Skip of the 2014 Olympic Champion Curling Team
Jennifer Jones is Canada’s most decorated and recognizable female curler. She won an Olympic gold medal as skip of the Canadian team at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, just 18 months after having ACL surgery, and 15 months after becoming a mother for the first time. Her team dominated the Olympic field, winning all 11 games, and in the process Jones became the first female skip in history to go through the Games undefeated.
Known as one of the best pressure players to ever compete in her sport, Jones came to national prominence at the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts when she won her first Canadian title thanks to “The Shot”, a maneuver described by many sports commentators as the greatest curling championship shot in history. Jones is also a former Women’s World Champion, four-time Canadian Champion, and nine-time Provincial Champion.
A natural leader whose innovative strategies have changed the face of women’s curling, Jones draws on her unprecedented experience, sharing her approach to leadership, teamwork, determination, and performing under pressure.
A graduate of the University of Manitoba, where she completed her Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1999, Jones has worked as a lawyer both in private practice and as in-house counsel in a corporate setting. She continues to be heavily involved in her community, serving on numerous boards over the years, and is currently serving on Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre Foundation Board.