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Jenna Batty

Jenna Batty just turned 12 on Dec. 15.

And the Maple Bay Elementary School student is already in her eighth year with the Duncan Skating Club.

“I was about three and I really liked to skate so my dad took me to public skating and I then decided I wanted to join the club,’’ said Batty.

She’s progressed steadily over the years.

“I really liked it and I’ve gotten a lot better since I was just little,’’ said Batty.

She skated in the Star 3A Division during the recent island interclub competition and placed second.

A Christmas exhibition Sunday at Cowichan Arena was a fun departure from competition for Batty and the other club skaters.

“I like them both,’’ she said. “I don’t like competing all the time. It’s nice to just have a show.’’

Batty said the club had been practicing for the Christmas show for about two months.

She normally skates four times a week which keeps her pretty busy.

“I have to do my schoolwork as soon as I get home and then I get ready and go skating,’’ said Batty.

She’s working hard on more advanced skills such as new jumps, an axel and some camel spins.

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