Ina Forrest


Ina Forrest played third on Team Canada’s wheelchair curling team which won gold at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi.  It was her second consecutive Paralympic crown after a triumphant debut at the 2010 Vancouver Games. 

Forrest has been curling since 2004 and in 2006 she was named to the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Team that finished fourth at both the 2007 and 2008 World Wheelchair Curling Championships. In 2009 she and her team won the World Wheelchair Curling Championships and Forrest secured a place for herself for 2010.

A member of the Vernon Curling club, Forrest thinks she is well suited as third because she likes to throw hits. Forrest believes, “curling requires a very steady mental focus and the perfect touch for delivering just the right weight for shots. The time commitment is the most difficult part of being an elite athlete. You want to be the best you can be which requires dedication to practice, fitness and competitions, but fitting everything in with all the other priorities in life gets difficult.”

Forrest recalls, “I will always remember when I received my first Team Canada jacket and the pride I felt to be representing Canada. Wearing the maple leaf and hearing the Canadian national anthem in competition is so much more emotionally charged than I ever anticipated. It is a swelling in your chest that threatens to bring on tears. After seven years on the national team you would expect it to lessen but it never does.”  


2014 Paralympic Winter Games Wheelchair Curling Champion… 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Champion… 2011 World Wheelchair Curling Champion… 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Wheelchair Curling Champion… 2009 World Wheelchair Curling Champion.


Canada won gold at the 2014, 2010 and 2006 Paralympic Winter Games.


FAMILY: Forrest and her husband Curtis are small business owners and have three children: Evany, Marlon and Connor. Forrest has been a member of Foster Parents International for 24 years and plans to become more involved in international humanitarianism after her children are grown.

GETTING INTO THE SPORT: Forrest began curling in 2004 after an avid local wheelchair curler approached her while shopping and suggested she give it a try. Two weeks later she was hooked. As a member of the British Columbia wheelchair curling team, she won silver at 2004 and 2005 Canadian National Wheelchair Curling Championships.

ODDS AND ENDS: Her life motto is, “Life is a journey, so plan a great trip."

Forrest describes herself as determined, smiley and left-handed. She is also a certified scuba diver.


2014 Sochi ParalympicsWheelchair CurlingWheelchair Curling - Mixedgold
2010 Vancouver ParalympicsWheelchair CurlingWheelchair Curling - Mixedgold


Games Sport Event Result
2014 Sochi Paralympics Wheelchair Curling Wheelchair Curling - Mixed 1
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Wheelchair Curling Wheelchair Curling - Mixed 1