COMOX VALLEY SKATING CLUB members (left to right): Front row - Anna Purich

COMOX VALLEY SKATING CLUB members (left to right): Front row - Anna Purich

Skaters off to fast start at Super Series

Shayna Usipuik wins first event with good performance in Parksville

Shayna Usipuik  has won the first event of the 2013-2014 Super Series of Figure Skating.  Shayna took the gold in the Pre-Juvenile U14 event at Vancouver Island Skate International (VISI) in Parksville, making her the early leader for the new season.  Several other skaters also represented Comox Valley Skating Club (CVSC) at VISI, including Anna Purich and Quinn Smits in Star One, this was six-year-old Quinn’s first competition,  Aaliyah Melanson, Claire Brown and Elizabeth Van Horne-Wall, In Star Two, Joel Blackburn in Star Three, Emma Cullen in Pre-Juvenile U11, Jade Paganelli Juvenile, Jane Schaffhauser Senior Bronze, and Meghan Taylor in Novice. Elizabeth Van Horne-Wall achieved her second consecutive Gold Level, and Claire Brown competing in a higher age category achieved her second consecutive Silver Level.

The Comox Valley Skating Club’s Spring Session will run until May 16, after which the skaters will take a break before beginning Summer Training.  We are very fortunate in being able to arrange for our competitive skaters to do all or part of their summer training with like minded athletes in very high level training camps.  Meghan will train with Tina Leininger in Vancouver, Jade will train with Brian Orser in Toronto, and Peyton Meiers will train in Edmonton with Ravi Walia, coach of Canadian Champion Kaetlyn Osmond.

For a full list of results from this competition and Super Series standings, go to

CVSC offers on going registration, so if you would like to give skating a try before making a longer commitment, the final three weeks of the Spring Session might be what you are looking for.


For information on beginner, adult, recreational or competitive skating programs with the Comox Valley Skating Club, go to