MEET JADE CHINSKI !
Tell us about yourself!
Hi, my name is Jade and I am from Edmonton, Alberta. I am in the 7th grade and I have been playing hockey since I was 4 years old.
After 5 years of playing all girls hockey, I decided to join a co-ed league a few years ago and I continued playing for an all girls team in the Spring. I find it helpful to play both women’s and co-ed hockey.
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
I would like to inspire other women hockey players to be the best version of themselves by being consistent in their training. I will be able to show them how I practice regularly on my Instagram account. All of the WHL ambassadors and their posts inspired me to work harder and so I would like to do the same by showing up consistently.
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
I am looking forward to meeting and sharing stories with WHL ambassadors and other women hockey players. We will become inspired by each other and be able to push each other to be better players on and off the ice.
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
I enjoy drawing animal cartoon characters and also creating acrylic paintings. I feel happy when I am around animals and have a cat named Ashes and a dog named Bolt. Whenever I have a spare time, I like to bake cookies or make my own bread. Don’t leave unbaked dough around your pets! They will eat it all up. My dog Bolt ate the raw dough that I left outside to rise!
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
I would like to have dinner with Hailey Wickeniser. She is a great hockey player, business woman, educator and a huge supporter of young female hockey players. I would love to hear about the struggles and successes she has experienced and what they have taught her.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
My dad always has been telling me that, ”You are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for.” I sometimes have a hard time believing in myself and my own ability to perform well when I play games. I have gotten a lot of training and practice so I have to trust my ability to perform well.
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
There are so many amazing women hockey players; I support the mission of closing the gap between what boys and girls can aspire to achieve!