Belgian Junior Nationals 2014 - 2015
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Photographers: Mireille Geurts & Joy
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In the end of November we drove from the Netherlands to Lommel in Belgium, to watch the Free Skates of the juniors and seniors of this year's Belgian national championships. As it ended up, the entire senior event got cancelled.
The only competitor in the senior men, Jorik Hendrickx, had withdrawn because of a knee injury (by now he has had surgery and is recovering) and the only competitor in the senior ladies, Kaat van Daele,
unfortunately decided to end her competitive career and did not skate her free program.
The circumstances in the ice rink were not ideal, aside for having no tribune (and thus the majority of the audience stayed in the warm restaurant above), it was very foggy on the ice level, which you can see back in the photos. Sometimes we literally had 'skaters in the mist'. Nevertheless we had a fun afternoon watching Belgium's young talent at work, as well as some familiar coaches. We hope you enjoy the (sometimes foggy) photos!
Photos in order: Bob RASSCHAERT, Timothee MANAND