CARLYLE - The Carlyle Skating Club’s (CSC) year came to a close with their season-ending carnival Sunday, taking place at the Carlyle Sports Arena.
This year’s event was titled Fire & Ice and the costumes and backgrounds reflected this theme throughout the afternoon. The two-hour performance impressed the crowd in attendance with both individual and group skating on display.
The Carlyle Skating Club had 34 skaters register this year in both CanSkate and StarSkate. Athletes from Redvers, Wawota and Arcola also participated in local practices furthering their development and/or ice time.
Charlene Chapman is a member of the figure skating executive which includes Sally Sutter, Katie Mryglod, Roxann Waelchli, Elaine Aldred, Megan Anderson and Kate Mudrewich.
“The club had a great year and I want to thank our coaches for their commitment and dedication. The skaters have really improved since the start of the year. Dawn Brady, Brittany Rowe, Marian Juce, Kati Van Winkoop, Tiana Delalleau and Nolan Mudrewich, your time and effort is greatly appreciated,” said Chapman.
In addition to the 35 individual and group performances, several of the skaters received personal recognition. Ellexah Humphries and Khloe Brady received CSC Canskate Awards, with Shaelan Tripp winning the CSC Outstanding Skater Award. Brynn Chapman won the CSC Starskate Award. Kati Van Winkoop received two awards. She won the CSC Artistry Award and the CSC Program Assistant Award.
Nolan Mudrewich was the master of ceremonies, and each skater was warmly recognized with a brief introduction and skating biography. The audience was also treated to a special skating duet by Mudrewich and partner Brittany Rowe which brought the house down.
“The Carlyle Skating Club has a great group of skaters, parents and coaches,” said Sutter. “Everyone stepped up to make the carnival a success and most importantly of all, the skaters got to showcase the result of their hard work this season. It’s truly enjoyable watching these skaters develop. We would like to thank all the family, friends and businesses who showed their support on Sunday.”