SIX young girls with dreams of becoming Olympic figure skaters are competing at Baulkham Hills next month.
Ziah Burns, 7, of Seven Hills, Bianca Douglas, 13, of Baulkham Hills, Taryn Muehlbacher, 12, of North Rocks, Kaitlyn Dye, 13, of Kings Langley, Meeri Lee, 12, of Oakville and Brianna Webster, 8, of Epping are members of the Norwest Figure Skating Club which organised the competition at Sydney Ice Arena on Solent Circuit.
Ziah’s mother, Suzette Po-Williams, said her daughter and the others hoped to represent their club at state and later national levels in the Olympics.
‘‘It is their hope and dream and we, as their mums, will do our best to help them make their dreams come true,’’ she said.
The six responded with a loud ‘‘yes’’ when asked by the Sun if that was what they wanted.
Watch Norwest figure skaters video as they dazzle on the ice.
Norwest Figure Skating Club has thrown open the competition to the members of seven clubs belonging to NSW Ice Skating Association in an effort to find out where its members are placed in state ranking.
Norwest Figure Skating Club has about 40 single members and 10 family members, aged 6-50, including some who competed at the state championships last year.
Club convener Dona Novak said she was confident, given time, that some of them would represent the club in national and international championships.
She said the coming competition was open to members of registered ice skating clubs at all levels to lift the standard in the region.
‘‘All participants will receive a certificate and a medal and each divisional first, second and third winner will get a trophy,’’ she said.
‘‘Please come and enjoy watching the competitors of varying levels of excellence, their amazing costumes and the excitement of this beautiful and graceful sport.’’
The club is also looking for new members and sponsors.
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