The Mile Zero Figure Skating Club recognized its three graduating skaters last Saturday, April 3, at its year-end club competition. Tamara Dobb, who has skated with the club for five years, is moving on, as are Alexis Conroy and Karlee Dahlen.
Though the year-end event wasn't the carnival performance the skaters would normally get, Dobb still appreciated the chance to see everyone and the flowers and photos the club presented to honour them.
"It's always really nice, and I really liked it," Dobb said.
The club recognized Dobb in a post on social media last week.
"Tamara has been skating with our club for a few years and has come extremely far in such a short time. We are so proud of her hard work and perseverance. Congratulations Tamara!! We wish you all the best in your future," read the post.
Dobb really enjoyed her time with the club, and does plan to be around next year to help out with coaching. She coached a bit this year as well.
"It’s been really good, my coaches have spent so much time working on my skills with me over the years, I really appreciate it and the people I skate with. All the parent volunteers have been really helpful this year with putting everything on and dealing with the restrictions," Dobb said.
Though this past season wasn't the ideal final year, Dobb still enjoyed it for what it was.
"The competing aspect isn't always the focal point for me. It wasn't as stressful this year as it normally is, with needing to travel for competitions. I got to work on my skills and I enjoyed it."
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