The newest group of competitors from Vacationland Figure Skating Club competed in the Battle of the Blades in Alexandria.
The Alexandria Figure Skating Club hosted its 11th annual Basic Skills Competition March 8 at the Runestone Community Center with skaters from 10 area clubs participating.
Skaters had the opportunity to compete at a level consistent with the U.S. Figure Skating Association's basic skills "Learn to Skate" format.
Gina Cantalupo, Pine River, placed first in Basic 4; Stephanie Eckardt, Pequot Lakes, placed third in Basic 4; Katelyn Jindra, Brainerd, placed first in Basic 6; Jessica Lundstrom, Deerwood, placed second in Basic 7; and Haley Tower, Baxter, placed first in Basic 8.
This was the first competition for Lundstrom and Tower. Courtney Jindra, Brainerd, skated in the pre-preliminary level compulsory and freeskate, placing third and fourth, respectively.
Coaches attending with their students were Julia Bell and Stacey Kruger.
Registrations are now being accepted for the spring session of the Vacationland Figure Skating Club's "Learn to Skate" program at Breezy Point Ice Arena.
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