(November 11, 2008) – On October 3, 2008 Skate Canada posted a web story about Mairi Liska a seventh grader from Ottawa, Ontario who wrote a paper about someone she admires. Mairi wrote her paper on Jeff Buttle the 2008 ISU World Figure Skating Champion.
The 2008 HomeSense Skate Canada International happened to be in Ottawa and Mairi had a chance to meet her hero. Skate Canada was able to arrange some one-on-one time for the 12-year-old fan.
After meeting Jeff, Mairi told her mom “This is better than Disney!”
Jeff Buttle and Mairi Liska at the 2008 HomeSense Skate Canada International in Ottawa