As a 2 time Olympian, Shannon Rempel has an Olympic Silver medal, World Championship and a World Jr Championship to her name. Born and raised in Winnipeg, a hotbed for Canadian speed skaters, Shannon managed to break through onto the international scene at a remarkably young age. On blades since the time she could walk, and venturing into a variety of sports, she was introduced to speed skating at the age of 10 and was quickly setting records.
Despite being a natural athlete, Shannon has always approached sport with the utmost focus and dedication. After competing in 5 World Jr Championships, claiming the title in 2003 and setting multiple World Jr records, she also began to make a name for herself on the senior international scene. With such success and promise, she relocated to Calgary after high school, to train with world's best, which she knew was necessary to reach her dreams of becoming an Olympian. A close relationship with her family made it difficult to leave home, but they have remained unconditionally supportive in her schooling, training and competitions.
Since capturing her first World Cup win in 2006, Shannon has remained a medal threat on the World Cup circuit with 10 podium finishes and numerous top 10 results. Now 32, and 17 years with the Canadian team, she knows she has not yet reacher her potential and will continue to strive to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
When Shannon isn't at training or in class at the University of Calgary, you can find her in the kitchen baking. She loves spending time and going for coffee with her friends and being with her family at their cottage in Manitoba. She is also interested in fashion, design and photography.