Chuck Bastie interviews skater Natalie Spooner
Chuck Bastie interviews skater Natalie Spooner as well as her reasons for choosing Fast and Female as her charity of choice! Chuck also chats with the CEO and Founder of Fast and Female, Chandra Crawford about the valuable partnership they’ve struck with Natalie.
Natalie Spooner is competing with Andrew Poje. She is skating for Fast and Female.
Born in Scarborough, Ont., Natalie Spooner began playing hockey at the age of four. By the time she was a teenager, she was offered a scholarship to play for Ohio State University. She played for their team, The Buckeyes, beginning in 2008 and played there for four seasons, while also earning her pre-med nutrition degree. In 2012 Spooner played one season with the Toronto Furies after being drafted into the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.
In 2014, Spooner secured her spot on the Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, where she earned her first gold medal in Sochi, Russia. Post Olympics, she returned to the Furies where she earned the Clarkson Cup Championship’s Most Valuable Player. She became the first woman in hockey history to win both an Olympic Gold Medal and the Clarkson Cup Championship in the same year. Spooner also helped Team Canada bring home a silver medal in 2018 at the PyeongChang Olympics. She is currently playing and training in pursuit of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
Spooner has always been an avid volunteer and dedicates her free time to charity events. She believes deeply in the empowerment of women and wants to continue to help young girls and women get into sports.
Spooner is competing with Andrew Poje as her partner. She is skating for Fast and Female — a charity dedicated to keeping girls healthy and providing them with positive athletic role models.
For more information about about Natalie’s charity of choice, go to www.fastandfemale.com/
For more information about CBC’s Battle Of The Blades and Natalie’s profile, go to www.cbc.ca/television/battleof…e-spooner-1.5274455
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