Spectrum Roller Skaters success at Nationals!

Saturday, 1st December, 2018 at 1:44 pm

By Gillian

Spectrum Roller Skating Club travelled to Kettering last weekend, representing the North East and came home with a haul of medals. The team endured 9 hours of travel and 28 hours competing in the prestigious National event.

“It is the first time the team have competed at the National Winter Solo Dance Competition and we were going to gain experience and to learn from top skaters. We are overwhelmed to be coming home with 7 medals …and even a trophy!” explained coach Tracy Stevens. “The team put in maximum effort and support each other so we have developed a fantastic ethos. I am very proud of their improvements, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine we would be returning home with 7 medals!”

Nicola Stevens was the first Spectrum skater to be on the podium gaining 2nd place out of 10 skaters. After 14 hours of skating late on Saturday evening the team quartet skated an excellent routine titled ‘The Race’ and gained 3rd place. The youngest of the Spectrum squad, Jazzmyn Loring, skated a superb routine to Lord of the Dance and out of 14 tots was placed 1st – an amazing achievement! Finally Niamh Dawson gained a 3rd place out of 16 skaters for her routine to Spice Girls.

“Spectrum Roller Skating Club were competing against tough competition from around the country. Some clubs specialise only in the dance aspect of roller skating whereas Spectrum takes part in all disciplines. I am very proud of the skaters and excited for the future. ”

The club train at Shildon Sunnydale Leisure Centre and beginner lessons are currently full. You can add your name to a waiting list by contacting us through facebook or ringing Tracy Stevens 07891 461958.

Results

Solo Dance
7th Jazzmyn Loring Tots
5th Tracy Stevens Classics
13th Andrea Vasey Classics
14th Jo Loring Classics
7th Niamh Dawson Non Medallist
19th Aysha Toms Non Medallist
2nd Nicola Stevens Non Medallist
5th Joseph Kearney Non Medallist

Quartet
3rd Nicola Stevens, Joseph Kearney, Aysha Toms & Niamh Dawson

Couples
10th Nicola Stevens & Joseph Kearney

Duo Dance
15th Jazzmyn Loring & Niamh Dawson

Freedance
1st Jazzmyn Loring Tots
3rd Niamh Dawson Non Medallist
15th Aysha Toms Non Medallist
9th Joseph Kearney Non Medallist
10th Nicola Stevens Non Medallist