Elizabeth (Liz) Ashton

Special Olympics Team BC 2020: Speed Skating
Liz Ashton

Special Olympics BC Local:




When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics?

I started skating when I was three or four years old. My figure skating coach encouraged my to participate in Special Olympics figure skating in about 2005. I started Special Olympics speed skating in 2013.

Will these be your first Special Olympics Canada Games? If not, which other National Games did you compete in, and in what sports?

These will these be my first Special Olympics Canada Games.

What were your results in the 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games? How did you feel about your performance?

I brought home four silver medals from the 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games. I feel good about my performance, but I know there is always room to improve.

What does it mean to you to be part of Special Olympics Team BC 2020?

I'm honoured to be able to represent our province and my city at the National Games.

What is your goal for these National Games?

My goal is to skate my very best and to have a good time.

What does competing at National Games mean to you?

This is an opportunity to meet other athletes from across the country and make new friends.

What do you like most about the sport you will compete in at National Games?

Speed skating is a great sport. It takes a lot of hard work, but it is really exciting to go fast!

What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date?

Attending the 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games.

What would you tell someone about Special Olympics to encourage them to get involved?

Try it out! You will meet great people and have a good time.

What other Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

I also participate in Club Fit, soccer, and softball.

Please tell us a little bit more about yourself! What else would you like people to know about you?

I love horses. I started riding when I was seven and still do it every week. I love to hang out with my boyfriend of four and a half years.

What is one word you would use to describe yourself? :)