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Our Skaters

 

The ages of the skaters in our Club range between four years and over 60 years, showing that artistic skating is a sport for all ages.

The journey to become an artistic skater usually commences with Learn to Skate Casses conducted on Saturday mornings at Albany Creek Skateaway. There are three achievement levels of Star 1, Star 2 and Star 3 for skaters. Some more detailed information about these classes is located on the Skateaway website at Skateaway Albany Creek.

The Artistic Development Program, held on Saturday afternoons at Albany Creek Skateaway, is available to a skater who completes the requirements of the Learn to Skate Star 3 level. The Artistic Development Program develops skater skills in figures, dance, freeskating and precision. Additional information is available on the Skateaway website at Skateaway Albany Creek.

 

 

After completing the Artistic Development Program, a skater may commence private lessons with Jodie Johnson-Garufo or one of her accredited coaches.

Skaters who are coached in private lessons and undertake training may aim towards competitions and proficiency tests.

To view videos and more still photographs of our skaters, please click the following link:

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2016 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

A number of our skaters recorded some outstanding achievements in artistic skating competitions during 2015, and these achievements are shown here.

Cassandra Sellars, Teresa Chittick and Rory Armfield were selected for the team of skaters to represent Australia in individual events at the World Championships, held in Novara Italy. Cassandra Sellars, Teresa Chittick, Bianca Burow and Melanie Gollagher were selected to represent our country in Quartets at this championships. Cassandra, Teresa, Bianca and Melanie have represented Australia previously. Our skaters performed to a high standard.

Rory Armfield, Teresa Chittick, Hannah Cole, Cassandra Sellars, Mellissa Smith and Megghann Thomas represented Australia in international competition at the Oceania Championships held in Wanganui New Zealand. All our skaters performed to a high standard.

2016 ANNUAL AWARDS

Congratulations to the following skaters for their outstanding commitment this year!  Our annual awards were presented by Jodie Johnson-Garufo at the club Christmas party.

PERPETUAL AWARD NAME

WINNER

Senior Achievement Award

Infinitas

Junior Achievement Award

Rory Armfield

Non-Nationals Award

Kya Michal-Bax

Judy Zuittan Most Improved Award

Quinn Eenink/Harper Connors

George and Maggie Gollagher Encouragement Award

Abbie Glen

Sportsmanship Award

Hannah Cole

 

2015 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

A number of our skaters recorded some outstanding achievements in artistic skating competitions during 2015, and these achievements are shown here.

Cassandra Sellars, Teresa Chittick, Melanie Gollagher and Nicholas Singh were selected for the team of skaters to represent Australia in individual events at the World Championships, held in Cali Columbia. Cassandra Sellars, Bianca Burow, Teresa Chittick and Melanie Gollagher are the Infinitas team in the first Quartet competition at World Championships. Cassandra, Teresa, Bianca and Melanie have represented Australia previously. Our skaters performed to a high standard.

Rory Armfield, Teresa Chittick, Hannah Cole, Drew Copeland, Kathleen McPhail, Cassandra Sellars and Megghann Thomas represented Australia in international competition at the Oceania Championships held in Mt Warren Park in Queensland. All our skaters performed to a high standard.

2015 ANNUAL AWARDS

Congratulations to the following skaters for their outstanding commitment this year!  Our annual awards were presented by Jodie Johnson-Garufo at the club break up.

PERPETUAL AWARD NAME

WINNER

Senior Achievement Award

Cassandra Sellars

Junior Achievement Award

Megghann Thomas

Non-Nationals Award

Mackenzie Bugden

George and Maggie Gollagher Encouragement Award

Breeana Copeland

Sportsmanship Award

Diane Chittick

Judy Zuittan Most Improved Award

Rory Armfield

 

2014 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

A number of our skaters recorded some outstanding achievements in artistic skating competitions during 2014, and these achievements are shown here.

Teresa Chittick and Melanie Gollagher were selected for the team of skaters to represent Australia in individual events at the World Championships, held in Reus Spain. Teresa and Melanie have represented Australia previously. Our skaters performed to a high standard.

Hannah Cole, Breeana Copeland and Nicholas Singh represented Australia in international competition at the Oceania Championships held in Palmerston North New Zealand. All our skaters performed to a high standard.

2014 Annual Awards

Congratulations to the following skaters for their outstanding commitment this year!  Our annual awards were presented by Jodie Johnson-Garufo at the club break up.

PERPETUAL AWARD NAME

WINNER

Senior Achievement Award

Teresa Chittick

Junior Achievement Award

Melanie Gollagher

Non-Nationals Award

Alicia Singh

George and Maggie Gollagher Encouragement Award

Hannah Cole

Sportsmanship Award

Jaidan Hall

Judy Zuittan Most Improved Award

Megghann Thomas

 

2013 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

A number of our skaters recorded some outstanding achievements in artistic skating competitions during 2013, and these achievements are shown here.

Teresa Chittick and Melanie Gollagher were selected for the team of skaters to represent Australia in individual events at the World Championships, held in Chinese Taipei. Teresa hase represented Australia previously, both individually and as part of the Skate Australia Precision Team. This is Melanie's first competition at World Championships. All of our skaters performed to a high standard.

Bianca Burow, Teresa Chittick, Hannah Cole, Melanie Gollagher and Jaidan Hall represented Australia in international competition at the Oceania Championships held in Sydney Australia. All our skaters performed to a high standard.

2013 ANNUAL AWARDS

Jodie Johnson-Garufo presented the annual club trophy awards for 2013 to the following skaters:

Perpetual Award Name Winner

Senior Achievement Award

Teresa Chittick

Junior Achievement Award

Melanie Gollagher

Non-Nationals Award

Rory Armfield

George and Maggie Gollagher Encouragement Award

Domynique Air

Sportsmanship Award

Casey Barratt
Judy Zuittan Most Inproved Award
Drew Copeland

 

2012 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

Some of our skaters recorded some outstanding achievements in artistic skating competitions during 2012, and these achievements are shown here.

Bianca Burow, Teresa Chittick andCourtney McVie were selected for the team of skaters to represent Australia in individual events at the World Championships, held in Auckland , New Zealand. Bianca and Teresa have represented Australia previously, both individually and as part of the Skate Australia Precision Team. This is Courtney's first competition at World Championships. All of our skaters performed to a high standard.

Bianca Burow, Kelsey Chittick, Teresa Chittick, Hannah Cole, Melanie Gollagher, Jaidan Hall and Courtney McVie and represented Australia in international competition at the Oceania Championships held in Auckland, New Zealand. All our skaters performed to a high standard.

2012 ANNUAL AWARDS

The annual club trophy awards for 2012 were presnted to the following skaters:

Perpetual Award Name

Winner

Senior Achievement Award

Bianca Burow

Junior Achievement Award

Courtney McVie

Non-Nationals Award

Megghann Thomas

George and Maggie Gollagher Encouragement Award

David Dempsey

Sportsmanship Award

Kelsey Chittick

   

 

2011 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

Some of our skaters recorded some outstanding achievements in artistic skating competitions during 2011, and these achievements are shown here.

Bianca Burow, Teresa Chittick and Kelsey Chitick were selected for the team of 12 skaters to represent Australia in individual events at the World Championships, held in Brazil. Bianca, Teresa and Kelsey have represented Australia previously, both individually and as part of the Skate Australia Precision Team.

Lisa Brown, Bianca Burow, Kelsey Chittick, Teresa Chittick, Breeana Copeland, Melanie Gollagher, Jaidan Hall, Bethany McKernan, Courtney McVie and Karen Osborne represented Australia in international competition at the Oceania Championships held on the Gold Coast. All our skaters performed to a very high standard in winning at least one gold medal each.

2011 ANNUAL AWARDS

The annual club trophy awards for 2011 were presnted to the following skaters:

Perpetual Award Name

Winner

Senior Achievement Award

Bianca Burow

Junior Achievement Award

Melanie Gollagher

Non-Nationals Award

Nicholas Singh

George and Maggie Gollagher Encouragement Award

Sonya Brown

Sportsmanship Award

Teresa Chittick

   

 

2010 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

Some of our skaters recorded some outstanding achievements in artistic skating competitions during 2010, and these achievements are shown here.

Bianca Burow, Teresa Chittick and Kelsey Chitick were selected for the team of 12 skaters to represent Australia in individual events at the World Championships, held in Portugal. Bianca, Teresa and Kelsey have represented Australia previously, both individually and as part of the Skate Australia Precision Team.

A number of our skaters (Bianca Burow, Lisa Brown, Vanessa Butson and Bethany McKernan) represented Australia in international competition at the Oceania Championships held in Wanganui in New Zealand. Bianca Burow placed 2nd in the Senior International Solo Dance event. Teresa Chittick also competed in international competition at the California Memorial Invitational held in California in the USA.  Teresa achieved a 2nd Place result in Senior World Class Solo Dance.

2010 ANNUAL AWARDS

Jodie Johnson-Garufo presented the annual club trophy awards for 2010 to the following skaters:

Perpetual Award Name

Winner

Senior Achievement Award

Bianca Burow

Junior Achievement Award

Melanie Gollagher

Non-Nationals Award

Mikayla Goldspink

George and Maggie Gollagher Encouragement Award

Lisa Brown

Sportsmanship Award

Kathleen McPhail

   

 

2009 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

Some of our skaters recorded some outstanding achievements in artistic skating competitions during 2009, and these achievements are discussed here.

Vanessa Butson, Teresa Chittick and Kelsey Chitick were selected for the team of 12 skaters to represent Australia in individual events at the World Championships, held in Germany. Vanessa, Teresa and Kelsey have represented Australia previously as part of the Skate Australia Precision Team.

A number of our skaters were selected to represent Australia in international competition against New Zealand at the Oceania Championships held in Melbourne. Bianca Burow won the prestigious Senior International Solo Dance event.

Kelsey Chittick placed first in Junior International Solo Dance at both the Oceania Chamionships and the Australian Championships in the one calendar year.

Courtney McVie placed first in Cadet Solo Dance at both the Oceania Chamionships and the Australian Championships in the same year.

2009 ANNUAL AWARDS

Jodie Johnson-Garufo presented the annual club trophy awards for 2009 to the following skaters:

Perpetual Award Name

Winner

Senior Achievement Award

Vanessa Butson

Junior Achievement Award

Kelsey Chittick

Non-Nationals Award

Jaidan Hall

George and Maggie Gollagher Encouragement Award

George Gollagher

Sportsmanship Award

Bianca Burow


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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