The skating rink stands were full as Martensville residents came out to see the talents of the Martensville Skating Club at their annual carnival on Sunday, March 25. This year’s theme was “Around the World”, as skaters danced and skated on their journey around the world. The rink was decorated with flags from each country as the crowd heard routines from “Walk Like an Egyptian,” to “Tie Me Kangaroo Down” from Australia. The Starskaters opened the carnival to “I’ve Been Everywhere” and wrapped things up with a great group skate to “This Land is Your Land”. There were also fun routines to Rio from Brazil, Madagascar, from Africa and Austria’s “Sound of Music.” Alexa Bast, a guest skater for the carnival, skated a beautiful routine to “Havanna.”
It was a fun carnival with something for everyone. The coaches were thanked for their efforts and the Canskate and Starskate awards were given out for the season. All of the skaters did their finale skate as fans showed their appreciation for all their wonderful performances.
The winners of the Canskate awards were:
SaskEnergy Rising Star: Adalie Mukanik
Canskate Awards: Caelen Bridgette, Saraiyah Mistry, Vanessa Godbout
The Starskate awards went to the following:
Kelly Novakovski Spirit of Youth: Montana Kadynuik
Sportsmanship Award: Teah Lennea
Program Assistant Award: Samantha Laughren
Coaches’ Choice Award: Makenna King
Most Improved: McKenzie Kobelsky
The club also acknowledged the coaching staff of Danny James, Tayler Belosowsky and Nicole Gryba for their efforts and guidance over the past season. The Skating Executive and parents of the skaters put in countless hours to make the carnival a success. The club also paid a tribute to the Starskaters who assisted with the Canskate program. Without their help the program could not run. They also wanted to acknowledge and thank Jason Grybafor for his wonderful job as carnival emcee and Tesia Belosowsky for the music. Special mention goes to Heather King who received the SaskEnergy Champion Volunteer award. The carnival was a big success once again.