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Richmond's figure skating stars perform well at Canada camp

Eleven members from the Connaught Skating Club took part in the Skate Canada NextGen camp

A total of 11 skaters from the Richmond-based Connaught Skating Club took part in the recent Skate Canada Next Gen Camp Simulation.

One of the club’s leading skaters, Wesley Chiu, was invited to the camp after a stellar 2020 competition season.

According to his coach, Keegan Murphy, Wesley performed a short and long program with a total score of 184 point, finishing in second place amongst 10 other boys.

The following Richmond skaters also performed in the BC Section BC Team Camp Simulation:

•        Leah Lee

•        Ellie Cheung

•        Rebecca Mah

•        Louie Fukuda-Wu

•        Tehryn Lee

•        David Li

•        Terry Yu Tao Jin

•        William Chan

•        Jessie Sun and Victor Lum

One of those skaters, Leah Lee, a 2020 Junior Ladies BC Sectional  Champion, said of the camp, “The best aspect of participating in the BC Team Camp was to perform my new short program in front of judges and evaluators for the new season.  It was really exciting."

While fellow Connaught member, David Li, himself a 2020 Novice Mens BC Sectional Champion, said the camp was “very beneficial to have to perform my competition this early in the summer season.  It helps prepare me for the months ahead!"