Rebecca Hayman started her career on Panorama ice.

Rebecca Hayman started her career on Panorama ice.

Peninsula skater nails top target

Rebecca Hayman passes senior competitive freeskate test after mainland training

A former Peninsula skater achieved her goal – Skate Canada’s top rating.

Rebecca Hayman passed her senior competitive freeskate test in December.

“It’s the highest test you can take,” the 18-year-old said.

The former Peninsula skater targeted that goal since she started skating 13 years ago at Panorama Recreation Centre.

At 15, she left for high calibre training opportunities on the Lower Mainland, and now lives and skates in Coquitlam. She graduated last June from Centennial secondary in Coquitlam.

Recent competitions include trips to Washington and Belgium last year. In April she’ll test her skills, now as a senior skater, at a Vancouver Island Skate International competition in Parksville.

“Now everyone’s doing triples so I have to get those done,” she said of her new status as a senior skater. “I can consistently triple [salchow] and triple toe [loop] right now so I’m not really worried about it.”