The Beaver Valley Skating Club handed out its awards last week, with (back row from left) Claire Sibbald, Jillian Leslie, Aiko Kreuzer, Yvonne Gregory, Brenna Paulsen, (front from left) Elizabeth Kennedy, Isabella Louwe, and Mila Iannone earning top honours.

Beaver Valley Skating Club awards

The Beaver Valley Skating Club honoured its dedicated skaters with an awards ceremony

The Beaver Valley Skating Club (BVSC) wrapped up its season with its annual awards ceremony last week.

The BVSC landed another excellent year with numbers growing and success on the ice continuing unabated. Led by team coach Liz Iannone, the BVSC earned the top club at the Kootenay Regional Skating Championships in Creston in February by taking home the Barclay Trophy for the fifth consecutive year. Great performances from all 19 BVSC skaters secured the Barclay, which goes to the club that accumulates the most overall points for the competition. In addition, the team won gold in the Team Spirit Showcase, a new event that judged all skaters levels 1-10 on their routine.

Individually, Taryn Verhelst, Yvonne Gregory, Claire Sibbald, and Brenna Paulsen all returned home as Kootenay champions.

Earlier in the season Paulsen also won gold at the BC/Yukon Super Series.

The BVSC highlighted the year with captivating performances from all skaters at their Dream, Imagine, Believe Ice Show at the Beaver Valley Arena in February.

This year’s Beaver Valley Skating Club award winners are:

CanSkate Champion of the Year – Elizabeth Kennedy.

Junior STARSkater Most Sportsmanlike –as voted by their peers- Isabella Louwe.

Most Improved CANSkater– as voted by their peers- Mila Iannone

Senior STARSkater Most Sportsmanlike– as voted by their peers- Aiko Kreuzer, Jillian Leslie and Claire Sibbald.

Senior STARSkater Most Improved-as voted by their peers- Jillian Leslie

STARSkate Athlete Award – Brenna Paulsen

Program Assistant of the Year – Yvonne Gregory

Gold Feet Awards:

Claire Sibbald – Dance and Skills,

Jillian Leslie – Dance

Taryn Verhelst – Free Skate

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