Hayleigh Bell

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Hayleigh Bell
2012 World Junior FS Hayleigh Bell Alistair Sylvester.jpg
Bell/Sylvester in 2012
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1996-07-19) July 19, 1996 (age 20)
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Partner Rudi Swiegers
Former partner Alistair Sylvester
Coach Anabelle Langlois, Cody Hay
Former coach Lee Barkell
Choreographer Mark Pillay, Tyler Myles
Former choreographer Kelly Johnson
Skating club Skate Regina
Former skating club Mariposa School of Skating
Training locations Calgary, Alberta
Former training locations Barrie, Ontario
Began skating 2003

Hayleigh Bell (born July 19, 1996) is a Canadian pair skater who currently competes with Rudi Swiegers. She competed at two World Junior Championships with former partner Alistair Sylvester.

Personal life[edit]

Hayleigh Bell was born July 19, 1996 in Burlington, Ontario.[1] As of 2015, she is a part-time assistant at a grocery store's cooking school.[2]

Skating career[edit]

Partnership with Sylvester[edit]

Bell and Alistair Sylvester teamed up around 2009 and were coached by Lee Barkell at the Allandale Recreation Centre in Barrie, Ontario.[3] After winning the novice title at the 2012 Canadian Championships, the pair was named in Canada's team to the 2012 World Junior Championships in Minsk, Belarus. They placed 12th in the short program, 9th in the free skate, and 12th overall.

The following season, Bell/Sylvester received their first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignments; they placed 7th in Austria and 6th in Croatia. Having won the junior title at the 2013 Canadian Championships, they were sent to Milan, Italy to compete at the 2013 World Junior Championships. They finished 11th after placing 14th in the short and 10th in the free.

Partnership with Swiegers[edit]

Bell teamed up with Rudi Swiegers in May 2015.[2] They placed 5th in their international debut at the 2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic and then 8th at a Grand Prix event, the 2015 Rostelecom Cup.


With Swiegers[edit]

Season Short program Free skating

With Sylvester[edit]

Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Pairs with Swiegers[edit]

Event 2015–16
GP Rostelecom Cup 8th
Skate Canada Autumn Classic 5th
Canadian Championships 8th

Pairs with Sylvester[edit]

Event 2011–12 2012–13
World Junior Champ. 12th 11th
JGP Austria 7th
JGP Croatia 6th
Canadian Championships 1st N. 1st. J.
Levels: N. = Novice, J. = Junior

Single skating[edit]

Event 2011–12 2012–13
Canadian Championships 18th N. 16th J.
Levels: N. = Novice, J. = Junior


  1. ^ a b "Hayleigh BELL / Rudi SWIEGERS: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Kwong, PJ (November 18, 2015). "Figure skaters get creative to cover massive costs". CBC Sports. 
  3. ^ a b Walker, Elvin (September 13, 2012). "Canada's Bell and Sylvester hope for more surprises". Golden Skate. 
  4. ^ "Hayleigh BELL / Alistair SYLVESTER: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hayleigh BELL / Alistair SYLVESTER: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Competition Results: Hayleigh BELL / Rudi SWIEGERS". International Skating Union. 
  7. ^ "Competition Results: Hayleigh BELL / Alistair SYLVESTER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hayleigh Bell at Wikimedia Commons