Last year, in their first ever attendance at the Duke Trophy, WA had six representatives and unfortunately, this year we had planned to have 13 skaters but due to a conflict in dates with an IHA tournament, we lost several skaters.
From last year, we have Frank Anderson, Mark Chong, Emma Boughton-Lane and Ashley Anderson.
New to the team this year for their first Duke Trophy event will be Ethan Thai, Carys Milby, Thomas Pilote and big brother, Laurent Pilote.
The skaters will take delivery of their new WA suits in the next week and we can’t wait to showcase them for the first time.
Training had ramped up a little over the last month with some very tough sessions, and we have now started to ease off a little in preparation for the competition. Most of our skaters are still learning the sport and they have a lot left to learn. What they may lack in speed they make up for in their committment and devotion to be valuable members of our sport.
Everyone is very excited that WA will be crossing the Nullabor again to compete in this great Australian Ice Racing event. Congratulations to all WA skaters.