Anne carves up national skating competition

BRIGHTON’S Anne Smith has skated her way into national recognition at the recent Crystal Challenge Cup in Melbourne.

Anne, who achieved seven levels of skating in just 18 months, won the artistic Aussie Skate Divison 1 intermediate in a time of 23.52.  She also won the Aussie Skate Technical Intermediate.

Anne’s on the way to realising her dream.



































Anne said she had a lot of passion for the ice skating.

“My dream is to represent Tasmania in the State competition and Olympic Games in near future.

Anne puts her success down to hard work training nine and half hours a week with her coach Oxana Anichkina.

“I am delighted that I achieved two first placings at the Crystal Challenge Cup in Melbourne between September 13 – 15  this year The competition was my first competition interstate.

“After I watched movie called Ice Princess  I was inspired to try it. My carer Colleen took me to Glenorchy Ice Skating Rink for skating sessions and I loved it from the very first time I saw it,” Anne said.

“Now, I am Intermediate 2 Level skater and working my way up to pass my next level which is Free Skate 1.”