The stars came out to dazzle spectators at the two performances (1:00 and 5:00 p.m.) of the Port Stanley
Skating Club's Let the Stars Shine, the club's 41st annual carnival on Saturday,
April 12, 2014.
Fast paced as the show moved from number to number, the Wings number was
a thoroughly enchanting group performance from some of the club's younger members.
Soloist Coleen Black, who has been figure skating for six years and is coached by
Kim McCaw and Trudy Malloy, glided effortless across the ice, moving with smooth
confidence through her spins and jumps. She is currently working on her Junior Silver
Dances and double jumps, and also skates with the Port Stanley Waves Pre-Novice
Synchronized Skating Team. She is in Grade 7 at St. Anne;s Catholic School in St.
15 year old Erin Freeman, a Grade 9 student at Arthur Voden Secondary School in
St. Thomas, gave a solo interpretive performance to a currently popular song. She
has skated synchro for seven years and is working on her Gold Skills and Senior
Silver Dances. Always a crowd pleaser, the Waves Beginner 1 Synchro Team picked
up the pace following Erin's solo performance.
As Mariah McCaw warmed up on the ice while the announcer introduced her, it was
readily apparent her impressive list of accomplishments was well earned. At 16 years
old she made PSSC history this season by achieving Triple Golds (Dance, Skills and
Freeskate). She currently skates Novice Women's at the Sectional Level. Mariah placed
3rd in the long program and 4th in the short program at the Dennis Silverthorne
Competition. A Grade 10 student at Parkside Collegiate Institute in St Thomas, she
is enrolled in the London Competitive Skating School.
And this was only the first half of the program! The Waves Pre-Novice Synchro Team
closed out the first half of the show and the Waves Elementary 2 Synchro Team fired
up the ice as they opened the second half of the program. Soloists in the second
half included Mikayla Timmermans, Paige Chupka and Lindsey Shivers.
Paige has returned to home ice from the London Competitive Skating School with a
renewed focus on testing her skills and dance. She is looking forward to competing
at the StarSkate level.
Mikayla Timmermans is a 15 year old Grade 10 student at SDCI in Strathroy. She has
achieved her Gold Level in both skills and dance and has been skating synchro for
11 year old Lindsey Shivers is a Grade 6 student at Southwold Public School and
skates with the Port Stanley Waves Elementary Synchro Team. Senior skaters from
the PSSC wound up the show with a peppy, inspiring number set to Moves Like Jagger.
Mick Jagger can only wish he could move like those girls!