Kristina Groves

My Most Meaningful Skate Wasn't at the Olympics

Kristina Groves | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada
Kristina Groves

After the community feast in Sheshegwaning First Nation, as we were preparing to drive back to Sudbury, one of the girls I met asked me if I was ever coming back. I replied that yes, maybe one day I would make it back there for another visit. Still unsure of my impact, I asked the girl why she wanted me to come back. And she said, "Because nobody ever comes here."

Sidney Crosby and Me: A Concussionary Tale

Kristina Groves | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Living
Kristina Groves

I don't claim for one minute to understand the weight of expectation that now sits heavily on Sidney Crosby's shoulders. I can however empathize with everyone else who has ever been through a concussion that the lingering risk is not something easily forgotten.

The Spark Is Gone

Kristina Groves | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Living
Kristina Groves

Continuing to compete wouldn't be fair to those who support me or to my coaches and teammates or, most importantly, to myself. It took a healthy dose of brutal honesty for me to admit that no matter how I slice it, I always come back to the same thing: it is quite simply, sadly, happily, the end.