Jane Channell

Birth Date:Aug. 23, 1988 (age 34)
Birth Place:North Vancouver

Born and raised in North Vancouver, sports were an integral part of Jane's high school career. While attending Simon Fraser University (SFU) to attain her BSc in Physical Geography, she continued competing in track and field and softball at the NAIA and NCAA div. 2 varsity level.

The 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City is what sparked Jane's interest in skeleton. Her dream took shape though in the lead up the 2010 Olympic Winter Games being hosted in her hometown of Vancouver. In 2009 she attended a Bobsleigh National Team camp, but it became clear that skeleton was what she loved to do. After graduating from Simon Fraser University in 2011, she moved to Whistler to fully commit to trying skeleton. Two years later she had worked her way up to the National Development Team in 2013. Jane relocated to Calgary where she competed on the Intercontinental Team in the 2013-14 season.

Her rookie season on the World Cup in 2015 was nothing short of impressive. She got the season off to a great start by capturing the Ice House women's start record for the fastest push. It ended with a fourth-place finish at the World Championships in Winterberg. Building on that foundation year, Jane took another step forward in 2016 finishing third in the overall World Cup circuit thanks to her first two career podium finishes. Jane first cracked the World Cup podium in Winterberg, Germany with a bronze-medal result. She topped that performance with a silver medal in Park City.

In the lead up to making her Olympic debut at the 2018 Games in PyeongChang, Jane set the tone early becoming the first woman ever to break the 5.00 second push mark in the Ice House when she tested 4.99 in the summer. She fed off that early success to step onto the World Cup podium at her home track at the Whistler Sliding Centre for the first time when she finished second.

After a 10th-place finish at her first Olympics, the road to the 2022 Games was anything but ordinary with the global pandemic significantly disrupting the pre-Game plan. Jane battled through adversity, returning to the World Cup circuit after a significant break with a bronze-medal finish in Konigssee. Jane went on to finish 17th in Beijing 2022.

Career Highlights

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2021 - World Cup, Koenigssee, GER      
2021 - World Championships, Altenberg, ger       8th
2020 – World Championships, Altenberg, GER       8th
2020 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI       10th
2020 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER       6th
2019 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN       5th
2019 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA       10th
2018 – World Cup, Sigulda, LAT       4th
2018 – Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR       10th
2018 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER       6th
2018 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER       6th
2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER       6th
2017 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN      
2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA       6th
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT       6th
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA       6th
2015 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER       7th
2015 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER      
2015 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER       6th
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA       6th
2016 – World Cup, Park City, USA      
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN       4th
2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT       13th
2015 – World Championships, Winterberg, GER       4th (Push Record)
2015 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI       7th
2015 – World Cup, Igls, AUT       7th
2014 – Intercontinental Cup, Winterberg, GER      

Achieved All American status on the 4x100m relay team placing 3rd in 2008/Sélectionnée «All American» aux relais 4x100m; son équipe s’est classée 3e en 2008
Ran her personal best 100m time of 11.90s at the 2010 nationals/record personnel de 11,90 sur les 100m au championnat national 2010
Named track and field team captain in 2010 and 2011; sélectionnée chef de l’équipe d’athlétisme en 2010 et 2011
Won the GNAC Indoor track and field titles in both the 60m and 200m in 2011/Championne de course à pied intérieure GNAC 2011 aux distances de 60m et de 200m
Member of the All Conference winning softball team in 2011/Membre de l’équipe de balle molle victorieuse «All conference» 2011
Competing in all nine possible National Championships for track and field and softball/Elle a concouru à tous les 9 championnats nationaux qui existent en athlétisme et en balle molle


Olympic Winter Games Results

2017/18 PyeongChang, KOR 10th
2021/22 Beijing, CHN 17th

World Championship Results

Altenberg, GER 8th (Women's) 
Altenberg, GER 8th (Women's)
    2nd (Skeleton Mixed Team)
Konigssee, GER 12th (Women's)
    8th (Team)
Igls, AUT 13th (Women's)
    5th (Team)
Winterberg, GER 4th Push Record (Women's) 

World Cup Results

  St Moritz, SUI  7th
  Winterberg, GER 9th
  Sigulda, LAT 8th
  Altenberg, GER 24th
  Winterberg, GER  12th
  Altenberg, GER 10th
  Igls, AUT  12th
Konigssee, GER 3rd
Sigulda, LAT 16th
  St. Moritz, SUI 10th
  Konigssee, GER 15th
  Igls, AUT 13th
  La Plagne, FRA 20th
  Winterberg, GER 6th
  Lake Placid, USA 11th
  Lake Placid, USA 17th
  Calgary, CAN 5th
  Calgary, CAN 7th
  Lake Placid, USA 10th
  St. Moritz, SUI 13th
  Innsbruck, AUT 15th
  Altenberg, GER 19th
  Winterberg, GER 11th
  Sigulda, LAT 4th
Konigssee, GER 6th
  St. Moritz, SUI 14th
  Altenberg, GER 6th
  Innsbruck, AUT 14th
  Winterberg, GER 6th
  Whistler, CAN 2nd
  Park City, USA 11th
  Lake Placid, USA 6th
Pyeongchang, KOR 13th
  Innsbruck, AUT 6th
  Konigssee, GER 11th
  St. Moritz, SUI 9th
  Winterberg, GER 12th
  Altenberg, GER 11th
  Lake Placid, USA 16th
  Whistler, CAN 16th
  Konigssee, GER 11th
  St. Moritz, SUI 9th
  Whistler, CAN 4th
  Park City, USA 2nd
  Lake Placid, USA 6th
  Konigssee, GER 6th
  Winterberg, GER 3rd
  Altenberg, GER 7th
  Sochi, RUS 13th
  Igls, AUT 7th 
  St. Moritz, SUI 7th
  Konigssee, GER 13th
  Altenberg, GER 11th
  Konigssee, GER 18th


Intercontinental Cup Results

  Koenigssee, GER 12th
  Altenberg, GER 6th
  Winterberg, GER 2nd
  Koenigssee, GER 5th
  Park City, USA 4th
  Whistler, CAN 6th
  Altenberg, GER 14th
  Igls, AUT 12th