Recent History – 2002
By Rick Davison, Daily News Staff
There was no shortage of local figure skaters placing in the top ranks of the regional championships for the Cariboo North-Central Region.
The competition, just over a week ago in Quesnel, saw no fewer than 24 top three placings by the members of the Dawson Creek club who attended the event.
It was a result that pleased the Mile Zero Figure Skating ClubÕs head coach Marilyn Kreuzinger.
“The kids all skated really well and there were lots of medals. A lot of kids won their events. We did fine and I was very pleased, overall,” said Kreuzinger.
The championships was for skaters in the CNCR area, a vast area that has its boundaries at the outermost communities of Fort Nelson, Prince Rupert, 100 Mile House and, of course Dawson Creek.
There is not another competition for the winners of the regional competition to move on to, but there are still lots of other events for the local skaters to take part in before the season-ending carnival in late March or early April.
The Northern B.C. Winter Games, held this year in Smithers, take place at the end of this month and the beginning of February. Dawson Creek will be sending some skaters to that northern competition. After that the club will be involved in the Totem competition, an event for skaters from northeastern B.C. and northwestern Alberta.
The figure skating club will also be sending its synchronized skating teams to Edmonton for the Western Divisionals in late February. The top six teams in the junior and novice categories move on to the nationals in Quebec. The synchro teams also skated at the recent Quesnel competition and, in order to prepare them for the divisionals next month,were marked by the judges. Kreuzinger said that, judging by the marks, the local teams are on the right track.