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Awards for roller skaters

PUBLISHED: 10:18 10 September 2009 | UPDATED: 09:56 13 July 2010

FOURTEEN skaters from Stalham Artistic Roller Skating Club skated towards various Federation of Artistic Roller Skating awards.

The skaters, who are trained by coaches Martin and Kerry-Asta Pickering and aged from eight through to adults, were closely watched by FARS judges Ron and Mollie Caton who marked them on basic skating ability, dance and free skating.

FOURTEEN skaters from Stalham Artistic Roller Skating Club skated towards various Federation of Artistic Roller Skating awards.

The skaters, who are trained by coaches Martin and Kerry-Asta Pickering and aged from eight through to adults, were closely watched by FARS judges Ron and Mollie Caton who marked them on basic skating ability, dance and free skating.

A surprise visit was made by former FARS British champion and friend of the club, Corrina Haylett.

Sophie Allen: Grade 6, grade 7 free, grade 7 and 8 dance; Grace Dale: Grade 6, grade 7 free, grade 7 dance; Anna Delahay: Grade 6; Andrew Ford: Grade 8 dance; Toni Lowe: Grade 6, grade 7 free; Ian Moir: Grade 6, grades 7 and 8 free, grade 7 dance; Shakira Nichols: Grade 6, grade 7 free, grades 7 and 8 dance; Daisy Robinson: Grades 8 and 9 free; Ruby Robinson: Grade 6; Celena Woods: Grade 6, grade 7 free, grades 7 and 8 dance; Emily Woods: Grade 6, grades 7, 8 and 9 free, grades 8 and 9 dance.

As well as the dance and free grades tests, three skaters took tests for dance medals. These tests are taken after all the grade tests have been completed and allow the skater to progress further in competitions. This is when the going starts to get extremely tough.

Sarah Ford: Elementary and Preliminary; Shannon Hudson: Inter-Bronze and Bronze; Sarah Mockford: Elementary.

Martin and Kerry congratulated the skaters on their awards and thanked FARS representatives Ron and Mollie Caton for judging the event and Corrina Haylett for providing expert advice and moral support.

Regular dance, grades and fun sessions are held in the main sports hall which can be found via the main reception at the Marina Centre, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth.

Anybody wishing to learn to skate should contact Martin Pickering on (01493) 655552.


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