North Vancouver's Emily Millard medals at figure skating U17 nationals

North Vancouver figure skater Emily Millard won bronze in the women’s novice (U17) division at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships held last week in Saint John, N.B.

The 14-year-old Handsworth Secondary Grade 9 student racked up 125.67 total points, finishing behind Alberta’s Kaiya Ruiter, who set a new national category record with 139.57 points, and Quebec’s Mélaurie Boivin who scored 131.34 points.

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Millard’s free skate, performed to The Sound Of Music, can be seen in the video posted below. Her performance starts at the 2:07:40 mark.

Millard has been skating since the age of four and was initially coached by North Vancouver legend Karen Magnussen. She trained for many years with the Vancouver Skating Club in North Vancouver before moving to the Champs International Skating Centre of B.C. in Burnaby in 2018, and is now coached by Joanne McLeod.

Millard is an all-around athlete who competed in track and field at Handsworth and with the NorWesters Track and Field Club. She won bronze in Grade 8 girls pentathlon at last year’s B.C. high school track and field championships.

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