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Local skaters place fifth in competition

Provided to the TribuneSkate school director Leigh-Ellen Yarbrough (back row, from left) is pictured with coach Garnet Fiordalisi and Lakota Wight; middle row is Tommy Yarbrough, Nikki Cruz, Sadie Waldie, Eliana Carney, Erika Strain and Jayme Ringenberg; front row is Johnny Yarbrough, Grace Zanetti and Tadi Wright.

Ice skaters from South Tahoe Ice Arena placed fifth at the Sk8 at the Lake Competition June 19 and 20 in South Lake Tahoe.

Twelve figure skaters and five hockey players competed with more than 200 skaters from Anaheim to San Francisco. All skaters performed individually and earned points by their placements. This was the first time South Lake Tahoe has placed in the top five.

“This is very exciting for our skaters and coaches, as it’s hard to compete against teams that bring 30-50 skaters and we only have less than 20,” said Leigh-Ellen Yarbrough, skate school director.

The event serves as a fundraiser for the parks and recreation district and attracts more than 200 families to the area.

In the hockey event, which included skating and stick handling, Lakota Wight placed first and second,Tadi Wright placed first and third, Talon Cox placed second and third, Johnny Yarbrough placed second in both events and Tommy Yarbrough placed first and fourth.

For figure skating, Caia Enriquez placed first, Alia Enriquez placed first, Kayleigh Garcia placed first, Erika Strain placed first, Carina Giardina placed first and third in her events, Grace Zanetti placed second, Sadie Waldie placed second, Nikki Cruz placed second and third in her events, Jayme Ringenberg placed second, third and fourth, Darcy Daly placed second in two events, third in two events and fifth in another event. Eliana Carney placed fourth and Madilynne Cox placed fifth.

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All of these skaters take classes in the skate school program, which offers group lessons on Tuesdays and Wednesday Septemter to June. The rink also has two summer programs July 5-8 and Aug 16-19. For more information, please contact the rink at (530) 542-6262.