Herry, Maelle Lacassagne Vanel, Capucine Mesnil, Corentine Mesnil, Evie Pope, Olivia Svensson Ninon Tran and Anne Marie Wilson who will all be competing for our club. Here’s to a successful 2020/21 season.
This competition comes hot on the heels of our first event of the year; the Ligue AURA ‘regroupement’ which took place on the 11 – 13 September in Valence. Two of our younger skaters, Olivia Svensson and Meije Herry, were selected and were able to enjoy three intensive days of training with other skaters of their level. The practical sessions were run by a number of teachers from within the Ligue AURA, whilst judging officials shared their expertise during the theory sessions. Well done to them both for their hard work and good team spirit with all the other skaters.
We will keep you updated with all the results and information on training courses during the season.
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.