LEAGH WRIGHT first donned skates at the age of 3; all these years later, the Vancouver-based broker still feels that skating is “the closest you can get to flying with your feet on the ground.”
The years of figure skating helped Wright during her time as a student, when she was able to work as a coach for the city of Vancouver while studying. The money she made as an instructor was enough to facilitate the purchase of a house.
“There was a time when I was in skates more than shoes,” she recalls. “Sometimes I did up to nine classes in a day.”
While she’s left coaching behind, Wright’s passion for the sport remains undimmed. “Going fast focuses me; it’s like meditation,” she says. “Speed is exhilarating and exciting. Give me a pair of skates and a rink, and I’m out of here.”