2015 Season In Review (so far!)

Posted: Feb 25, 2015

At the start of the 2015 season Gold Ice skaters were excited about accomplishing big goals. It’s been a whirlwind so far, and the challenge of new categories and stiff competition stood no match for our hard working skaters. The 2014-2015 season has been one of the most successful seasons in Gold Ice History, and it’s not even over yet!

Gold Ice Beginner 2 now has two competitions under their belt and two medals to add to their collection. This team, consisting of 6 veterans and 11 brand new Gold Ice skaters has continued to amaze the coaching staff with their ability to perform under pressure. These little cheetahs are excited to tackle their final competition – March Mania in Innisfil March 7th – 8th.

2014 Bill Phillips Memorial – 2nd
2015 Lloyd Olgilvie Memorial – 1st

The Elementary team were faced with a big challenge this year, moving up from the Beginner 2 category last season, learning new elements and perfecting more difficult skills. ┬áDetermined, these girls set a season goal of improving their score with each skate. They have done just that, and surprised even themselves by winning the silver medal out of 12 teams at the 2015 Lloyd Olgilve Competition – just narrowly missing out on the gold by .07 points! We can’t see what these Barbie Girls have up their sleeves for their last competition this season in Innisfil!

2014 Bill Phillips Memorial – 8th
2015 Skate Canada Regional Ontario Championships – 3rd
2015 Lloyd Olgilvie Memorial – 2nd

At the start of the 2015 season, the Gold Ice Juvenile team knew it would be a “building year” but the skaters had other plans. This team, comprised mainly of Elementary and Beginner 2 skaters from the 2013-2014 season, quickly displayed that they were willing to work harder than they ever had before to show they belonged in this highly competitive category. They were rewarded with a surprise (albeit not to the skaters) gold medal at Bill Phillips Invitational. This was followed up by a silver medal at Winterfest despite being up against 6 strong teams from Quebec and 7 teams from Ontario. Finding early success only motivated the team to work harder. Setting their sights on the top spot on the podium at the 2015 Ontario Regional Championships, Gold Ice Juvenile overcame a disastrous first skate to win in convincing fashion with a seasons best total score of 38.72. Gold Ice Juvenile will close out their season at March Mania.

2014 Bill Phillips Memorial – 1st
2015 Winterfest – 2nd
2015 Ontario Regional Synchronized Skating Championships – 1st

For the first time in the team’s history, Gold Ice Adult 3 competed in the Bill Phillips Memorial Competition in Stratford and Winterfest in Mississauga. With huge improvements in between these two competitions, these lovely ladies took the bronze medal out of 10 teams at Winterfest. The Adult 3 team will finish out their season at March Mania.

2014 Bill Phillips Memorial – 8th
2015 Winterfest – 3rd
2015 Lloyd Olgilvie Memorial – 4th

After a successful few seasons building and developing, the Gold Ice coaching staff decided it was time to challenge the Novice team with a more mature theme. The growth and development of these skaters is evident with improvements throughout the season. These 18 skaters continued to push themselves at every practice showing their heart and passion for the sport. No surprise, this dedication paid off with a stunning personal best skate at Ontario Regionals that took the crowd on a journey to Paris. Excited and ready, Gold Ice Novice takes off for Quebec City today for the 2015 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.

2014 Bill Phillips Memorial – 3rd
2015 Winterfest – 6th
2015 Synchro Capers – 4th
2015 Ontario Regional Synchronized Skating Championships – 3rd

Finally, the Open team once again set their sights high and have not disappointed. This group of seasoned veterans have been focussed and dedicated all season long, displaying true championship material. They have brought the spirit of Audrey Hepburn to life each and every time they take to the ice. Gold Ice Open heads to Quebec City on Friday to show Canada what they are made of.

2014 Bill Phillips Memorial – 1st
2015 Winterfest – 2nd
2015 Synchro Capers – 2nd
2015 Ontario Regional Synchronized Skating Championships – 2nd

It’s hard to believe we have already reached the final few weeks of the season! Gold Ice would like to thank everyone who has volunteered their time to contribute to the success of the season so far. Looking forward to accomplishing even greater goals to come!