Lloydminster Border Edges have best season

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March 16, 2017 12:00 AM

BEST EVER The Lloydminster Border Edges Adult Synchronized skating team pose with their medals. SUBMITTED LLS PHOTO

The Lloydminster Border Edges Adult Synchronized skating team has ended their season with their best scores ever. 
The team competed in Regina March 10 at the Living Skies Invitational Synchronized skating competition and placed second in the Adult 2 category. 
The Lloydminster team competed against other western Canadian teams from Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Edmonton and Regina.
This year’s team has 12 ladies who dedicate many hours per week to on and off ice practices.
Synchronized skating encompasses all aspects of figure skating, dance, free skate and skills are combined to create a synchronized skating program.
The skaters must complete the edges, turns, and steps while being attached to, or skating within, a close proximity to other skaters. 
This team is in its fourth season, adding and subtracting new members each year.
But this year was the year we really got to shine.
An amazing program put together by our coach, Ashley Daley, really allowed us to show our strengths.
“As a coach, you do your best to guide, instruct and inspire your skaters to continually do their best,” she said.
“This season I am astounded by how this team has persevered through multiple different situations, and yet has still come through with a smile on their faces.”
Daley noted Border Edges hasn’t medalled as a team in four years, so this is a huge accomplishment.
“They came out with a season’s best score and they placed second ahead of the third place team by four points,” she said.
“I thought to myself, ‘Wow, this program has come a long way from the beginning of the season.’
“Their passion and dedication truly was evident in their performances.”
The ladies perform at many regional skating carnivals throughout the year and will finish the season with one last skate at the Lloydminster Skating Clubs carnival on March 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Centennial Civic Centre.

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