LAKE?PLACID - On Monday, Oct. 1, five out of the eight skaters competing on behalf of local figure skating clubs performed their skating programs in the 1980 rink at the Olympic Center.
This event was in preparation for the North Atlantic Regional Championships, which are being held in Hackensack, N.J., Oct. 5-9. The Championships are the first step in the US Figure Skating qualifying system; those that place well enough in regionals qualify for the sectional championship, after which qualification leads to the US National Championships.
Competing on behalf of the Skating Club of Lake Placid will be Annmary Bouchard, Ciana Cerruti, Elena Gonzalez, Sandra Harper, Aaron Gunderson-Smith and Kendall Wyckoff.
Local figure skaters on their way to the North Atlantic Regional Championships, from left: Gina Fiorile, Ciana Cerruti, Hayden Hartman, Sandra Harper and Kendall Wyckoff.
Photo by Christie Sausa
Representing the Saranac Lake Skating Academy are Gina Fiorile and Hayden Hartman.
For more information on the US Figure Skating qualifying system, visit the US Figure Skating page at www.usfsa.org/Events.asp. For results and video of Regional Championships throughout the country, check out Ice Network at web.icenetwork.com/events/schedule.jsp.