Haleigha ready for Games

Aldergrove figure skater Haleigha Bull will be competing at the BC Winter Games this weekend at Mission.

Aldergrove figure skater Haleigha Bull is competing in the BC Winter Games this weekend.

Aldergrove figure skater Haleigha Bull will be competing at the BC Winter Games this weekend at Mission.

Bull, 11, will be in individual Juvenile-level competition at the Mission Leisure Centre on Saturday afternoon and will be skating a routine set to the theme music from the “Tetra” video game.

Inspired by the 2010 Olympic Games four years ago, she has pursued her passion of free skate diligently and with the best instructors she could find.

The BC Winter Games targets skaters at the early competitive stages. The Juvenile Competitive category is for athletes who compete at the provincial level and the Pre-Novice Competitive category is the first category that advances to national level skaters. The athletes at the BC Games are 9-15 years old and generally train on the ice 10-15 hours per week, as well as off-ice programs including aerobics and/or floor classes.

Skate Canada BC/Yukon Section oversees the development of figure skating in the province through their 115 member clubs.

There are many different disciplines of figure skating including singles, pairs, ice dance, and synchronized skating. The BC Winter Games features a singles competition where skaters perform a short program and/or a free program, depending on their competition category. Points are earned for each skating element (e.g. jump, lift, footwork), as well as for five program components: skating skills, transitions, performance, choreography, and interpretation.

A grade 5 student at Coghlan Fundamental School, Bull started skating with the Aldergrove Skate Club, the Mission Skate Club and currently skates with the Connaught Skating Club in Richmond.

Her coach is Keegan Murphy, who is also the director of the Connaught Skating Club.

Just Posted

Langley hosting high-flying fun at annual gymnastics tournament

Action runs Friday through Sunday at the Langley Events Centre fieldhouse.

Guatemala mission offers hope, health

Peninsula team to visit remote villages, build a home, in Piedra Blanca

Annual Aldergrove Fair announces 2019 theme: ‘Aldy on the Moon’

The fair is gathering space memorabilia as well as some of the people involved in the space program.

Guitar festival host performs in upcoming show

Langley’s Don Hlus is hosting and performing in the Fraser Valley Guitar Festival on Feb. 23.

Aldergrove’s Fraser Highway to unveil another Starbucks

A commercial building on Fraser Highway will open its doors to two businesses instead of one.

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Prominent B.C. realtor says he doesn’t know how child porn got on his computer

Closing arguments heard in Ian Meissner’s Chilliwack trial for accessing, possessing child porn

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Avalanche control planned tomorrow on Highway 1

The highway will be closed in the morning east of Revelstoke

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Mayors approve SkyTrain extension to UBC

Next step is a business plan and public consultation

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Most Read