The snow was falling gently on Chamonix, showing it off to its best as the town welcomed the 140 skaters who were taking part in this weekend’s Coupe de Chamonix.
There were ten podium places for our club, six of them in first place. The positive feedback that we received from the judges about our competitors level of skating was testament to the dedication of our children and the excellent work of our coaches Catherine and Clémence Chamel.
Evie Pope in 2 B Dames
Isaac Vincent in 2DG
Sacha Bozon in 5 Dames
Meije Herry in 8 Avenir Dames
Molly Voyer in Novice N2
Fuka Nakamura in 8 Novice F
Corentine in 8 Novice F
Olivia Svensson in 7 Avenir Dames
Capucine Mesnil in 8 Avenir Dames
Lomée Ravanel Perisse in 8 Junior Dames
Eva Birtle in 1D Dames
Mélusine Gavache in 2D femmes
Anne Marie Wilson in 7 Minimes Dames
Maëlle Lacassagne Vanel in 7 Minimes Dames
Lucie Pretat in 1D
On Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December the Chamonix ice rink will see the region’s skating hopefuls take part in the Coupe de Chamonix, a regional competition organised by our club.
This annual event is free to the public. This year the Coupe de Chamonix plays host to about 140 skaters from all over France as well as from Italy. For some skaters this renowned competition will be their first ever experience of competing on ice. For others it forms part of a year round competition circuit.
Our club’s skaters are looking forward to showing off their work to their home crowd. Twenty figure skaters from Chamonix will take to the ice, flying the flag for our town and sharing their passion for this beautiful sport. Amongst their number are our national level skaters as well as our youngest skater who is not even 8 years old.
As well as rewarding individuals this competition will also award a trophy to the club with the best results. Please come along to support and encourage our team. Entry is free and the event starts at 8.30 am each day.
This season’s first Tournoi Fédéral took place this weekend in Roanne. There was a very high level of skating and our nine skaters acquitted themselves well. For some of them it was their first competition of the year, giving them an opportunity to showcase their new routines.
F1 Avenir Meije HERRY – 5th
F1 Novice Fuka NAKAMURA – 10th. Corentine MESNIL – 14th
F2 Avenir Capucine MESNIL – 10th, Olivia SVENSSON – 18th
F2 Minimes Anne-Marie WILSON – 7th, Lucia ZILIOTTO – 13th, Maëlle LACASSAGNE VANEL – 15th
N2 Novices Molly VOYER – 1st.
Congratulations also go to Capucine MESNIL who passed her Préparatoire medal during the competition, which will allow her to compete in a higher division.
Our next competition will be in Besançon this weekend.