Fernie skater Hunter Bezak has been icing out the competition this past month with podium finishes at her last two events.
Competing in the Provincial Super Series STARSkate final in Kelowna in early March, Bezak ranked second in the province during the Junior Silver Free Skate and also received a gold medal during the Bronze Interpretive Skate.
Along with these recent accomplishments, the Fernie Skating Club nominated Bezak for its Athlete of the Year award, which she later went on to win for the Kootenay region. Bezak also scooped up another Athlete of the Year title by Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon.
“I worked so hard throughout the season, it’s nice to know that all that hard work isn’t just going down the drain,” the 15-year-old skater said of her achievements. “When it’s just myself out there, I feel like I can give it my all and it will pay off. It’s all on me and I don’t have to rely on anybody else,” she added.
On May 2, Bezak and her mother will be flown to Vancouver to accept both awards.