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Brothers bring home skating gold for Moray

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TWO brothers have become the golden boys of Moray Figure Skating Club after winning at a major international event in London.

Moray Figure Skating Club’s London competitors show their medals to coaches Graeme Summers and Sue Summers-Farrell.
Moray Figure Skating Club’s London competitors show their medals to coaches Graeme Summers and Sue Summers-Farrell.

Zack and Dan Crowley took gold at the Skate Southern event, while four other club members won medals for their efforts in the capital.

Dan took top spot in the beginner men category, followed by Zack also taking gold in the level 1 competition.

Team-mate Anna Reid won silver in a field of 15 skaters in the level 1
ladies competition and Abby Macleman also took silver against 24 other skaters in the beginner ladies 11 years and over event.

Emily Lawson from Lossiemouth won bronze in the basic novice ladies section whilst Buckie’s Miley Buchan won her first national medal with bronze against 14 other skaters in the beginner ladies eight years and under competition.

Fern Smith from Lossiemouth narrowly missed out on a medal in her competition and strong performances were also given by Emma Marandola, Ellyn Smith and Ellis Cockburn.

“Moray Figure Skating Club have had fantastic results, winning medals both in London and at major national events all over the UK,” said a club spokesperson.

“Moray certainly punches well above its weight on the national stage and we’re also always on the look out for new members wanting to learn to skate, whether they’re looking towards competing or just wanting to skate for fun. We provide for recreational and fun skating as well as the competitive side.”

Brother and sister Graeme Summers and Sue Summers-Farrell train the skaters at Moray Leisure Centre, providing tuition for all ages and abilities.

The club has developed future Scottish champions, members of the GB team, international medallists and sportMoray and sportScotland award-winners, with members ages ranging from two years to older adults, with many families skating on the ice together practicing their skating skills.

Learn-to-skate classes are held every Saturday at Moray Leisure Centre with the first lesson free.

Tuition is provided by championship-level coaches and award-winning skaters.

Call 07771 576252, or visit the club’s website and Facebook pages for more information.

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