Ava Hanninen will be competing for the first time at this weekend's big event at Prospera Centre.

Ava Hanninen will be competing for the first time at this weekend's big event at Prospera Centre.

Cheam skaters in the spotlight at Prospera Centre

Some of BC's best young skating talent gathers for the long-named BC Coast Regional Championship Winterskate Competition.

Chilliwack’s Cheam Skating Club hosts the 2016 BC Coast Regional Championship Winterskate Competition this weekend at Prospera Centre.

Running Friday through Sunday, this event draws more than 650 competitors from across the Lower Mainland and as far away as Prince George.

The local club has 10 girls in the field.

Kirsten Murrin, Samara Klassen, Harmony Bayes and Chloe Ford are all first-time competitors in the STARskate 1 division, hitting the ice Friday afternoon between 12:15 and 1:40 p.m.

Sofia Ngieng follows them with the senior bronze freeskate starting at 4:45 p.m.

Kaia Vargas and Celina Peters perform Friday night.

Vargas competes in STARskate 2, which starts at 8:15 p.m. and Peters hopes to dazzle in the senior silver freeskate, starting at 8:30 p.m.

Ceilidh Ross has the latest time slot.

The reining 2015 STARskate champ defends her crown in the gold ladies freeskate, starting at 9:15 p.m.

Two Cheam girls wait until Saturday to do their thing.

Ava Hanninen gets going at 10:20 a.m. in the STARskate 3 division while Natasha Unruh skates at 5:35 p.m. in the STARskate 4 group.

Cheam hosts the event in association with Skate Canada and the BC Coast Region and all performances are free to see.

Find more info online at skatinginbc.com/competitions/competitive/2016-bc-coast-region-championshipswinterskate

Get Cheam Skating Club info at cheamskating.com