Three-time Canadian champion spotlights Nelson summer figure skating camp

Now that the ice is ready to play again at the Nelson and District Community Complex, the Nelson Figure Skating Club is ready to kick off the upcoming season with a three-week summer camp, starting August 15th.e.

The Nelson Club is pleased to announce that the camp will feature some very talented guest instructors including national level skater and experienced coach, Heather Heide and three time National Medalist, World and Olympic Champion Kaetlyn Osmond.

“All guest coaches will help lead group lessons and will be available for private lessons for all registered skaters,” the Nelson Figure Skating Club said in a press release.

“On Wednesday evening, August 31, we plan to do a community meet and greet with Kaetlyn Osmond to take photos, sign autographs and answer any questions.”

Osmond is a retired Canadian figure skater who competed in women’s singles.

The 26-year-old skater is a three-time Canadian national champion, who competed internationally at the senior level from 2012 to 2018, winning three Olympic medals, two World Championship medals and a Grand Prix Final medal.

The club said there were about 40 skaters from across the Kootenays to skate throughout the summer camp.

There is also a learn-to-skate program for beginner skaters of all ages, including children, adults and youth looking to improve their basic skating skills for figure skating, hockey, ringette or speed skating, or who wish to skate for recreation, fitness or pleasure. .

For more information, see the Nelson Figure Skating Club website at https://nelsonfsc.uplifterinc.com/

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