December 27, 2013


Cortland Club skaters shine at Invite

SKANEATELES — Twelve members of the Cortland Figure Skating Club competed in the 23rd annual Skaneateles Figure Skating Invitational held earlier this month and finished 13th in the team standings.
During the Dec. 7-8 event, there were 264 skaters from 36 clubs competing in a wide range of events including free skate, compulsory moves, compulsory spins and individual jumps. The skaters earned points both as individuals and as clubs.
Representing the Cortland Figure Skating Club were Mallory Beard, Molly Grassie, Kaleigh LeVick, Paige Ludwig, Lilly Luety, Abby McLaughlin, Jenna McMullin, Corrine Quail, Mattie Riter, Madison Sciera, Kayla Swartwood and Alyson Witt.
Most of these skaters first took to the ice as part of the Cortland Figure Skating Club’s Learn to Skate program, which will start its next eight-week session in January.
The club will be holding a free Exhibition/Open House event to promote the Learn to Skate program on Jan. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the J. M. McDonald Sports Complex. Club skaters will put on a demonstration from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Then, from 5:15-5:45 p.m. new skaters can register for the Learn to Skate program and skate.
The Learn to Skate program provides group lessons for all ages — from 4-years-old and up — and abilities. Two separate days of Learn to Skate lessons are available, and skaters may choose to participate on only one day or on both days. Days and times are: Wednesdays from 6:30-7:15 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. The next session starts on Jan. 8 and Jan. 11.
For more information on Learn to Skate, please visit or contact Shane Witt at 591-1080. The Cortland Figure Skating Club is a non-profit organization that provides skating lessons for all ages and ability levels at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex.
Skaters have the opportunity to develop their skills in the areas of Freestyle, Ice Dancing, and Moves in the Field. The Club is affiliated with the United States Figure Skating Association, the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States.


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