10/12/2013 09:26 EDT | Updated 12/12/2013 05:12 EST

How ballet has helped Olympian Sarah Reid with skeleton

Sarah Reid has an extensive background in ballet. 

That's hardly the type of experience one would expect from a Canadian Olympic skeleton racer. But surprisingly enough, Reid said there is a crossover between the two. 

Reid will be competing in her first Winter Games when Olympians descend on Sochi next February, and she explained how ballet has helped her get ready for the Games. 

Watch the video above to find out more about her story.