Featuring Ann Shaw
Debbi Wilkes welcomes Skate Canada Hall of Fame member, Ann Shaw. As a former international dance competitor and now a retired official, Ann has experienced every part of the skating world. From judging national, world and Olympic events to serving on the ISU Dance Committee, Ann’s pedigree and contributions have helped promote and define our sport in Canada and around the world.
For skating “lifers” like Ann Shaw, passion for the sport never waivers. Ann’s commitment and vision continue to inspire and challenge how to progress the sport in its evolution.
Enjoy this special podcast as Ann shares some of her most memorable skating experiences.
Today: My Life On and Off the Ice
by Alaine Chartrand, Canadian Champion
It has now been a year away from training and competing and what a year of growth and learning it has been. Two years ago, I made the decision to skate one more season for myself and was looking forward to the start of my Kinesiology degree at York University. Fast forward two years, and I’m still spending the majority of my time at a rink and at school – just in a different capacity. I started to work full-time as a skating coach as well as continuing my university studies, albeit in another city across the country.