Local Ice Skating Club takes First Place in 9-Month Skills Competition Series
- Lapeer Skating Club became state champions Nov. 2 -
LAPEER – Lapeer Skating Club, one of the area’s most dynamic ice skating clubs, announced it received first place at the Michigan Basic Skills Series finale. The award ceremony took place Saturday, Nov. 2 at the final competition of the season at Midland Civic Arena. Lapeer Skating Club was presented the award for having the most points of any club in the state. Several of the skaters from the Lapeer club also received awards for their individual achievements.
This season, 16 stand-alone events were offered February thru November. 59 clubs within the tri-state area participated in the competition series. Medals are awarded at each competition, and accumulate towards a season-long series medal. All skaters participating in any Series competition are eligible, based on performance. Season medals are awarded in each discipline and at each eligible level. At the ceremony, season medalists, first thru third places, get on-ice red-carpet treatment with medals and flowers, presented at the podium. Club members and learn to skate students look forward to these skill competitions.
“Earning first place in the Michigan series is a strong example of our skaters’ and coaches’ dedication to excellence,” said Meagan Bridget Shafto, Lapeer Skating Club’s President, adding that the club is eager to begin planning for their annual ice show. “Our skaters work hard all season and then get to demonstrate their skills and have fun with their friends.”
Lapeer Skating Club trains out of Polar Palace Arena Complex in Lapeer, Mich. and is home to more than 40 competitive skaters of basic through advanced skating levels. Within its first official year with U.S. Figure Skating, the club has focused on strong skater technical skill development, fun skating-related activities and community involvement.
Learn to Skate classes for both hockey and figure skating are offered by Lapeer Skating Club on Mondays from 5:20 – 6:20 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 – 10 a.m. Each skater receives fun, challenging and individual attention while learning ice skating fundamentals and advanced skills. The professional staff of coaches are all members of the Professional Skaters Association, certified through U.S. Figure Skating, pass an annual background check and attend national skating seminars each year.
Lapeer Skating Club is an umbrella entity managing the Learn to Skate program at Polar Palace.
For any additional information, contact Skating Director and Club President Meagan Shafto at 248-535-1122 or visit LapeerSkatingClub.com. To learn more about Michigan Basic Skills Series visit www.sk8stuff.com.
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