Young skaters in British spotlight

RETROSKATE Artistic Roller Skating Club have just returned from the British Roller Skating Tots/Minis and Espoir Championships held in Peterbourgh.

The club, which took seven skaters in total, had entries in all three age and standard categories competing in figures and free.

Lily Robinson, aged six, smiled her way through the large girls’ tots event, competing in figures receiving 16th place and performed a two-minute programme for the first time, gaining her 14th in free and combined. Lily was the youngest in her category.

Harley Hunt, eight, competed in the tots boys’ event. He laid down good figures and performed a strong programme, winning gold in figures, free and combined.

Harley was the first boy in three years to meet championship level, it was a fantastic achievement for him and his coaches.

Harlee Wicks, five, also competed in the tots boys’ event. He was the youngest skater of the weekend, the first time he had competed in figures and free. Harlee received good marks for his figures for second place.

He performed his free event well, gaining him lots of support from the audience. He received bronze for his two-minute programme, gaining him a silver for combined.

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In the minis girls’ event Dulcie Read and Stella Mavaroudis have both recently passed their elementary tests to enable them to compete in both figures and free.

Both skated well in a very difficult group. Dulcie was placed fourth and Stella fifth in the combined category.

Louisa Mavaroudis, who has also recently passed her elementary test, competed in the free event, performing a lovely programme for 12th.

Daisy Robinson has recently passed her elementary and prelim tests, allowing her to enter the Espoir free event. It was the first time she has competed at this standard and performed a solid performance for 12th.

The coaches and the skaters thanked all other club members who travelled to Peterbourgh to support the young skaters.

If you would like to find out more about the club or the rollerskating venue call 01493 854349 or www.retroskateartistic.net or www.retros