Here’s Hoping for “Lucky Tries”


Well… it’s the morning before our first World Cup rugby game. A few hours from now, I will be jogging out onto the rugby pitch with 14 of my national teammates, looking forward to representing … Read More

Keep Rugby Clean


The International Rugby Board is committed to keeping the game of Rugby free of doping. This commitment includes a rigorous testing program combined with an extensive anti-doping education and awareness campaign. Keep Rugby Clean has … Read More

Olympic Recap – Sorry for the Delay


Soooo…. I owe you all a big apology! I have not written a blog since Christmas, and A LOT has happened since then! As you probably already know, I am now an Olympic gold medalist … Read More

Off Ice Adventures


The first half of the season is finally finished! I was the only brakeman to do all 5 races of the half – 4 with Kaillie Humphries and 1 with Amanda Stepenko in Cesana. I … Read More

Embracing the Promise of the Cold


The start of the season is so close I can now feel it in my bones! Part of that may be the chill that I haven’t felt since last winter. This, I’m sure, is due … Read More

Tales from the red carpet!


WOW! Two nights ago, I walked the red carpet of the MuchMusic Video Awards with four other Olympic athletes – figure skaters Joannie Rochette, Tessa Virtue and Jeff Buttle, and snow boarder Brad Martin! It … Read More

A New Life Chapter and Updates!


Wow. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve updated my blog. I am sooooo sorry that it’s taken this long. I guess part of the reason is that not much has been going … Read More

Goodbye, Whistler – See You Next Year!


Wow. I’m finally back in Toronto! I just realized that I’ve been here for only one week since last November! Sliding is really done for the season and it feels great! But let me give … Read More

Only on PEI … ‘my’ Crystal Island!


Hmmm….. I find myself back in Whistler for another two weeks of sliding prior to Canadian Championships. Even though we reached record speeds yesterday on the first day with 146 km/hr for the women and … Read More

The End of a Chapter


So….. the World Cup season is finally over! It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. It’s been a pretty crazy season: One gold medal, one silver medal, one crash in a race (when sitting in … Read More