Peninsula skater third at SummerSkate event

Saffron Hilder brought home bronze from the BC Super Series SummerSkate this month.

  • Aug. 26, 2015 10:00 a.m.

NORTH SAANICH – A local skater brought home bronze from the BC Super Series SummerSkate this month.

Saffron Hilder, 14, from Peninsula Figure Skating Club, competed against skaters from B.C., Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Yukon Aug. 13 to 16 at Burnaby 8 Rinks. Hilder placed fifth in the short program, second in the long program and third overall in her Pre-Novice U16 category.

“This was the first time Saffron had competed at SummerSkate and we were thrilled she did so well,” said Hilder’s coach, Lorraine Hyne.

The regular skating season is set to begin again in September with club registration for both CanSkate and junior, intermediate and senior skaters taking place on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information see

– Submitted by Peninsula Figure Skating Club

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