By peoplestaff225
Updated October 03, 2007 06:02 PM

Current World Skeleton Champion Noelle Pikus-Pace will skip the upcoming season as she prepares to give birth to her first child, a daughter, in January.

The 25-year-old plans to come back to the sport following the birth of her daughter to prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Dad is Noelle’s husband, Janson Pace.

Photo courtesy of Amanda Bird.