His success as a sprinter led him to a season as a brake man with Bobsleigh Canada. Alex then served three years competing for Canada in Bobsleigh and had the record for fastest start at the Calgary ice house and the Canadian record at Calgary Olympic Track. His dream was to qualify for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but was prevented by an injury.
Once surgically recovered from his injury Alex, using his dual citizenship, decided to try out for Norway. He also switched to Skeleton racing where they hurtle down the track at speeds of 80 miles per hour with their nose just inches from the ice. Prior to 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Alex competed on the World Cup circuit in late 2017 and early 2018. His ranking during the World Cup improved to the point where he placed a very respectable 20th of 30 racers, making the Final, and finishing only 5.34 seconds behind the Gold winner after four heats.
The Sports Heritage Wall of Fame is honoured to welcome Alex Hanssen as a most deserving Inductee.