Representing Great Britain

Hugh Brabyn-Jones Bio

Profile photoWelcome to my website! My name is Hugh Brabyn-Jones. I am 18 years old, train in Montreal and compete for Great Britain internationally.

I was born in Ottawa, in March of 1997. I started skating at age 3, and began working on figure skating skills at age 5, at my local club. I continued skating throughout all of primary school, then went to a sports school close to Ottawa for 7th grade. At the beginning of high school, in 9th grade, I became more focused and driven by the skating, and ended up doing half of a day at school and half of a day at skating. This continued until the end of 10th grade, when I moved to Montreal.

Following my move to a new training centre and new coaches, I continued to represent my club in Ottawa and had a very successful year as a Canadian. It was capped off by skating in my home town at Nationals, in January of 2014, and not only getting a new Personal Best Score but also managing to pull up 6 spots from the short to finish 6th overall.

After that, I switched countries and began representing Great Britain in the summer of 2014.

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Latest News

Moving up to Senior

Colonial Open Long ProgramWhile my last year Junior might have not been exactly what I wanted, I still came away from it with some incredible experiences. For starters, representing my country in Colorado Springs, USA, for the Junior Grand Prix there, was amazing. The competition was life changing; skating on the same ice as skaters who compete at the European Championships gave me a realistic idea of what I need to be accomplishing in practice consistently.

Coming off of a 2nd place finish at Junior Nationals (up 1 spot from 3rd in 2014), I was supposed to compete in Poland in the New Year, but decided to withdraw and focus on going Senior. Two new programs, that I’m very excited to perform for the first time at the Triglav Trophy, as well as working on the bigger jumps and refinement of the easier ones, seemed much more important to me than one last Junior competition.

At this time, we’re not sure exactly which other competitions I’ll be doing, but I should be in Boston for the Colonial Open again, like last year, and should also be adding Detroit to my calendar for July. I’m very excited for my first year Senior, to perform my two new solos, and to enjoy this season!

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Recent Results

Sep 2014 18th ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Tallinn, Estonia
Nov 2014 3rd British Championships Sheffield, UK
Dec 2014 5th Santa Claus Cup Budapest, Hungary
Apr 2015 2nd Triglav Trophy Jesenice, Slovenia
May 2015 1st Colonial Open Boxborough, MA, USA
Aug 2015 2nd-S Minto Summer Skate Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Aug 2015 5th-S 3rd-F Quebec Summer Championships Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Aug 2015 1st NISA August IJS Sheffield, UK
Sep 2015 12th ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Oct 2015 3rd Skate Canada Autumn Classic International Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Dec 2015 2nd British Championships Sheffield, UK
Mar 2016 8th Triglav Trophy Jesenice, Slovenia

Upcoming Events

May 20-22, 2016 Colonial Open Boxborough, MA, USA
July 19-23, 2016 Skate Detroit Detroit, MI, USA
August, 2016 Quebec Summer Championships Montreal, Quebec, Canada
August 20-26, 2016 NISA August IJS Sheffield, UK
Nov 29 – Dec 4, 2016 British Championships Sheffield, UK


Thank you to sponsors

I want to thank all of my sponsors, corporate and personal, who have helped, in some way or another, to pay for my passion. Almost all of the costs of going to Slovenia this April were paid for by the money that I received. Every single one of those people is so generous, and I thank you for your continuing support! It really means the world to me.

To all my corporate sponsors: a big thank you for understanding the financial strains, and I am proud to say that I somehow have a connection with you.

Peak SportswearPeak Sportswear (Ottawa) has made all of my costumes and skating pants.

MK BladesA big thank you to MK Blades, for providing me with a pair of their Phantoms. I switched to them this year and have found a notable difference in overall ease of skating!

Studio BStudio B (Ottawa) continues to be my favorite hair salon on the planet.

Mansfield GymMansfield Gym in Brossard (Montréal) is a super facility…I actually enjoy doing my cardio workout there!

Ottawa InstrumentationOttawa Instrumentation Limited has a great international reputation for the instruments that they make.

Assurances Morency Insurance IncA big thank you to Assurances Morency Insurance Inc, situated just outside of Ottawa, for their help. I’m so appreciative to have such a genuine, caring company as one of my sponsors! Thank you again.

Sterling FordNext, a big thank you to the Sterling Ford dealership in Ottawa. They’ve given us such good service over the last few years, and the fact that they helped with the costs to compete in England and the U.S.A. is really generous, and much appreciated!

Dodge InkLast, but not least, I want to thank Dodge Ink Inc. for not only designing my website, but for their continuing sponsorship. I don’t feel it necessary to compliment their work, seeing as you can see the incredible end result for yourself right now! However, I will say that they have done a lot more than they needed to, and I am beyond grateful for everything that they’ve done for me.

Once again, thank you all. This coming year is going to be one to remember!