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Bentley skaters perform at ice carnival

Gianna Thai, Nadja Bergstrom, Paige Skonsberg and Emily Gillis who belong to the Bentley Skating Club perform at the Bentley arena.
 - Treena Mielke
Gianna Thai, Nadja Bergstrom, Paige Skonsberg and Emily Gillis who belong to the Bentley Skating Club perform at the Bentley arena.
— image credit: Treena Mielke
The young skaters from Bentley Skating Club truly were stars on ice last Sunday when they performed in front of an admiring crowd of family and friends at their annual show. The club’s performance, An Afternoon at the Movies, featured the young skaters showing off their skill in a variety of numbers throughout the program. Head coach Morgan Laird was pleased with the hard work and dedication the 29 skaters, ranging from preschool to Grade 6, have shown throughout the year. “It’s been a really great year,” she said. “The kids have worked really hard.” Laird said the club offers pre Can Skate, Can Skate and group star programs for boys and girls. Laird, who edited the music and did the choreography for Sunday’s show, said the club owes it success to the help of parents and executive, coaches, and most importantly, the skaters. She commended coaches Joslyn Snow, Nathan Dennehy and Kesler Scholze for their help throughout the year. Laird has been skating for 23 years and a coach for seven years. Originally from Swift Current, Sask., she moved to Alberta to coach skating in Banff. She has since moved to Rimbey and is a science teacher at Bentley High School.
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