Freestyle Canada has developed a specific ranking system for the Toyo Cup, which will determine the most consistent performer overall, across all of our disciplines, in the Canada Cup Series. At the end of the season, the Toyo Cup, along with a $5000 education bursary will be awarded to the top male and female freestyle skier that finish with the highest point totals overall.
The bursaries will be split between the top 3 accordingly: $2500, $1500, $1000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Name: Megan Oldham
Home club: Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Home town: Parry Sound, Ontario
Current team: Nextgen
The part of slopestyle skiing that I love the most is the adrenaline rush that comes with the sport. The feeling of being in the air and landing new tricks is such a rush!!
Besides skiing I enjoy spending time on the trampoline and helping out at my local gymnastics club as a part time coach. I also love spending time with my family at the cottage during the summer and enjoying activities on the bay especially wakeboarding and cliff jumping.
My top result from last year was a 1st place at the Calgary NorAm and it happened based on lots of training on the course beforehand and continuous repetition of the same tricks to make sure I had them on lock for the contest.
I have been physically training for the upcoming winter season by hiring a personal trainer and participating in one-on-one sessions with my trainer once a week. I also got a full-time membership at a local gym, so I can go anytime and work on my strength, agility, balance, etc. I have been involved with the training on snow and dry land training with the Nextgen team since May as well.
I have been mentally preparing for the upcoming season by keeping my head in a good place and trying to stay positive whenever I am skiing. Also, as part of the Nextgen team we have visits with a sports counsellor who helps us through any personal and sports-related issues/stress to keep our heads clear for competitions. The counsellor also gives individual tips and exercises to keep us calm and focused for training and competitions.
In the off-season, we typically have one or two on-snow camps and two airbag camps. We often travel to Quebec for airbag training and out to Whistler, Switzerland, New Zealand, or Australia for on-snow camps. Besides that, we typically just follow the competitions wherever they take us.
My competition ski goals for this season are to compete in a few World Cups and make at least one final.
In my ski career, I would love to be able to one day compete in the Olympics and learn both-way doubles. Besides that, I just want to make sure I enjoy every moment on the hill and spend time shredding with friends.