2019 Trophy d'Ecosse Club International competition
21/02/2019
2019 TROPHY D’ECOSSE CLUB INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
 
On 8 -10 February 2019, Starlight Synchro Club who trains predominantly at The PEAK at Stirling Sports Village took five teams to compete at the Trophy d'Ecosse 2019 Club International Competition.
 
The event was held at Dumfries Ice Bowl where the centre saw teams travel from as far afield as Canada, Netherlands, Germany and the USA to compete against each other.
 
Starlight Rain, who became Adult British Champions two weeks prior to the Trophy d'Ecosse, were victorious a second time winning in the TDE adult category with a score of 29 points and earning the Scottish Champions title.
 
Starlight Mist competed in the Adult category and placed 7th overall with a score of 16.82.
Starlight Storm competed in the Mixed age category, placing 6th with a score of 29.73. 
Starlight Blizzard participated in the Elementary children's category and placed 6th with a score of 9.69.
 
For many of the skaters this was their first time competing in the team. Starlight Cyclone competed in the Preliminary category, a predominantly teenage team, and achieved a personal best score of 20.16 with their current team line-up.
 
Ance Kreslins originally skated for Starlight Mist and now competes with Starlight Rain and Storm. She said, "Winning at Trophy d'Ecosse was an amazing experience. We were very happy with our skate and delighted with our score, but the best part was doing it together with such an amazing group of skaters and coaches. We have a great team spirit, love skating together and really enjoy our choreography - and I think this shows when we are on the ice."
 
For Ance, this was her final skate with the team before leaving to pursue a Paediatrics career in Sweden.
 
Collette Norwood is a Starlight coach and has also skated for Rain and Storm. Collette added: “As a coach and a skater I am really proud of the huge steps forward our club has made in the past few seasons. It really is a great club to be part of. I coach Blizzard and I am so proud of how they skated in Dumfries. They performed with smiles on their faces and looked like they were having the best time out on the ice.”
Kate Matthews Head Coach of Starlight Club said: “I’m really proud of all of our skaters having skated 5 teams at the recent Scottish International Championships Trophy d’Ecosse. It’s a real credit to the hard work of our coaches and committee.”
 
Starlight has a great rapport with other synchronised skating clubs in Scotland. Over the weekend, Starlight Rain skaters Robyn McDade, Becky Allan and Kathryn Scott also competed with Aberdeen-based Team Zariba who placed 5th in the Senior ISU competition, as well as winning the Senior Scottish Champion title.  George Moorehead and Melissa Goldie who skate for Starlight Rain and Storm, also competed with Dumfries-based Solway Stars Junior B team placing first and achieving Junior B Scottish Champion title. Robyn, Becky and George not only skate as Starlight team members they are also coaches for Starlight Synchro.
 
For more information on synchronised skating please visit www.starlightsynchro.co.uk



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