What do ballet, bobsleigh and skeleton have in common? Nothing, except that Sarah Reid practiced ballet for years before participating to a beginners’ camp in bobsleigh and eventually falling under the spell of skeleton.
The Alberta-born athlete danced for 11 years. She was just about to get her dance teaching certificate, when she felt she had enough and decided to try something different. In 2002 she participated in a beginners’ bobsleigh training camp.
But despite her best efforts, Sarah was unable to move the sled – she is only 5’2” and weighs 128 lbs. The young athlete felt disappointed, that was, until some coaches told her about skeleton. She plunged head first on the icy track and it was love at first slide.
Today, Sarah’s dancing experience helps her on the track, where - according to her - rhythm is very important.