By Danielle McPherson
Last Friday, the Skate Muskoka Club put on a wonderful performance for their annual end-of-year carnival.
From their tinniest skaters to their oldest senior star skaters, members of Skate Muskoka performed a variety of numbers all based on movies and musicals from a variety of classics and modern favourites.
Christine Whyte, head coach of the club said that she couldn’t be prouder of her kids and their performances, adding that the show was as much for the skaters as it was for their families and friends. “We really wanted to celebrate our skaters and their accomplishments this season, and I think that’s exactly what we did with this show,” said Whyte.
Even with the bad weather, the stands in the Bracebridge arena were full of loved ones cheering on the skaters.
Skate Muskoka also had a guest star, Grayson Long, based out of Toronto, Ont., perform two solos during the carnival.
Long is a two-time Junior National Silver Medalist and is a Pre-Novice Champion of Canada.
With this being the first year back in full force after the pandemic, Whyte said she enjoyed taking students to competitions and being able to do test days for skaters. “We’ve been training for the last three seasons not knowing when, where or if we could compete so it was nice to have a full season to set goals and train with that focus in mind.”
Whyte later added that she cannot wait to get back on the ice in the fall and to continue the progress that has been made this season with her skaters.
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