Pictured with his sister, Jacki-Lyn, Uncle Bill and brother, Bob
Power skating recital
|Jason's parents put his first pair of skates on him at the age of one. He was a determined child from a very young age. As his mother quotes, "Jason ran before he could even walk!"
At age 4, he was enrolled in Learn-to-Skate programs where he paraded around the ice surface dressed up as a Leprechaun or a Canadian Mountie for numerous skating recitals. Power skating was in preparation for hockey as Jason didn't want to be one of those little kids who needed a hockey stick just to be able to stand on the ice. ("Ankle burners" as we call them.)
Throughout 6 years of hockey, Jason was always one of the fastest skaters on his team….but lacked in stick handling skills. But big dreams of the NHL were not high on his list of priorities anyways. Hockey was only a temporary "transitional" activity for Jason. After seeing his sister come home with many speed skating medals Jason was inspired to go out and do the same.
After trying on some spandex tights for the first time at age 11 and agreeing that he "didn't look that bad in it," Jason's speed skating career was off and running!