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Bay State Games Return Feb. 10
05:39AM / Friday, February 02, 2018
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WOBURN, Mass. – The 2018 Bay State Winter Games Figure Skating competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 11, at the Williams College’s Lansing Chapman Rink in Williamstown.
 
This marks the 33rd year of the event and features nearly 450 performances from skaters representing Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Skaters ranging in age from 5 to over 65 represent the United State Figure Skating Association or the International Skating Institute.
 
Local skaters scheduled to compete include:
 
From the Pittsfield Figure Skating Club: Daniella Santamarina, Rebecca Drager, Aimee Boulais, Katie Malone, Dakota Marquis, Amanda Drager, Sophia Mele, Anna Rawson, Alayna Schwarzer, Caroline Gillette, Hannah Masiero, Briana Palmieri and Madison Quinn.
 
From Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club: Yvonne Koperek, Hannah Fuller, Emily Daigneault, Lara Shore-Sheppard, Danielle Furlong, Grace Miller, Maia Sheppard, Shaleigh Levesque, Sam Whittum, Ayla Senecal, Haley Wood and Cordelia Moran.
 
Any athlete who wins a gold, silver or bronze medal in the 2018 Bay State Games Figure Skating competition will win an invitation to compete in the 2019 State Games of America to be held in August, 2019 in Lynchburg, Va., at Liberty University, where medal winners from more than 35 state games programs across the country will compete for national awards.
 
For more than three decades, Bay State Games Figure Skating has been one of the largest and most popular state games figure skating events in the country. Several skaters including Nancy Kerrigan, Tiffany Scott and Simon Shnapir competed in the Bay State Winter Games early in their careers and went on to become US Olympic Figure Skating team members. Bay State Games figure skating athletes won more than 50 medals at the 2017 State Games of America National Championship in Grand Rapids, Mich.
 
In addition to figure skating, four other sports are planned for the 2018 Bay State Winter Games. Curling, the newest addition to the roster of sports, will be held Feb. 24 at the Boys & Girls Club of Pittsfield. Bowling will be held Sunday, Feb. 25, at Ken’s Bowl in Pittsfield. On March 2, 3 and 4, Masters Ice Hockey will feature eight teams competing at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in North Adams. Alpine Skiing will take place on Saturday, March 3, at Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield.
 
Registration is open for all sports except figure skating. For more details and links to online registration, go to www.baystategames.org. For questions email info@baystategames.org or call 781-932-6555.
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