Tuesday August 21, 2018

Team Cebu bags overall title in Skate Championships

We got game. Members of Team Cebu City show the medals they won in the Skate Philippines: Summer Championship 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia skating rink late last month. (SunStar Foto/Arni Aclao)

THE Cebu Figure Skating team won the Skate Philippines: Summer Championships at the SM Mall of Asia Skating Rink last month with five of the members getting individual awards.

Team Cebu gathered the highest points against the competitors from SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Center Las Piñas with Johannah Go being winning as the Highest Pointer in the high category. The other awardees are Dominique Van Chua (Highest-level Skater), Armielle Cabrera (Ice Princess Award), France Tadena (Most Promising Skater), and Maurelle Paredes (the Most Artistic in the low category).

Skate Philippines: Summer Championships is organized by SM Figure Skating coaches Celene Niguidula and Christian Gabriel Cruz. The bi-annual series showcase the techniques and tricks of figure skating students in the nation. The local competition had visiting coaches from abroad judging the performances, alongside Figure Skating Olympian Michael Bautista.

The 14-person Team Cebu will fly to Japan next week to compete in the Skate Asia Competition in Japan on June 23 and 24. They will also compete in Thailand on Aug. 5. (Minsey Lumangyao, CNU Intern)