Arianne Jones

Professional Tobogganer. 2014 Olympian. World Cup Medalist. Lover of Life.

Stay tuned for the next 6 weeks of adventure! ⠀ ⠀ First stop... 15 hours in Van for some needed sister vibes.

"I love people who make me laugh, I honestly think its the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person." ⠀ -Audrey Hepburn ⠀ ⠀ I second that Audrey. ⠀

If you need me on this chilly winter day Ill be pretending I am back in this lodge; warm and cozy, while reading a book all about how to be more warm and cozy...⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Must read winter book: The little book of Hygge ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀

30 days until the Olympics in Korea⠀ ⠀ 4 years ago I had just finished qualifying to compete at the Games in Sochi! Fast forward to this time around, where the Olympics are a whole new adventure for me.⠀ ⠀ Today the COC unveiled my new home in PyeongChang...CANADA HOUSE! I am proud and excited to be a part of this Team Canada in a very different capacity!⠀ ⠀ If you're looking for me From Feb 1-26 you'll find me in Canada house. Supporting my friends and athletes, their families and friends, cheering my hardest, and wearing that Team Canada Maple Leaf with pride. 🍁 ⠀ 📸: @davehollandpics

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Taking a moment of to reflect back on 2017. ⠀ ⠀ A lot of mountains were summited this past year for me. Mental, emotional and literal mountains. ⠀ ⠀ Breathe out the old. ⠀ The past, the lessons, the failures, the triumphs, the moments to celebrate and the memories made.⠀ ⠀ Breathe in the new. ⠀ The future, new places to see, memories to be made, people to meet, failures to thrive from and adventures to be had.⠀⠀ ⠀ #BreatheItAllIn @lululemon

Trying to stay warm and embrace these very Canadian winter -30 days!

Continued Part 2...⠀⠀ Retiring from sport is something very few athletes talk openly about. No one talks about it because its the hard stuff. Talking about winning a medal is easy. But I think its important to talk about. Otherwise many athletes out there think they are the only one feeling this way. And honestly, that sucks. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Everyone moves on from sport and pretends to be fine; and most days I am. However, the previous weekend watching the women race was tough. These were the women I competed alongside for the last decade of my life. ⠀⠀ To put it bluntly, It made me miss my sport. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ You can't luge casually. Unlike some other sports, when you're done you're done. There is no luge shinny on the weekend with your buds.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ I miss the risk, the adrenaline, the fight to push outside your comfort zone and the unique camaraderie of competition. I miss moments like these. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Don't get me wrong there are many aspects I don't miss either. There are two sides to every coin. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Why does this photo mean a lot to me? The obvious, I won a medal, proved to the world I could do what no one thought I could ...⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ But my favourite part of the photo is actually the german women next to me, beaming with a smile looking up at me. She is arguably the best in the world for the last decade. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The first time I saw her slide was my very first race in Europe at 15 years old. She was a fierce and powerful competitor. I thought there was no way that I would ever be able to slide at her caliber and be in the same playing field, never would she know my name and never ever would I beat her. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Fast forward a decade, where I beat her down the track to jump on the podium alongside her. The captured look in her eyes shows me that not only had we become competitors in the same playing field that day, but that I had gained her respect. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The "too small to accomplish anything, too friendly Canadian girl" gained her respect. That emotion in her eyes is why I love this photo. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Although it makes me miss my sport. This photo reminds me that you have no idea what you are capable of, and what adventures life has in store for you. So for now I'll focus on that.

"A picture is worth a thousand words"⠀ ⠀ This quote refers to the notion that an image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does. I couldn't agree more. ⠀ ⠀ I would be hard pressed to describe what this moment felt like, but I feel that these photos do it perfect justice. ⠀ ⠀ This is the 9 second play by play of the moment I realized I won my first medal. ⠀ ⠀ Being at the track all weekend for the World Cup, I couldn't help but reminisce of the same World Cup, 2 years prior. ⠀ ⠀ Oh how life can change in 2 years time. ⠀ ⠀ Being back at the track this weekend brought up a lot of emotions surrounding retiring from sport. ⠀ ⠀ Continued...⠀ ⠀ _______________________________________ ⠀

I would have been the same amount of drenched if I had walked into the ocean with all my clothes on. ⠀ •⠀ But bike beers with besties is always worth the adventure. ⠀ •⠀ When was the last time you biked in the pouring rain and just let down your guard and embraced it? ⠀ •⠀

There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices. ⠀ ⠀

I had a blast this weekend being the announcer (voice of god in the sky) for the Luge WC @winsportcanada. ⠀ It was a whole new adventure to be on this side of the camera for the first time in my sport career. ⠀ ⠀ Here's to more new media adventures to come! ⠀ _______________________________________

Soaking in some winter sun, wishing for snow. ⠀ ⠀ Recipe for the Green Tea latte: ⠀ ⠀ • 1/2 teaspoon of Matcha powder (I get mine from @lightcellar) ⠀ • 2 Tbsp of coconut butter ⠀(I order mine off my favourite site @realrawfood ) • 1 tsp-1 1/2 Tbsp of Raw Honey (depending on how sweet you want it. I love @drizzle_honey for the holiday season)⠀ • A pinch of sea salt. ⠀ • Fill with hot water, and blend! ⠀ ⠀ Matcha Facts: ⠀ Matcha has higher amounts of the amino acid, L-theanine. What does that mean? ⠀ ⠀ • L-Theanine mixed with the caffeine in green tea both help boost energy however the synergistic mix of them reduces your crash, takes away caffeine jitters and anxiety and can help create a more relaxed alert state. YES please! ⠀ ⠀ • Matcha also has massive anti-oxidant properties to keep your body healthy, happy and bright this holiday season! ⠀ ⠀ Sometimes I add @bulletproof oil into mine for an extra boost for my brain! ⠀ ⠀ _______________________________________ ⠀

Sometimes the most important moment in a day is delivering a huge presentation, or securing a deal, or developing an idea, or competing in an important event.⠀ ⠀ Sometimes the most important moment in a day is putting on your rubber boots, grabbing your best friends hand, jumping into a puddle and giggling about it. ⠀ ⠀ Each of those moments are of equal importance. ⠀ Life is about balance.⠀ ⠀ @hudsonsbay

Today is National Red Mitten Day! Who knew? Those Classic Red Canada Mittens come in all different sizes, just like the athletes they support. These are the jones specific size ;) ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ In Sochi I got offered a ridiculous amount of gear trades for all my red mittens. They also proved very handy for trades to get items or favours I needed! Hey, an athletes gotta do what ya gotta do. Everyone wants a little piece of Canada! ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ Today for every pair sold, Hudson’s Bay will double the money for Canadian athletes. You're already on your phone, so you may as well pop on over to TheBay.com and get you some stocking stuffers! ⠀ ⠀ @TeamCanada @OlympiqueCanada @HudsonsBay #RedMittenDay⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

"You can tell who the strong women are, they are the ones building each other up instead of tearing each other down."⠀ ⠀ On Sunday October 29th, Ill be at @fastandfemale Summit Event with and AMAZING group of bad-ass women ambassadors. ⠀ ⠀ We've got amazing inspirational Olympic mentors, fun activities for the body, mind, and spirit, great champ chats, new adventures, and SNACKS. ⠀ ⠀ Do you know any young girls ages 8-14 that would love to come and join? Check out Fastandfemale.com to register, or follow the link on their instagram account bio. ⠀ ⠀ Join us at the Summit so we can all build up the next generation of bas-ass girls. ⠀ ⠀

The feeling of going 140kms and hour, where the world should be a blur, but its not because you've trained your brain for this. Everything is clear. You can see the trees and the snow and where your coach stands on the track. Although you are riding the razors edge seconds away from potential chaos, it quiet in your mind as you feel you have everything all under control. The quiet stream of adrenaline into your brain keeping your senses heightened, yet the calm composure of being completely in that moment. Thats what Ill miss, now that was fun.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ _______________________________ ⠀ @Fastandfemale@TeamCanada #WeAreWinter@cbcolympics@olympics@karbonsports #karbonsports@lululemon #thisisyoga@sunterramarket #FueledBySunterra #fuelforperformance@gkskinnypasta #NourishPassionForLife@energybits #PoweredByBits #teambits@canfund@fastandfemale@classroomchampions@helmets_4heroes#longrunexploration #pacificnorthwestLNG@hudsonsbay @csicalgary @winsportcanada @lugecanada @whistlersliding @uvexsports @adidaswomen @hudsonsbay @maisonbirks @viessmann_sport @fil_luge _______________________________ ⠀ ⠀