The 2015 Oceania Championships was held at Mt Warren stadium in Qld from 6th – 10th April. Over 100 skaters participated in the event. The Australian team was 45 strong with representatives from each state competing in Cadet, Youth, Junior, Senior and Masters grade competing in all disciplines. The team was ably supported by Nigel Foster, Anita Hunt and Brenda Roberts acting as team Management. This year we also welcomed skaters from both China and Japan competing in Dance, Figures and Freeskating.
While Australia was only successful in winning the overall points for the Masters section of the competition there was certainly some outstanding performances by many of our skaters.
Congratulations go to the following Australian Team members who were gold medal winners.
- ·Cassandra Sellars Senior Solo Dance
- ·Sarah Butler Junior and Senior Freeskating
- ·Rory Armfield and Megghann Thomas Youth Dance Couples
- ·Bridie Williams Masters Ladies Figures
- ·Michelle Evans Masters Advanced Ladies Figures
- ·Drew Copeland Cadet Men Figures and Freeskating
- ·Rory Armfield Junior Men Solo Dance
- ·Shane Haylock Masters Solo Dance
However congratulations go to all our skaters who performed to the best of their ability and represented their country with great pride. I would like to acknowledge the work of our judges and calculators, Dr Patricia Wallace, (Referee Aus) Jim Beard(Aus), Karen Aronis (Aus), Kevin Wilkins (Aus), Jane Reason (NZ), Tony Alexander (NZ), (Judges) Chris Clough and Helen Lloyd Jones (calculators) who worked tirelessly throughout the competition. Also thanks go to the many Queensland volunteers who assisted with the music and announcing, marshalling and venue organisation and also to the gift collectors who helped with the medal presentations. Their input helped to make it such a successful event.
Thank you to Auckland Sports Photography for capturing every moment of the Oceania Championships