Moray Skating Club glides past 100 medal wins in national competitions
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MEMBERS of Moray Figure Skating Club and Academy have helped the club glide past 100 medal wins in national competitions.
The current team of skaters has now amassed 43 golds, 36 silvers and 24 bronzes.
At the Young Stars event in Sheffield recently, Dan Crowley won gold in the level three event.
At the British Ice Skating National Open, also in Sheffield, his brother Zack won gold in the basic novice event with an impressive 28 points, while David Anderson also won gold in the level three competition. Both skaters performed an impressive array of double jumps. Louise McMann and Abby Macleman gave great performances in their sections.
More recently, the team scooped medals in the national Skate Edinburgh event. In her national debut, Layla Hill hit gold in the beginner ladies competition in a large field of 22 skaters with an impressive score of 17.75. Teammate Chloe Sutherland was just behind, scooping silver and also competing nationally for the first time. In the same competition, Emily Wright just missed out on bronze.
Charlotte Wright just missed out on a medal in the Junior Ladies Short Programme competition but then won silver in the Junior Ladies Free Skating, landing two double lutzes and an impressive double-double-double combination jump. Charlotte was selected to represent GB in Italy after an impressive showing at the British championships.
Mhairi Manson won bronze in her event amongst a field of 20 skaters, while Louise McMann narrowly missed out on a medal position in the basic novice competition against 21 other skaters. Miley Buchan also came within a whisker of a medal, placing fourth out of 20 skaters. Her high score has now qualified her to compete at basic novice level.
The award-winning youngsters train several times per week with international coaches Sue Summers-Farrell and Graeme Summers-Campbell.
Graeme said: "We are thrilled we've had even more medal wins to take our skaters' medal haul to over 100.
"These youngsters are amazing and train so hard week in, week out. Their success is so well deserved."