Lauren De Winton, Alberta
From the first pair of figure skates ever to touch the ice, to the first ever executed quad jump, my project, The Evolution Of Canadian Figure Skating, will take you on a journey through time at the rink. I wanted to see all the rich history of our skaters, how the sport started, and how it went to change Canadian history. You will see and learn about all the main points on the figure skating timeline, and how we Canadians helped the sport evolve.
Calgary Regional Heritage School FairProject:
The Evolution Of Canadian Figure Skating
What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?
It would have to be stuff that I learned about Barbara Ann Scott. She is a huge inspiration to me as she is to all Canadians. The fact that she was able to achieve such high honours at such a young age was amazing. She is a great role model for me.
What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?
All Canadians help our country evolve over the years. We all take a part in bringing our society into the future, and writing our history. This is how we become legends, and heroes. The ones who help dare to take another step up the ladder are the ones we remember. They are the ones we will later read about in our history textbooks.
How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?
Comparing my life to the life of an Olympic figure skater is hard. Their lives are so driven for. They see their goal and they skate to it (no matter how far away it is). They have to work so had to get to the Olympics and have to train 24/7 to get there. I envy them for that. I am not even close to that level yet, but working my way up. I need to really work on garbing my goals like they do.