The Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club will host a one-hour exhibition Dec. 30 at Howelsen Ice Arena.

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The Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club will host a one-hour exhibition Dec. 30 at Howelsen Ice Arena.

Local figure skaters show well in Aspen

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Steamboat Springs figure skating results

■ Beginner 2 Ladies Compulsory

  1. Tasha Getten

  2. Mariah Walker

■ Beginner 2 Mixed Free Skate

  1. Tasha Getten

  2. Mariah Walker

■ Beginner 6 Compulsory

  1. Callie Heil

■ Beginner 6 Free Skate

  1. Callie Heil

■ Beginner 7 Compulsory

  1. Kira Lorenzen

■ Beginner 7 Free Skate

  1. Kira Lorenzen

■ Pre-Juvenile Compulsory

  1. Sara Pugh

  2. Hanna Haggarty

■ Open Juvenile/Juvenile Compulsory

  1. Kaitlyn Espinosa

  2. Ellie Bender

■ Pre-Preliminary Compulsory

  1. Patricia Davie

  2. Kayla Haggarty

  3. Emily Eakins

  4. Clare Franklin

  5. Cassie Wilhelm

■ Ltd Pre-Preliminary Free Skate

  1. Kayla Haggarty

  2. Emily Eakins

  3. Clare Franklin

  4. Cassie Wilhelm

■ Preliminary Compulsory

  1. Jenna Miller

■ Preliminary Free Skate

  1. Jenna Miller

■ Pre-Juvenile Free Skate

  1. Hannah Haggart

  2. Sara Pugh

■ Open Juvenile/Juvenile Free Skate

Kaitlyn Espinosa

■ Pre-Preliminary Springs

  1. Emily Eakins

  2. Clare Franklin

  3. Kayla Haggarty

  4. Patricia Davie

  5. Cassie Wilhelm

■ Pre-Preliminary Free Skate

  1. Patricia Davie

■ Preliminary Spins

  1. Jenna Miller

■ Pre-Juvenile Open Juvenile Spins

  1. Sara Pugh

  2. Hanna Haggarty

■ Juvenile Spins

  1. Kaitlyn Espinosa

  2. Ellie Bender

— Members of the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club kicked off their winter season the right way last weekend as they skated to top finishes at a season-opening competition in Aspen.

In all, 14 local skaters took to the ice, and all fared well.

“It was good, really good,” coach Kim Haggarty said. “All in all, the kids all performed pretty close to their best.”

There was a little bit of rust to shake off for the entire team as the performance marked the first time on competition ice this season.

That’s a big difference from another day of practice at Howelsen Ice Arena, Haggarty said.

“They all have new programs, learn new routines, so this was the big debut competition,” she said. “It helps us see what they still need to do and improve on before the next one.”

Haggarty said a day of strong performances was highlighted by rookies Tasha Getten and Mariah Walker. Walker was first in the Beginner 2 Mixed Free Skate while Getten was second.

“When you first compete, it’s always so hard,” Haggarty said. “I was impressed with the way they went out there and skated the way they did. They put their nerve behind them and placed well.”

The team now has a long break before it takes the ice again for a competition. The girls do have something to work for, though. They will show off their routines to the hometown fans at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at Howelsen Ice Arena during a free show.

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