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Skaters win national honour

Friday, 7th October, 2011

NZ BOUND: Skaters Nicholas Schofield (7), Hannah Schofield (14) and Ebony Pascoe (12). NZ BOUND: Skaters Nicholas Schofield (7), Hannah Schofield (14) and Ebony Pascoe (12).

Three local roller skaters have qualified to represent Australia against New Zealand next year.

Hannah and Nicholas Schofield and Ebony Pascoe won the honour with their performances for the Silver City Roller Skating Club at the National Championships in Melbourne. 

Publicity officer for the club, Brett Pascoe, said that Hannah finished in the top 10 in all of her events.

“Hannah was skating in the ladies open event so she had her work cut out for her, “ Mr Pascoe said. 

“Everyone is really happy with her,” he said.

Hannah’s brother Nicholas won a gold in a Tiny Tots event.

“Nick was the only boy but he had to beat six girls, which he was determined to do,” Mr Pascoe said.

Ebony Pascoe won a gold and a silver and came fourth in her events.

“For her to get those places is really good to see. 

“There wasn’t a lot between a lot of the kids,” Mr Pascoe said.

The skaters will compete in the Oceania Skating Competition in Auckland, New Zealand in April.

Another member of the SC Roller Skating Club, Karen Pearce, won a silver medal in the Masters Solo Dance and came fifth in the Creative Dance.

Karen, who lives in Gawler, joins the club every couple of months for training. She was also accepted into the Oceania competition.

Mr Pascoe thanked club coach Marie White for all her time and dedication.

The roller skating disco will also start again tonight.

It runs from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and entry costs $5.

The disco is fully supervised and there is no age limit.

“We cater for primary school kids but anyone can rock up. Parents can skate - or they just choose not to,” Mr Pascoe said.


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