I've decided to officially retire from the wonderful world of speed skating. As Speed Skating Canada wouldn't use my whole quote for their press release, I've decided to post it here.

"I'm thankful for all of the memories and experiences that short track has given me over the years. Most importantly, this sport has taught me a lot about myself and how to persevere. I'm looking forward to using these lessons in other aspects of my life.

Thanks to all of the people that helped me reach my goals and mostly to my team mates who made me drag myself out of bed every morning. Good luck to all of the girls and guys. Let's go Valerie Maltais."

Thanks for welcoming me back into B.C. It was such a pleasure to meet so many cool kids and thanks so much for the support! Check out the photos from my B.C trip.…/4/8/d4yop20wbrxp8cafw1cmkof8wjkze1

After all the amazing personal highs of a winter Olympic Games, one in which I was fortunate enough to return home with a Olympic Silver medal. It quickly dawned on me how closely people were following the games and how much it had inspired them. I was finally lucky enough to make a trip over to my…
Bronze Medal in the relay World Cup #2:
1500m A final:

It was fun to race Marty the reporter:

Marty The Reporter has long backed himself as the fastest skater in the Tournament Capital. When Jessica Hewitt, formerly of the Kamloops Long Blades, won si...

Come and skate with me at McArthur Island Arena, where I first started speed skating. Bring your kids to eat some delicious cupcakes! April 5th 12-2pm.

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Jessica Hewitt added a new photo.
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Jessica Hewitt added a new photo.
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Jessica Hewitt added a new photo.
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View from our condo/my bed.

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We're heading to Sochi tomorrow and ready to Nail it when we get there!

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Awesome good luck message from the Kamloops Longlades. Thanks guys.... 9 days til Sochi!

Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skaters wishing Jessica good luck at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. (from the BC Long Track Championships in Fort St John) GO JESSICA - ...

Received our Olympic suits today!

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19 serious days til Sochi.

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As I’m sure most people know it’s only twenty-five days until the opening ceremonies in Sochi.  It’s sort of an interesting time for me because time seems to be moving fast and slow at the same time.  The Olympics are just around the corner, the Olympics that I have always dreamed of and I feel a ca...

Here's a interview from breakfast television:

Stories from Kamloops, my hometown.

Jessica Hewitt Speed Skater for the Canadian Olympic team fondly remembers her hometown and her childhood. Follow her story at: