Private Members’ Statement: Prairie Regional Synchronized Skating Championships
Hon. Ralph Eichler (Minister of Agriculture): With the commencement of much anticipated 2018 Winter Olympics only days before, synchronized skating set the town of Stonewall on fire as skaters converged on veterans memorial skating complex.
Hundreds of ice skaters competed on February 10th and 11th for the 2018 Prairie Regional Synchronized Skating Championships. The Stonewall Skating Club hosted this two-day competition where performers from the ages of five to 56 had a chance to showcase their skating skills to qualified judges.
The event involved skaters from other provinces, providing them with the opportunity to qualify for Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in several categories, including novice, intermediate, open, junior and senior.
Top teams of each of these categories in every region had the possibility of advancing to the national competition which took place from February 23rd to the 25th in Oshawa.
As with all championship events, a huge volunteer commitment prior to the event was–especially during the event is required. Stonewall was proud to be hosting such an event and showcasing our first-class facility.
Madam Speaker, please allow me to recognize the many volunteers, organizers, participants who have joined us in the gallery today. Who knows, one day these skaters may someday go on to realize their dreams of competing in the Winter Olympics!
Thank you, Madam Speaker.
March 12, 2018