At age 3, Jason enrolled in his first skating class, and by age 6, he was playing in the youth hockey league. “It didn’t take long for everyone to notice – I was one of the fastest skaters on the team, and after seeing my sister come home with handful’s of shiny speed skating medals, I was inspired to try the sport myself.” Jason finished his first race in grand style; falling four times and finishing dead last – but that didn’t stop him – it FUELED his motivation and became an important life lesson (it doesn’t matter how many times you fall down, but how many times you get back up)! Jason rapidly improved, and at age 12, he competed in his first Canadian Championships!
Training and Competition
20-plus years of training and commitment has rewarded Jason with hundreds of honors and successes. “I raced in 65 World Cups and 10 World Championships – over 130 international races overall.” (making Jason one of the most accomplished and experienced speed skaters in Canadian history).
“I was devastated – I missed 3 Olympic competitions because I couldn’t stay healthy both physically and mentally” (1994, 1998, and 2002). Jason persisted, overcame, and ultimately prevailed achieving his lifelong dream of winning an Olympic Silver Medal on February 15th, 2006 in Torino, Italy.
Jason’s Passion: Healthy Life for All
Throughout Jason’s skating career, his greatest struggles were his mindset and his health. “I missed competing in the Olympics because my mind kept taking me out and I kept getting sick” … After extensive research, Jason ultimately discovered the perfect nutritional program, and immediately, his health drastically improved – and Jason’s been HEALTHY ever since! “That’s when I discovered my true passion – helping people create the life they want today through my 5 Factors For Success!”