Like so many young Canadians, Trennt Michaud played Timbits hockey when he was 6 years old but he couldn’t skate very well. Ironically Michaud is now one of the best figure skaters in Canada and is this year’s winner of the “Robinson Kelleher Memorial Award” as Belleville’s Athlete of the Year.
The Belleville born Michaud and his partner Evelyn Walsh of London were National Jr. Pairs champions in 2017 and also won the Bavarian Open in Germany before finishing 5th at the Worlds in Chinese Taipei City. Michaud says that was the highlight.
Michaud began figure skating when he was ten and was inspired by the 2002 Canadian Olympic gold medal champions Jamie Sale and David Pelletier to take on a partner.
Trennt Michaud trains in Brantford but is affiliated with the Trenton Figure Skating Club.
He will receive the “Robinson-Kelleher Memorial Award” as Belleville’s Athlete of the Year tomorrow (Wednesday) night during the city’s Honours and Awards reception at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre.
Note: Michaud is the third national figure skating champion to be born at Belleville General Hospital. He joins Brian Orser and Elizabeth Manley.