|SPRINGFIELD Two members of the Little Sun Valley Skating Club based in Springfield found themselves on the podium at the Bay State Winter Games Feb. 2.|
The figure skating events were held at the Lansing Chapman Rink of the grounds of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. All first through third place winners have now qualified to represent the state of Massachusetts at the 2009 State Games of America in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Twenty-three members of the Little Sun Valley Skating Club have already qualified for the '09 State Games of America based on their performance at the Bay State Winter Games and the '07 State Games of America. More skaters may qualify through their participation in the Nutmeg State Games (in Connecticut) this summer.
From Chicopee, Lucia Montalvo won the bronze medal for her performance in Preliminary A freestyle, a U.S. Figure Skating event.
From Hampden, Sarah Varanka also won a bronze medal in a U.S. Figure Skating event, Preliminary B freestyle.
Congratulations go out to both skaters on a job well done representing their hometowns and the club.
For more information on the Little Sun Valley Skating Club, visit their Web site at www.littlesunvalleyskating.org.