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The Saugeen Shores Skating Club held an end of season carnival, #GottaSkate!, April 13 at the Plex in Port Elgin. Following various routines, the skaters gathered on the ice to wave at the audience with shouts of "Saugeen Shores!"

Hub Staff

Skating fans were treated to a display of numerous and colourful routines from Saugeen Shores Skating Club's (SSSC) PreSTAR, Junior and Senior skaters April 13 as the club held #GottaSkate!, its end of season carnival, at the Plex in Port Elgin.

SSSC Executive Julie Pilger said that it had been several years since the club had performed an end of season show like this but were hoping now to continue producing one every other year.

Pilger said that the skaters had been practising “all new routines” for the last six weeks for the carnival. “They really put the show together fairly quickly,” she said.

Club President Ken Rhyno said that the skating carnival featured a variety of music from the 1950s to modern day and explained that the club's coaches had chosen the music and choreographed the routines with the skaters. “Our club is very lucky to have a talented group of coaches,” he said. “These coaches love the sport and they love our skaters.”

Rhyno also praised the skaters. “They all work very, very hard to achieve the goals that they set through the year and they're very supportive of each other, both on and off the ice,” he said.

With admission by donation, the show featured solo, pair, small group and production numbers. All skaters joined together for a finale performance to a medley of Queen songs, including Somebody to Love, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Bohemian Rhapsody, before coming together on the ice to wave at the audience with shouts of "Saugeen Shores!"

Senior Group Number

Saugeen Shores Skating Club's Senior skaters began the April 13 show at the Plex.

Prestar Group Number

PreSTAR skaters performed a lively routine for the audience at Saugeen Shores Skating Club's end of season carnival at the Plex in Port Elgin.

Junior Solo Amy

From the musical Annie, Junior skater Amy Chin Yut performed her solo to It's a Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow.

Junior Small Group

Dressed the part in jeans and plaid shirts, Junior skaters Eden Cafik, Elisa Atkins and Brook Planz performed to Rednex, Cotton Eye Joe April 13 in Port Elgin.

Senior Solo Jacqueline

Jacqueline Fenton performed the first Senior solo of the afternoon at the Saugeen Shores Skating Club's #GottaSkate! Carnival, performing to Carrie Underwood's Good Girl.

Junior Pair Sophia Aurora

Showing off the large rocks on their fingers for the audience, Sophia Seifried (left) and Aurora Playfair performed their routine to Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend.

Senior Kierra Aura Lyn

Senior skaters Aura-Lyn Inkster (left) and Kierra Rhyno took to the ice performing to Pink's Just Like Fire.

Mixed Pair

Senior skater Alexa Janes (right) and Junior skater Maielle MacRitchie joined forces in a mixed pair routine at Saugeen Shores Skating Club's end of season carnival, #GottaSkate!, April 13 at the Plex.

Junior Solo Jensyn

Like a scene from Arendelle, Junior skater Jensyn Sproat glided onto to the ice to perform her first ever solo to an instrumental version of Let It Go from Disney's Frozen.

Junior Large Group

As per the song title, Saugeen Shores Skating Club's Junior skaters were 'All Stars' as they performed at their end of season carnival April 13.

Senior Pair

Senior pair Aurora Beith (left) and Allie McMeekin performed together at the Plex in Port Elgin April 13.

Junior Solo Karalyn

Junior skater Karalyn Craig showed off her skills in a solo routine.

Abby Hannah Sierra

Abby Pilger, Hannah Weisgerber and Sierra Martin performed their routine to Canadian rock band, The Tragically Hip's Long Time Running.

Senior Solo Maddie

It was back to the '50s as Senior skater Maddie Kerr performed her solo to Rock Around the Clock April 13 at the Plex.

Junior Small Group Simmonds

It was a family affair as sisters Rowen (right) and Rylee Simmonds performed their routine to Meghan Trainor's Mom at the Saugeen Shores Skating Club's end of season carnival, #GottaSkate!, April 13.

Senior Solo Hannah

Senior skater Hannah Meyer leaps high in her solo performance to Dean Lewis' Be Alright.


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