The elementary snow crystals—all eight of them—took home gold for their spunky synchronized group routine.

Young Aldergrove synchro skaters go for the gold

The Elementary snow crystals—all eight of them—took home gold for their spunky group routine.

The Aldergrove Skating Club hosted their second synchronized skating competition, the West Coast Challenge Synchro and Adult Competition, at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre on February 9.

Child skaters, youth and adults from cities around the province gathered to compete for gold and cap off the skating season.

Four Aldergrove teams competed: the snowflakes in the Beginner category, the Elementary snow crystals, the Pre-Novice black ice and the Adult 2 ice spirits.

“Many skated their personal bests,” said Colleen Laferriere, the head coach of the the skating club whose taught over 40 seasons of the sport to skaters of all ages.

The Elementary snow crystals—all eight of them—took home gold for their spunky synchronized routine.

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Subsequently, the Aldergrove snowflakes brought home silver and both the Pre-Novice Aldergrove black ice and the Adult 2 ice spirits were awarded silver medals.

The next event for the Aldergrove Skating Club is the annual Pop Concert. It will be held on Friday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre.

Tickets cost $10.00 and will be available to purchase at the arena during skating times.

Spring skating registration is also open for those considering classes.

Registration is due by March 15, with three ways to return the necessary paperwork: by mail, in-person or over email with registrar@aldergroveskatingclub.com

For more information about the club you can visit their website at www.aldergroveskatingclub.com or call at 604-857-1696.

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