Langley figure skater Kayla Halliday took gold in the Juvenile Women U-14 Figure Skating in the BC Winter Games in Kamloops on Saturday.
Silver went to Ellie Cheung from Richmond, while Della Williamson of Abbotsford took bronze.
Halliday, a 12-year-old student at Noel Booth Elementary, was recently profiled by two classmates for the school district website.
They reported Halliday took up figure skating after first trying hockey, a sport in which her father, grand-father and great-grandfather had excelled.
The article noted Halliday practises six days a week, sometimes twice a day with an hour off the ice and hopes to one day represent Canada in the Olympics.
“Kayla’s favourite trick is the double axel as this is her highest jump right now,” the article said.
Halliday is currently the B.C. Juvenile women’s U14 champion and trains with Canadian Olympic skaters such as Patrick Chan and Larkyn Austman.
Local medalists include:
Kayla Halliday — gold, juvenile women
Karan Jangra — bronze, advanced kumite boys open weight and silver, intermediate kumite 2 boys +156 cm
Aryan Kaul — bronze, intermediate kumite 2 boys +156 cm
Chloe Ireland — silver, intermediate kumite 2 girls +157 cm
Alex Feldman — silver, immediate kumite boys open weight
Teagan Gammel — bronze, immediate kumite girls open weight
Cole Maclean — bronze, immediate kata boys
Emily Zheng — bronze, intermediate kumite 1 girls, 156 cm
David Aliakbar — bronze, two day aggregate boys barrow
Jayden Poole — gold, B Group boys 3 metre, silver B Group boys 1 metre
Paige Bush — gold, C Group girls 1 metre, bronze as a member of the Fraser Valley synchro mixed team
Sarah Butt — bronze, B Group, girls 1 metre, bronze B Group girls 3 metre, silver as member of Fraser Valley synchro mixed team
Sophie Krausher — gold, JO7 women uneven bars
Blake Morfitt — silver, Level 3 men parallel bars
Owen Fielding — bronze, Level 3 men parallel bars
Blake Morfitt, Connor Fielding, Owen Fielding — gold as members of the Fraser Valley Level 3 Men’s Team