Jane Channell

Sport:Skeleton
Height:168cm
Weight:65kg
Birth Date:Aug. 23, 1988 (age 32)
Birth Place:North Vancouver
Residence:Calgary
Twitter:@JaneChannell
Instagram:@j.channell
Website:SeeJaneSlide.com

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 third. 

Following a 10th-place finish at the Olympics, Jane is now focused on the drive to 2022 Beijing.

Career Highlights

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
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
        7th
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

Season
Location
Result
2017/18 PyeongChang, KOR 10th

World Championship Results

Season
Location
Result
2019/20
Altenberg, GER 8th (Women's)
    2nd (Skeleton Mixed Team)
2016/17
Konigssee, GER 12th (Women's)
    8th (Team)
2015/16
Igls, AUT 13th (Women's)
    5th (Team)
2014/15
Winterberg, GER 4th Push Record (Women's) 

World Cup Results

Season
Location
Result
2019/20
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
2018/19
   
  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
2017/18
   
 
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
2016/17
   
 
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
2015/16
   
  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
2014/15
   
  Sochi, RUS 13th
  Igls, AUT 7th 
    11th
  St. Moritz, SUI 7th
  Konigssee, GER 13th
  Altenberg, GER 11th
2013/14
   
  Konigssee, GER 18th

 

Intercontinental Cup Results

Season
Location
Result
2014/15
   
  Winterberg, GER 2nd
  Koniggssee, GER 5th
    9th
2013/14
   
  Park City, USA 4th
    4th
  Whistler, CAN 6th
    10th
  Altenberg, GER 14th
    15th
  Igls, AUT 12th
    11th