Acacia Hill began skating at 2 years old, and soon after found huge success in the sport. She began competing at the age of 5, often coming in the top 3 at her competitions. From the start, Acacia showed an immense amount of promise for the future as she was recruited to be on a traveling team. She was selected at a 3-day seminar out hundreds of applicants to be on this team which traveled to many competitions around Canada. She remained on this team for 3 years. Throughout her skating career Acacia has trained at some of the top training facilities around the country which equipped her to become a strong skater and now serves as useful insight on different perspectives and techniques for training athletes. Acacia is a 4-time COS sectional medalist in Pre Novice, Novice, Junior and Senior ladies. Acacia placed 3rd at the Eastern challenge In Novice ladies and also attended an international where she represented Canada and placed 13th in Novice ladies. Acacia has competed in 2 national and 1 Canadian championship where she placed in the top 20 out of all of Canada. Now a Skate Canada certified regional and provincial coach, Acacia is currently in training for her national coaching level. Acacia has found a passion for coaching and in a short time has had athletes compete at the Provincial championships. She hopes to one day have athletes at the National and Olympic level. Her knowledge, love, experience in the competition and show world of figure skating is a huge attribute and will help mold her athletes to have an all-around package.
Like many of the other coaches at BHSA, Shaquille began skating at a very young age as his mother introduced him to the sport. As a men's single skater, Shaquille garnered commendable success including a COS champion title, Canadian National silver and bronze medals and National team placements. Beyond National accomplishments, Shaquille had the opportunity to compete internationally for Canada which began in 2008 as he made his international debut at the Junior Grand Prix in England, followed by another Grand Prix competition in Japan where he placed 13th. With all of his own personal accomplishments, additionally Shaquille also skated in a second discipline, pairs for over 3 years. In both 2008 and 2009, Shaquille and his partner were the bronze medalist at the National championships. Shaq competed in Senior pairs at the National level in the 2019- 2020 season where he placed in the top 10. Shaquille is an outstanding athlete! With a strong sense of determination to take his own athleticism, knowledge, experience and dedication to the sport, Shaquille eagerly plans to evolve and push each of his students to be the best that they can be in figure skating.
Asher Hill is a former Canadian World and National Team Member. Skating since the age of 4, he showed a passion for artistry, performance, skating skills and excelled at both freeskate and ice dance, competing at the national level for both. He eventually turned his focus solely to ice dance一winning 3 consecutive national titles (Pre-Novice, Novice, Junior) international medals in both Junior and Senior, representing Canada at the 2012 World Championships with long time partner Kharis Ralph. With his vast experience as an international competitive ice dancer his coaching focus is educating our skaters on proper skating techniques such as power, flow, turns, edge quality, and performance. In his short years as a choreographer he has created programs for National and International competitors and medalists in both single and ice dance, including 2020 National Women’s Bronze Medalist, Madeline Schizas. Asher is also the co-host of CBC Sports’ “That Figure Skating Show” and is the twin brother of our director Acacia Hill.
Nobahar was an Iranian refugee who fled Tehran, Iran at the age of 5 when the country was under huge conflicts. Her father put her into Skating once they arrived and settled in Canada. Nobahar competed all the way up to the junior level before she would retire and have an amazing and extensive career in the Show world. Nobahar also competed in Rhythmic gymnastics where she quickly excelled as well. Nobahar was junior world champion in rhythmic at a very young age. However her passion lied with skating. Nobahar skated and performed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Hot Ice skating Show, was a former Show skater with Holiday on Ice, Busch Garden performer, She toured 9 months across Europe performing in amazing venues, and many more shows. Nobahar biggest highlight of her Performing career was getting the Principle role in the Cirque du soleil “Crystal” Ice Show. Now retired from the show world, Nobahar is taking all her travelling, performance and experiences and applying them to the students within the school. Nobahar has quickly found a passion as a choreographer, conditioning and flexibility coach off the ice and is an amazing Spin Technician. With her passion and love for the sport Nobahar has the all around package to help the students of BHSA excel.