NLSS skaters perform well in Thunder Bay

Jamie Mountain

The Northern Lights School of Skating had 4 STARSkate members compete in the Thunder Bay Super Series Competition over the weekend.
Aubrey Johnson, skating in her first Skate Canada event, tackled the STAR 1 Free Skate event and achieved a gold standing.
As for Grayson Wright and Tayah Cumming, this was their second event of the season and they too attained personal achievements.
Wright performed his very first Solo at the STAR 2 Free Skate level and was very proud of his silver achievement,” said NLSS director/owner Ashley Cumming.
“He also earned a gold status in his STAR 2 Elements event.”
Tayah Cumming proudly achieved a silver the STAR 1 Free Skate and bronze in the STAR 2 Element event.
“The young trio Johnson, Wright, and Tayah Cumming also participated in the STAR 2 Team event and earned a bronze,” said Ashley Cumming.
“The team had fun, encouraged each other and their fellow skaters from various clubs.”
At the Competitive Level, the NLSS had two skaters, Hallee Nugent and Abrianna Hasbargen, who also had great performances over the weekend.
Hasbargen earned first place in both STAR 8 Elements and the STAR 7 Artistic. She also earned fourth place in the STAR 8 Free Skate Event.
Nugent also topped the podium twice, earning a first-place finish in both the STAR 5 Free Skate Event and STAR 5 Element event.
“These skaters work hard, skating several days a week, training for these events and challenging themselves,” Cumming lauded.
“They all had a great time and skated well. I’m very proud of them and we are looking forward to our next events in January, which will include Ice Box Days competition in International Falls, Mn. and the Fort Frances Freeze Super series event.”