A TEAM of Lilydale-based skaters has rolled their competition in this year’s state titles.
The Lilypads won the precision event at the Victorian Elementary Artistic Skating Championships at Dandenong last month.
The girls are aged from six to 12 had been practising all year at the Victorian Skate Centre in Lilydale.
Rainbow, Sarah, Siennah, Tannah, Ruby, Jessica, and Michelle all live in Yarra Ranges. One of their mothers, Dee Kaylock, said the precision team event was like synchronised swimming.
“They do the same thing at the same time to music they have chosen,” she said.
“They do patterns, tricks and demonstrate different skills.”
Ms Kaylock said this year was the first time the Lilypads competed together in their current form with seven skaters.
They were placed in the previous couple of years.
This year the girls did a routine including manoeuvres where they spun around on one leg and various jumps, spins and turns.
Their routine was choreographed by coach Linda Coleman, an artistic skating national champion.
The club is hosting a Christmas show where the Lilypads and other skaters will perform at the Lilydale rink, 34 Industrial Park Drive, tomorrow (Sunday). Cost $5.
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GET your skates on for Team Skatel’s spectacular Christmas show, Jungle Fever: A Roller Skating Spectacular this week.
Penrith-based artistic roller skating club Team Skatel will be performing the show on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Jungle Fever will feature more than 60 skaters of all ages from the club.
They will be skating to the latest hits of Adele, Kylie and Kesha as well as some old favourites.
Included in the cast are the club’s current NSW representative skaters as well as its past and present national champions, and there will also be special performances by head coach Esther Ambrus and assistant coach Brad McDonald.
Ambrus advised spectators to book early to avoid disappointment.
“The show will definitely have everyone on the edge of their seats, with fantastic choreography and amazing sound, lighting and special effects,” she said.
“Think of great shows at the entertainment centre showcased on roller skates.
“Come along and experience Jungle Fever at our own local venue in Penrith.”
ABOUT THE SHOW
* WHERE: Penrith Skatel, 120 Russell St, Emu Plains
* WHEN: Tuesday 13th and Wednesday14th , doors open 8pm
* TICKETS: $20, children under 5, $10
* DETAILS: 4735 6699
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THESE girls aren't just stunning in person; they are also dazzling on the skating rink bringing home several medals from the National Artistic Figure Skating competition held in Melbourne in September.
Casey Winter, 10, and Shaylee Browning, 8, represented Queensland at the Nationals, where they brought home three gold medals and two silver medals for their efforts.
Winter won a gold medal for her flawless efforts in the primary free skating competition. In her other two competitions, Winter put on excellent performances to claim silver in both primary dance and primary figure competition.
Browning was a clear stand out claiming a gold medal for tiny tot free skating and tiny tot figures.
Willows Roller Sports Club coach Patricia Winter said the judges were very impressed with their abilities and performance.
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NEVER say never. That should be the motto for artistic roller skater Michelle Eadie.
Two years after lacing up her skates again following a 20-year stint on the sidelines, the 39-year-old has been chosen to represent her country for the first time.
It is a victory for never giving up on a childhood dream.
A competitive skater as a child, Eadie retired from the sport as a teenager to "get on with life" but no matter where she went or what she did the desire to skate again always burned.
Three years ago after a move to Ipswich with her RAAF husband Ewan, Eadie found herself at the Bundamba skate centre and the rest, as they say, is history.
With her place on the Australian team for next year's Oceania and Asia Pacific Championships now secure, Eadie has had a chance to reflect on her journey.
"When I first started again my aim was to get to see if I could get to Oceania's," Eadie said.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would actually get selected.
"To be in the team now is just such a privilege, I'm absolutely thrilled.
"It's been pretty amazing to me that I've managed to reach his level such a short time after returning to skating.
"There's been a bloody lot of hard work that's gone into it though."
To understand this skater's commitment to her dream, one needs only to look at the odometer on her car.
After originally making her comeback on the Skateaway rink at Bundamba, Eadie has spent the last year travelling to the Gold Coast and Albany Creek to undertake her training regime.
With her coach based at Runaway Bay, Eadie racks up hundreds of kilometres a week in pursuit of her shot at skating glory.
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ARTISTIC roller skater Bianca Burow and baseballer Nathan Hass are the Sunshine Coast Sports Awards monthly winners for September following a blockbuster month on the international stage.
Burow, who claimed the senior award, is Brazil-bound after she won the national championship with partner Bryan Lloyd-Jones in the Advanced Freedance at last month's Australian Championships in Dandenong.
She then capped off the meet with victory in the Senior International Solo Dance category, edging out fellow Queenslander Teresa Chittick.
The World Championships will be held in Brasilia from November 14.
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