Rossland to host West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Competition next week

By Contributor
January 9th, 2014

It’s time for the Rossland Figure Skating Club to sharpen their skates in time to host the West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Competition this January 17 to 19th. With this being one of the prime times to visit Rossland, it’s sure to attract visitors from the Kootenays and beyond. Over 100 skaters are expected to attend this competition, with 198 entries registered in many different disciplines throughout the weekend.

Clubs and coaches will be represented from as close to home as Rossland, Beaver Valley, Castlegar, Nelson, and Grand Forks. Those that are venturing from afar will be North Star (Kimberley), Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Columbia Valley, Revelstoke, Armstrong / Enderby and Summerland areas. All of these clubs will join together in the winter wonderland of Rossland to cheer on their fellow skaters.

The RFSC has been organizing and working hard to bring this event to together. The event is open to the public, so please come out and enjoy the grace and beauty that will be on display on the ice over the 3 days.  Entry level is between Star 1 through Juvenile free skate. Ages vary as do the skating ability. Friday is a High test day, where skaters will be judges by officials on their ability to perform many different levels of dance and skills; this will run from 10:30 am to 5:30pm. Saturday and Sunday will include events such as Elements, creative Free Skate Solos, technical Interpretive programs and much more.

The RFSC would like to thank  Hosting BC, the Province of BC and Via Sport , without their grant funding, it would not be possible to host such a big event.

“Hosting BC grant funding was received from the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by Via Sport British Columbia.”

“Hosting sport events brings people together, attracts visitors, promotes sport and generates revenue – if you’ve ever taken part in or volunteered at a sporting event anywhere in B.C., then you know something about how great sport hosting can be for a community. Hosting BC is an excellent program that helps make it all happen by funding sporting events throughout the province and we’re proud to support it.” Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

“The Hosting BC grant program helps bring sporting events to a broader range of communities across the province, inspiring the development of local athletes, providing economic benefits for the host community and increasing sport participation overall. Hosting BC grant recipients have the ability to make lasting impacts in their home communities and we’re pleased to help foster their success.”Cathy Priestner Allinger, CEO, Via Sport

If you are a business and would like to donate to our gift raffles, or contribute in any other way, more information can be obtained by contacting the Competition Chair Teri Mack at 362.7340 or email terimack@live.ca.

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