Anastasia Bucsis was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and started speed skating at the age of 4. In her 24 years as a competitive speed skater, she competed in 46 World Cups, 6 World Championships, and 2 Olympic Games. She was the proud participant in 3 Alberta Games, most notably in Jasper 2006 where she won Gold. She also was the proud recipient of a silver medal at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse.
She now lives in Toronto and works for CBC Sports as their Athlete Management Lead, speed skating analyst, and host of the “Players Own Voice” podcast- which debuted at #3 on iTunes. When she isn’t working, Anastasia is a passionate advocate for mental health issues and working towards ending homophobia in sport.