Astro Orlando Joins FSA For First-Ever Invitational Showcase
PORT RICHEY, FL — On Sunday, March 14, 2021, Astro Orlando Skating Club, led by Head Coach Vickie Bateman, joined our club led by President & Head Coach Nick Rock for our very first invitational showcase! A great time was had by all while keeping safety a top priority. This event provided a morale boost and sense of normalcy for skaters and families as the pandemic put a temporary halt to competitive skating. Many skaters had the chance to perform that have never competed before, as to get a taste of what is to come when competition is restored.
This showcase was not a formal competition yet was a structured exhibition where skaters were able to perform in a similar format. Judges were present to provide feedback and critique for each skater. All skaters received awards at the end of the showcase during our closing ceremonies, and ‘Best of Show’ awards were given to select skaters at the Judge’s discretion.
We believe this event was a huge success and hope to host another showcase in the future! A huge thank you to all club families, volunteers, judges, vendors and staff for helping put on such a great event!
BEST OF SHOW AWARD WINNERS:
Nicole Anderson – Astro Orlando Skating Club
Cali Drakeford – Florida Skating Academy
Cailyn Ellinwood – Florida Skating Academy
Mai Nguyen – Astro Orlando Skating Club
Luciana Giraldi – Astro Orlando Skating Club
Ruby Ruggeri – Florida Skating Academy
A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO…
Vickie Bateman, Cameron Ellinwood, Angela Serini, Al Taglang, Lee Remley, Merely Popiel, Gary Callahan, Velma Stein, and all parent volunteers that assisted with setup and breakdown of the event.