(June 29, 2007)
National team alumnus Aaron Lowe is taking on a new skating role as the High Performance Director for Skate Canada – British Columbia/Yukon. Lowe will be able to count on the volunteer assistance support from long time partner Megan Wing.
“We're extremely excited to begin this new venture and continue to work with skaters and coaches in BC and throughout Canada,” says Lowe. “I have always been an athlete advocate, and now I will have a very hands on role in developing skaters and skating in BC.”
The Vancouver natives skated together as a dance couple for almost 20 years growing from a young team in 1986 to the Olympic Team in 2006 where they finished in 11th place. They were on Canada’s national team for 12 years where Lowe was Team Captain for five of those years. The duo won a total of six bronze medals and three silver medals at the national championships since 1997. In addition to a bronze medal at the Cup of China in 2005 and at the 2004 SmartOnes Skate America event, Wing and Lowe also had a tenth-place finish at both the 2005 and the 2006 World Championships.
During their skating career Wing and Lowe also pursued academic goals. In 2003 they both graduated from the University of Windsor, Wing with a bachelor of arts in psychology, and Lowe with a bachelor of human kinetics. Lowe has since then completed a Masters degree in human kinetics with a major in sport management. Wing is currently completing her masters in applied social psychology.
“Working together, we will be able to cover more ground. I will be able to step in when Aaron's away from the office, for instance when he's away at an event or at a meeting,” says Wing. “We'll be able to attend events that are going on simultaneously in different locations. Although we shared our competitive experiences, we bring to the table different educational backgrounds that we hope will give greater depth to the position.”
Wing and Lowe will begin their new roles at Skate Canada – British Columbia/Yukon on September 1, 2007.