Friday, April 23, 2010

McCall trip a sunny showcase for SVFSC

14 figure skaters have “Skate-By-The-Lake”

Having fun at McCall are SVFSC contestants, front row, from left, Travis Flynt, Emma Dorinson, Grace Hoffmann, Isabella Bourret, Peyton Post, Sage Curtis, Katie Peters, Jordan Sachs; and back row from left (upper row with no feet touching the ground) Blake Letourneau, Claire Stickney, Lane Letourneau, Tatum Fuller, Karsyn Gerringa, Noelle Weaver and Aurora Wilkinson. Photo by Robin Sias

A sunny Saturday greeted 14 Sun Valley Figure Skating Club youngsters who attended McCall's "Skate-By-The-Lake" competition Friday, April 16.

Basic Skills and Pre-Preliminary skaters from four Idaho and Washington figure skating clubs met to test their skills in Freeskate, Compulsory, Showcase and Artistic skating events.

McCall offered a perfect opportunity for skaters to test new programs and gain more competitive experience in a fun, friendly environment.

All SVFSC skaters won medals. They earned 18 golds, 10 silvers and seven bronzes. Travis Flynt won four golds. Aurora Wilkinson and Karsyn Gerringa won three apiece.

Tatum Fuller returned with two golds. Single gold medalists included Lane Letourneau, Blake Letourneau, Noelle Weaver, Katie Peters, Sage Curtis and Peyton Post.

Capturing silvers were Flynt (2) Isabella Bourret, Lane Letourneau (2), Blake Letourneau, Peters, Claire Stickney, Emma Dorinson, Curtis and Post.

Bourret, Lane Letourneau, Blake Letourneau, Peters, Stickney, Dorinson and Jordan Sachs also won bronze medals.

The McCall Figure Skating Club hosted a USFS test session following the competition.

Grace Hoffman passed three Ice Dance tests, completing the Pre-Bronze Dance test level.

These Sun Valley skaters passed USFS Moves in the Field tests: Isabella Bourret passed Pre Juvenile Moves; Blake Letourneau, Noelle Weaver and Karsyn Gerringa passed Preliminary Moves; and Tatum Fuller and Emma Dorinson passed Pre Preliminary Moves.

SVFSC skaters were accompanied by coach Darlin Baker, except for Grace Hoffman and Noelle Weaver who were accompanied by coach Elena Dostatni.


Travis Flynt: 2—Freeskate Group B; 1—Artistic; 1—Showcase; 1—Spins; 1—Jumps.

Isabella Bourret: 3—Freeskate Group A; 2—Artistic.

Non Test

Blake Letourneau: 3—Freeskate; 1—Artistic; 2—Showcase.

Lane Letourneau: 4—Freeskate; 2—Artistic; 3—Showcase; 1—Spins; 2—Jumps.

Freeskate 6

Noelle Weaver: 1—Freeskate.

Freeskate 5

Katie Peters: 3—Freeskate; 1—Artistic; 2—Showcase.

Claire Stickney: 5—Freeskate; 2—Artistic; 3—Showcase.

Freeskate 3

Aurora Wilkinson: 1—Freeskate; 1—Artistic; 1—Showcase.

Freeskate 2

Karsyn Gerringa: 1—Freeskate; 1—Artistic; 1—Showcase.

Basic 8

Tatum Fuller: 1—Freeskate; 1—Artistic. 

Emma Dorinson: 3—Freeskate; 2—Artistic.

Basic 6

Jordan Sachs: 3—Freeskate.

Basic 4

Sage Curtis: 2—Freeskate; 1—Artistic.

Basic 3

Peyton Post: 2—Freeskate; 1—Artistic .

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