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Trinity Ellis

Women's Singles
Team National B Team
Sex:F
Height:182cm
Birth Date:April 28, 2002
Hometown:Pemberton, B.C.
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Trinity Ellis joined the national team program in 2017-18 as part of Luge Canada’s Next Gen group. For that season and the next, she competed on the FIL Youth World Cup circuit. She earned her first podium in January 2018 when she finished third on her favourite track Winterberg, just before she competed at the FIL World Junior Championships. Her first Youth World Cup victories came in December 2018 when she won back-to-back races in Park City, Utah to kick off that season. She quickly added a silver medal at the Youth World Cup in Calgary.  
 

In January 2019, Trinity competed at her first senior FIL World Championships and was ranked ninth among the U23 women. She joined the senior World Cup team for the second half of their season, which included competing in her first team relay in Oberhof. 
 

Trinity achieved a career highlight at the first stop of the 2019-20 World Cup season in Innsbruck where she placed career-best eighth in the women’s singles event and was part of a fourth-place finish with Reid Watts (men’s singles) and Tristan Walker and Justin Snith (doubles) in the team relay. She capped the season by winning both the Canadian junior and senior national titles. 

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity did not compete internationally during the 2020-21 season. When she returned to the World Cup circuit in November 2021, she finished 10th in the women’s singles event at the Olympic test event of the Yanqing Sliding Centre. She was also part of a fifth-place finish there with the team relay.

Ellis made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2022 where she was the top Canadian in the women’s singles event, placing 14th. She was also part of Canada’s sixth-place finish in the team relay. Despite competing in an empty stadium, Trinity knew it was the biggest stage she had ever been on and the nerves were high – an overwhelming experience knowing the support she had from home.

Getting into the Sport: Started luge at age 11 after being introduced to it during a Grade 6 field trip to the Whistler Sliding Centre… Was immediately drawn to the speed and adrenaline. She dreamed of competing at the Olympics since attending her first national team selections when she was 14. She was inspired by Olympian Kimberley McRae’s work ethic, positivity and willingness to teach… 

Did You Know: Trinity has been skiing since she was two. She grew up playing soccer and gymnastics. She graduated from high school in 2020, and is currently taking courses at Athabasca University. Trinity is Metis and has worked as a server, a landscaper, and a farm hand on Lil’wat Nation. She enjoys crochet, drawing and painting during the competition season. Also likes to spend her summers in the mountains, hiking, camping, paddleboarding, rock climbing, skiing, walking her dog, driving and fixing her car. Her party trick is she can wiggle her ears. And if you wanna dance, she has learned the “Footloose” routine with teammate, Caitlin Nash. Her favourite motto: “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” -Suzy Kasem… Has a bracelet that she calls her good luck charm… Has started a mug collection from European Christmas markets…

Career Highlights

2019 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 14
2019 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 8 (singles), 4 (Team Relay)
2019 – World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 7 (Team Relay), 21 (singles)
2019 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 16
2019 – World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 9 (U23), 29 (singles)
2018 – Junior World Championships, Altenberg, GER: 19
2018 – Youth A Overall Standings: 7
2018 – Youth A World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 3

 

Past Results

2023/2024 Season

DateEventPlace
Mar. 9Whistler Canadian Championships4
Feb. 24Sigulda World Cup17
Feb. 18Oberhof World Cup17
Feb. 10Oberhof World Cup16
Jan. 28Altenberg FIL World Championships14
Jan. 28Altenberg FIL U23 World Championships5
Jan. 13Innsbruck World Cup18
Jan. 6Winterberg World Cup15
Dec. 16Whistler World Cup6
Dec. 16Whistler America Pacific Championships5
Dec. 16Whistler World Cup16
Dec. 9Lake Placid World Cup12
Dec. 9Lake Placid World Cup Sprint11

2022/2023 Season

DateEventPlace
Mar. 10Whistler Jr. Canadian6
Mar. 5Whistler Canadian Championships4
Feb. 4Altenberg World Cup15
Jan. 29Oberhof World Champs10
Jan. 28Oberhof World Champs18
Jan. 28Oberhof U23 Championships7
Jan. 15Sigulda World Cup18
Jan. 7Sigulda World Cup16
Dec. 17Park City World Cup19
Dec. 17Park City America Pacific Championships5
Dec. 9Whistler World Cup13

2021/2022 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 10Beijing Olympics6
Feb. 8Beijing Olympics14
Jan. 9Sigulda World Cup17
Jan. 2Winterberg Team Relay5
Jan. 2Winterberg World Cup15
Dec. 31 Canadian Championships1
Dec. 19Innsbruck World Cup18
Dec. 12Altenberg Team Relay6
Dec. 11Altenberg World Cup19
Dec. 5Sochi World Cup18
Dec. 5Sochi America Pacific Championships3
Nov. 27Sochi World Cup18
Nov. 21Yanqing World Cup10
Nov. 21Yanqing Team Relay5

2020/2021 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 14Whistler Jr. Canadian3
Dec. 12Whistler Canada Cup3
Dec. 5Whistler Canadian Championships3

2019/2020 Season

DateEventPlace
Mar. 13Whistler Canadian Championships1
Mar. 13Whistler Jr. Canadian1
Feb. 2Oberhof World Cup23
Jan. 25Sigulda World Cup20
Jan. 12Altenberg World Cup21
Dec. 13Whistler World Cup20
Dec. 13Whistler America Pacific Championships7
Dec. 1Lake Placid World Cup Sprint9
Nov. 30Lake Placid World Cup14
Nov. 24Innsbruck Team Relay4
Nov. 23Innsbruck World Cup8

2018/2019 Season

DateEventPlace
Mar. 14Whistler Jr. Canadian2
Feb. 10Oberhof World Cup21
Feb. 10Oberhof Team Relay7
Feb. 3Altenberg World Cup16
Jan. 26Winterberg FIL World Championships29
Jan. 26Winterberg FIL World Championships9
Dec. 14Calgary Jr. World Cup2
Dec. 7Park City Jr. World Cup1
Dec. 5Park City Jr. World Cup1

2017/2018 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 15Calgary Jr. Canadian4
Feb. 4Altenberg FIL Junior World Championships19
Jan. 21Winterberg Jr. World Cup3
Jan. 14Innsbruck Jr. World Cup8
Jan. 12Innsbruck Jr. World Cup6
Dec. 16Konigssee Jr. World Cup10
Dec. 9Oberhof Jr. World Cup9
Dec. 9Oberhof Jr. World Cup13
Dec. 7Oberhof Jr. World Cup11
Dec. 7Oberhof Jr. World Cup11
Oct. 14Calgary Canadian Championships9