Hayleigh Bell & Rudi Swiegers

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Hayleigh Bell, born July 19, 1996, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada,and Rudi Swiegers, born August 31, 1987, in Cape Town, South Africa, are Canadian pair skaters.

Rudi pronounces his name here:
https://youtu.be/BOWuiPMNASQ


After the 2014 Winter Olympics, Rudi Swiegers and his partner Paige Lawrence decided to sit out the next season, 2014-2015.

In 2015, Rudi returned to Calgary to form a new partnership with Hayleigh Bell.
http://www.whitewoodherald.com/blog/2015/06/04/rudi-swiegers-returns-to-skating-in-calgary/


http://sirc.ca/news/figure-skating-olympian-swiegers-back-after-year-new-partner

Both skaters jump and spin in the opposite direction from most competitors, so it was fortunate that both were looking for a new partner at the same time.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/01/16/can-a-challenge-flag-change-figure-skating

Milton's Hayleigh Bell and Sebringville's Alistair Sylvester, Mariposa school students in Barrie who spin and jump in the off-the-grain clockwise direction, claimed the junior national title.

The toughest part of the whole thing is actually in practice, where their patterns put them at risk of running into the other skaters.

"We've had our fair shares of collisions," the 18-year-old Sylvester said. "I'm actually right-handed so it made learning lifts and things a little more difficult. It's quite unusual to find left-handed teams."

It's rare, but senior pair Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers lean left, too.

"We're always like we don't want to be on the practice with them," Duhamel joked. "We end up getting in their way but we don't mean to. Our patterns go one way and theirs go the other way so it's natural you bump into each other more."

The team retired in June 2016.
https://m.facebook.com/Hayleigh-Bell-and-Rudi-Swiegers-719318761530417/


UPDATE July 2018​

Biographical Info​


Their ISU bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054561.htm

Their icenetwork bio:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630085232/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/bell_swiegers

Hayleigh's Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayleigh_Bell

Rudi's Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudi_Swiegers




Social Media​


Hayleigh's twitter:
https://twitter.com/hayleigh_bell

Rudi's Twitter
https://twitter.com/rudiswiegers

Hayleigh's facebook
https://www​.facebook.com/hayleigh.bell


Personal Best Total Score130.46ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2015
Personal Best Score Short Program46.53ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2015
Personal Best Score Free Skating83.93ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2015



PROGRAMS​


2015-16
SP November Rain by Guns and Roses; choreo by Mark Pillay
LP Howl's Moving Castle (soundtrack) by Joe Hisaishi; choreo by Tyler Myles

2016 Canadian Nationals SP at 24:51
http://dai.ly/x3nz4zm

2015 Rostelecom Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt4PsM3DgbM
2015 Rostelecom Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRndv1ipsr0

2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic SP
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39ov4p_bell-swiegers-can-short-program_sport
2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic FS
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39spxf_bell-swiegers-can-free-program_sport

COMPETITIVE HISTORY​



CompetitionSPLPFinal
2016 Canadian Nationals 8 (41.35)8 (98.88)8 (140.23)
2015 Rostelecom Cup 8 (46.53)8 (83.93)8 (130.46)
2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic 5 (48.19)5 (135.43)5 (183.62)
 
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