CARSC 2nd Anniversary Fun Skate Party and Training Weekend
We had a very busy weekend from Friday 2nd August to Sunday 4th August! CARSC turned 2years old on Friday 2nd August and we held a fun skate party at the Paradise Centre 10am-midday. Lots of skaters attended including some of our improver skaters who first came to us two years ago and have been skating with us ever since. During the morning we played games, held a raffle, improver skaters showed off their skills in a demo session and we even had a very special guest! Mayor of Ely Cllr Mike Rouse visited us and really enjoyed seeing what we were doing for the community in Ely and how far we have come since starting the club up two years ago. Thank you to everyone who came along and that have supported us since we opened. Without your support we wouldn't be where we are now.
Following the fun skate party we had an evening or garden games in the sun and an awards ceremony at Ely Rugby Club for our improver skaters. Another fun evening for all with skaters coming along with their families for some outdoor fun including a big game of rounders. Our improver skaters have been with us pretty much ever since we set up the club so we thought it was a great way to reward them with a fun evening and award certain skaters with awards for their achievements. The following skaters won awards:
Most consistent hard worker - Megan Newman
Best performer - Courtney Coles
Most improved skater - Ashleigh-Rose Ingram
Being the most brave - Darcie Crawford
Most determined - Darcie Flack
Most focused on her goals - Rose Langford
We also presented all our Coaches in Training with a certificate for all their hard work in helping us to coach the next generation of CARSC skaters.
Thank you to all our skaters for your hard work over the past two years. We have really seen so much improvement in everyone and cant wait to continue to work hard with all of you aiming for the next competitions. A big thank you to all the parents and family members who came to the evening at the Rugby Club. Without your support for your children and us as a club, we really wouldn't be where we are now.
The following day improver skaters attended our first ever CARSC training weekend held at Ely Paradise Centre on Saturday 3rd August and Littleport Leisure Centre on Sunday 4th August. On the Saturday we had Chris Fox, retired 16-time British champion and current figures and free coaching officer for FARS and Helen Honey, retired world class free skater with years of experience and a nutrition and fitness expert. Both Chris and Helen took groups of skaters throughout the day and worked through exercises in free skating compromising of jumps and spins. We also had sessions by Zoe King on anti bullying and sports psychology and a session on nutrition.
Everyone worked so hard on the day and we thank everyone who came along and especially Chris Fox and Helen Honey for their work throughout the day. We also thank Head Coach Zoe King for her input on anti bullying and sports psychology and for organising the weekend event for everyone.
On Sunday 4th August we all attended Littleport Leisure centre for our final training day with Emily Woods, current senior ladies' solo and couples dance British champion. Emily has a wealth of knowledge in ROLLART with extensive international competing and training experience. The day compromised of a group basic ballet session including posture, arm movements, body positioning and performance. We then put our skates on and spent the rest of the day working on dance exercises, turns, performance on the floor and compulsory dances towards the end of the day. Another great session with Emily who has such passion for the sport and a wealth of knowledge which she can pass onto our skaters. All our skaters really enjoyed the day and whole weekend. Below are some pictures from across the weekend:
2nd Anniversary Fun skate party
CARSC Family Awards Evening
CARSC Training Weekend
2019 Competition News
Competition season for 2019 has come to and end. Congratulations to all our skaters that have competed in competitions in 2019. You have all proudly represented our club and we look forward to the new competition season next year.
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