They say the keys to success are hard work, dedication and practise-practise-practise.
Maple Creek’s Sierra Frey knows that all too well, and she is seeing the fruits of her labour as she heads to the Saskatchewan Winter Games held in North Battleford.
Frey will join 1,800 of the province’s top young athletes competing in 17 sports. The Maple Creek Figure Skating Club member will be competing with team Southwest, which comprises athletes from Moose Jaw, Assiniboia, Swift Current and Maple Creek.
The Maple Creek athlete had the chance to familiarize herself with the big stage having been flower retriever at Skate Canada International last year. Upon receiving the news early December, Frey says it is almost a sense of relief, but also excitement.
“I was really excited actually when I was told,” she said. “I didn’t think I was going to do that well but I did good.”
Now Sierra, along with her mother, will get things ready as they will spend Feb.21-24 in North Battleford as Sierra will be on the ice those days.
The family was keeping the announcement on the low for a bit as they tried to organize themselves. Once her fellow figure skaters heard about it, they were very excited for her.
“They were very proud of me,” Frey said. “And I also feel proud of myself that I have made it this far.”
NEWS PHOTO FACUNDO RODRIGUEZ
Sierra Frey pictured in the middle, getting ready to partake in some drills with her follow skaters with the Maple Creek Figure Skating Club. The young figure skater will be taking part in the Saskatchewan Winter Games in North Battleford.