Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is pleased to announce Bella McCurdy as the recipient of the 2023 Female Junior Show Ski Athlete of the Year Award. Bella’s journey into the world of show skiing is a testament to her dedication, passion, and love for the sport. 

Bella started water skiing at a young age, as she grew up skiing with her cousins. However, the pivotal moment of attending the Worlds held in Ontario ignited her love for show skiing competitively. With a background in dance, Bella naturally gravitated towards swivel skiing as she taught herself. She then ventured into pyramids, initially learning alongside her cousins. 

Bella’s journey reached new heights when she joined Show Ski Canada’s development program. Being part of the development team not only fueled Bella’s motivation but also deepened her passion for the sport. Throughout the season, Bella immersed herself in training, seizing every opportunity to be out on the water. The camaraderie among coaches and teammates further enriched her experience, forging friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Bella has been working hard on swivel skiing and pyramids but pyramids has become her favourite. Although, Bella is looking forward to exploring doubles in the future. 

A favourite moment for Bella this summer was bearing the Canadian flag atop the pyramid during the end-of-season Ski Show. It was a proud and unforgettable moment for Bella, symbolizing her dedication to the sport and her country. 

Bella’s journey serves as an inspiration to all aspiring athletes. We look forward to witnessing her continued success and growth in the sport.