La Coupe de Chamonix - Results
The sun came out this weekend over Mont Blanc for the Coupe de Chamonix; and as the rays warmed the valley below, so the competition heated up in the ice rink. This year our club was represented by 24 skaters who took part in this regional competition alongside 175 skaters from across France and Switzerland.
Well done to you all. You can be proud of yourselves, your richly deserved podium places and your well executed performances.
The podiums went to:
Anne-Marie Wilson - category 8 Minimes R1F
Sophie Lewis – category 4F
Corentine Mesnil – category 9 Minime F
Evie Pope - category 2AF
Lily Prach - category 8 Minimes R1F
Penny Blanchard – category 2AF
Sacha Bozon - category 8 Minimes R1F
Emi Chalançon – category 4F
Melusiné Gavache - category 1AF
Maude Milon - category 6F
Margaux Jacquemot - category 2BF
Lucia Ziliotto – category 5F
Pauline Jacquemot – category 2AF
Julia Bozon – category 2AF
Thank you to the Communauté des Communes, the Chamonix Mairie, the Club des Sports, our committee, the staff at the rink; as well as to all the parents who volunteered over the weekend and to the skaters and their coaches.
A further thank you to the technical panel without whom this competition could not have taken place. Finally thank you to all of those who generously donated raffle prizes. The winners and all the skaters all left the competition very happy.
This weekend (16th and 17th March) our club will host the renowned Coupe de Chamonix, a regional figure skating competition that will attract more than 175 skaters from across France and Switzerland.
Our Chamonix skaters will be delighted to be able to perform before their home crowd. 24 members of the club will take to the ice to share their passion and to skate to the max. For some of them this will be their first ever competition experience, be they one of our youngest skaters or one of our adults
This event rewards the clubs as well as the individual skaters, with a trophy for the club with the best results. Please do come along to encourage our skaters. Entry is free for every one.
Ten of our skaters will be in Roanne this weekend at the Selection for the France Clubs South East and for the Ligue Auvergne Rhône Alpes championship. This competition is different in that our skaters will compete as a team rather than individuals. The challenge for our competitors is to gain a place at this year’s French Clubs Championship.
Good luck to all our skaters - Meije Herry, Maelle Lacassagne Vanel, Capucine Mesnil, Corentine Mesnil, Fuka Nakamura, Lily Prach, Lomée Ravanel Perisse, Olivia Svensson, Molly Voyer and Anne-Marie Wilson.
It is with immense pride that we announce the selection of two of our competition skaters to the National Critérium and French Championships. Molly Voyer has qualified for the final of the Critérium National which will take place in Charleville-Mézières over the weekend of the 13th and 14th April, whilst Meije Herry has been selected for the French national championships on the 30th and 31st of March in Valence. Well done girls!
Their selection is the result of their excellent rankings during their different Tournoi de France competitions. They will compete in the two finals which bring together the very best of French skaters from across their respective categories.
This is the first time in ten years that our club has succeeded in achieving places at this high level of competition. This progress is due of course to the skaters’ hard work, but also to our club’s determination to enable our members to progress to the highest possible level as well as to the combined work of our two trainers, Catherine and Clémence Chamel.
Delivering the best quality of coaching for all our members in addition to specific goal-oriented training sessions for our high level athletes – this is our goal.
Well done again to Molly and Meije, and to our two trainers Catherine and Clémence. Good luck for the next big event! We are with you all the way!
This weekend in Lyon our club’s two synchronised skating teams took part in the Coupe Confluence. The Perce Neige and Cosmiques began their season with the second qualifying round of the French championships on Saturday 9th February. In their first competition of the season our adults took first place and our Perce Neige team came 9thin their Mixed Age category.
“We are really proud of how both our teams have progressed in this new discipline.” say Catherine and Clémence Chamel, the club’s coaches. “Their behaviour was exceptional and I’d like to congratulate them on their hard work and great team spirit. Each year they rise to the challenge, despite finding themselves competing against teams that specialise in this discipline. Well done to you all.”