Ice skating star's spiralling success

Congratulations to Grosvenor pupil Aaron Christie, form two, who has enjoyed considerable success in the field of ice skating of late. 

In early March Aaron made the journey to Magnum in Scotland where he performed superbly to attain second place in his respective level one category. Despite touching the barrier and subsequently falling at one stage during his performance (due to the rink being of a size to which he was not accustomed), which understandably threw him off a little as he was just entering his step sequence, Aaron still managed to hold his composure and finished his routine strongly. It is worth noting that, despite finishing in second place in his category, Aaron actually accrued more points than the winner of the level two event on the day. 

In addition, Saturday 14th April saw Aaron compete again, this time in a local competition held at the Dundonald Ice Skating Club. On this occasion Aaron found himself competing against girls, which is not normal practice, but he again skated well and, as expected, finished in the silver medal position, losing out only to a more experienced skater. 

At this moment in time Aaron is ready to be tested for his full level two qualification as he is already gaining the equivalent of level two marks in competition – all he is awaiting is for ice skating judges to come to Northern Ireland for this purpose; he therefore hopes to secure his level two standard before he goes to compete in Deeside, Wales, in June.

Well done, once again, to Aaron on his recent ice-skating successes and we wish him the best of luck in his continued endeavors over the remainder of the season. 

Grosvenor's ice skating star Aaron Christie in action on the rink during another succesful in-competition performance.