The Trail Skating Club (TSC) recognized its coaches, volunteers, and skaters as it wrapped up its season with a friend and family fun skate Thursday, followed by hot dogs and treats to further reward the hard work of the young skaters.
About 20 skaters, aged three to 10, enjoyed the CanSkate program taught by head coach Sabrina Hinson.
Hinson brought enthusiasm, experience, and dedication to the rink, as the Trail club is just one of four clubs she coaches in the area.
“She puts a lot of effort and time into planning and delivers not only a learning program but also a fun environment for your children,” said TSC president Allana Ferro at the presentation.
Hinson had lots of help from Andrea Poznikoff a former competitive skater turned coach who was a great asset in incorporating the new Can Skate program.
Skate Canada introduced the revamped program last summer to help young skaters develop and improve faster while maintaining the fun elements and challenges to suit all levels and ages.
The coaches presented certificates and participation ribbons to its skaters including a few special awards.
Rohan Fossey was selected as the Can Skater of the Year Award for excellence on the ice as well as his commitment, determination, and perpetually positive attitude.
Skaters Nemi Okonkwo and Zoe de Pellegrin were also honoured with the Spirit Award, going to the Can Skaters who demonstrate the qualities that embody the “Spirit of Champions,” commitment, determination, discipline, and physical fitness.
The skating club hopes to see all the skaters back next year and invites all youngsters to join its program when it resumes in October.
The club will also hold its AGM on Apr. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Trail Skating Club room at the Trail Memorial Centre.