Here’s Terrace Skating Club program directors Jesse Thandi and Katherine Peters with new coach Jorden Hendry at “Come Skate with Us” on Oct. 3 at the Terrace Sportsplex. The event was a chance for the public to try out figure skating with coaches on hand to help out.

Skaters back on the ice

The Terrace Skating Club is back in full swing, following a busy late-Summer session that got the club off on the right foot

The Terrace Skating Club is back in full swing, following a busy late-Summer session that got the club off on the right foot.

It was an early start for the club this year, with summer skating school in August providing a major jump start for the skaters who saw plenty of dedicated ice and lesson time. In September, the club offered Pre-Power – an introduction to power skating for hockey and ringette players to improve their basic skating skills – and the Pre-Junior program, which bridges Can Skate and figure skating, got up and running.

And there are some new – and familiar – faces on the coaching side this year.

“(We’re) proud to introduce our new coaches, Jorden Hendry and Shannon Benmore,” said Elaine Sanchez of the Terrace Skating Club. “Both ladies are welcomed additions to the coaching team.”

Hendry has been a member of the club since she was five-years-old and is still actively skating as well as starting her coaching career.

Benmore began skating in Ontario, where she is originally from, and has been in Terrace for more than 10 years as a school teacher. She wanted to get back into the sport and became certified recently to coach.

“We are also happy to have one of our former competitive skaters Jacqueline Lenuik who is still actively skating as our off-ice instructor for our figure skaters. Her sport specific knowledge is a huge asset to the athletes,” she said.

The first club-sponsored event was last week on Oct. 3. Come Skate With Us saw skaters of all levels take to the ice with coaches to give the sport of figure skating a try.

The club’s first test day is in November, and skaters are already thinking about the annual Kla How Ya competition in Kitimat that this year is happening over the final weekend in November.


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