Skater’s double axel is coming along
At different stages in a figure skater’s career, they have to master certain moves if they want to compete. For example, at the senior men’s level that move is a quadruple jump, or simply the quad.
At Efford’s pre-novice level, the equivalent is the double axel. She says “it’s coming along,” but there is still work to be done.
“At my level, it is something I’d like to have. I’ve been working on it.”
Canada Games bound
It appears Efford’s hard work has paid off. She will represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C., Feb. 13Mar. 1.
Efford was named to the team after performing a personal best 70.82 at the recent 2014 Canadian Chal-
lenge held in Pierrefonds, Que., Dec. 3-7.
“It makes me feel good about myself,” she said. “I’m proud to go with Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Heading to the Games will be an exciting time for the athlete. Efford is looking forward to the whole experience — competing, meeting new people and hanging out at the athlete’s village.
“I’m looking to have two clean skates and to do my best. I think that is pretty cool. I’ll be skating on television.”
Efford and her family are spending the holidays at home. That’s something she is looking forward to as well.
“It’ll be a well-deserved break.”