Height: 5’7″ / 169 cm
Weight: 130lbs / 60 kg
Birth date: 1991/10/21 in Sibiu, ROM
Residence: Calgary, AB
Boots: Apex Custom
Blades: Maplez 16.5”
Glasses: Oakley Radar EV Orange
Music: Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Kygo
Food: Sushi, Korean BBQ.
Favourite rink: Collalbo, Italia
Languages: Romanian, German, English and French
Hobbies: Skating, cooking, painting, road cycling, tennis and skiing.
Alexandra is an Olympic long track speed skater, living and training in Calgary, Alberta since 2008. Alexandra competes in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m distances.
Alexandra was born in 1991, in Romania. She started skiing and skating at the age of 2. Her mother was a Romanian national champion speed skater in 1986, and encouraged Alex to pursue her dreams as a speed skater.
After moving to Toronto, Ontario with her parents and younger sister, in 2001, Alexandra started speed skating in fall 2001 with the Toronto Cyclones Short Track.
In 2007, Alexandra went to Erfurt (GER), Inzell (GER), and Collalbo (ITA), to train with the Romanian National Long Track Team, which was led by her mother’s former coach. (Yes, he still coached!). Realizing she had a higher chance of skating in an Olympics as a long track skater, Alexandra decided to stop skating short track. She later represented Romania at the World Junior Championships in Changchun China, in 2008 as a long track skater.
Later in 2008, Alexandra left her family in Toronto and at the age of 16, moved to Calgary to pursue her dream of representing Canada on the world stage. Thanks to her mother, Sanda, who believed in her daughter’s dreams, she let Alexandra move on her own and follow her heart. She was accepted into the National Sport School, and the Olympic Oval Program for skating. Alexandra has been living alone in Calgary ever since, and is proud to call the Olympic Oval her home base.
Alex represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in Seinajoki, Finland and Groningen, Netherlands in 2011. Alex was selected for the Canadian National Senior Team, for the World Cup Circuit in Japan, Korea, Holland and Germany in 2014. She has since competed in 2 World Championship, and over 20 World Cup Competitions.
Alexandra currently holds two national records, the 500m, and the 1000m.
Alexandra loves to paint and draw in her free time, which she also sells to support her skating career. Alexandra enjoys playing the piano and the guitar. A big fan of Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones, she finds time for friends, family and enjoys going to rock concerts when she isn’t cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
Alex is now 26 years old, and after representing Canada for 5 years, she has decided to represent her homeland of Romania to allow herself a fair chance at representing herself without political involvement in sport. She has competed for Romania at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea, placing 31st in the ladies 500.