The Toronto Inline Skating Club held its annual Year End Party & Awards at the Scooter’s Roller Palace. The evening featured skating, pizza, and the award & trophy presentations for the 2008 season.
Skaters Of The Year: Sarah Hopkins & Jesse Pauley
Sarah and Jesse both won the Canadian senior titles at the 2008 RSC Canadian Championships. Sarah earned top-3 finishes in a number of marathons in the USA including Detroit and St-Paul. She represented Canada in Spain at the World Championships. Jesse won the RSO Outdoor Race Series.
Junior Skater Of The Year: Jade Pauley
Jade represented Canada at the World Championships in Gijon, Spain. He was Canadian junior champion this year and placed top-3 in the RSO Outdoor Race Series.
Rusty Bearing: Morgan Williams
Morgan Williams put together an excellent season as one of the top master skaters in North America. His enthusiasm, effort at practice and in training, support for TISC in coaching, setting up, & promoting the club helped him earn this award.
Rookie Of The Year: David Rudinski
Since David starting coming out this year, he consistently improved. His silent and constant work ethic allowed him to fit right in with the group at practice. He tested his newly acquired race skill in the RSO Outdoor Race Series.
Most Improved: Candy Wong
Candy proved that hard work yields results. Candy set personal best times over and over again this year. The hard work that she put in during the per-season was quite apparent, especially in the 500-meter sprint at the Canadian Championships in Harriston.