A Quesnel figure skater is flying to Regina, Sask. to showcase his skills in a national competition.
Mitchell Dunn will be participating in the 2022 Skate Canada Challenge after increasing his personal best by 11 points earlier this month at the Belair Direct BC/YK Sectional Championships in Parksville.
“I’m feeling good,” he said.
“I’m skating better. I’m seeing the best I have this year right now, so I’m definitely feeling confident about my abilities.”
The 16-year-old was thrilled to have his grandma see him perform in the novice men short program at Oceanside Place Arena.
Other family members were able to watch via live stream.
Dunn and his father drove back from Parksville one day before heavy rain overwhelmed rivers, flooding farmland and damaging key transportation routes.
“We were so lucky,” he said. “I’m glad we missed that.”
The Skate Canada Challenge at Evraz Place is scheduled to run from Wednesday, Dec. 1 to Sunday, Dec. 5.
Dunn will be competing against 20 other skaters from across the country.
“I’ll be training hard as much as I can until then,” he said.