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TOYO TIRES WINTER PREP: 8 questions with Slopestyle skier Skye Clarke

Oct. 31, 2018

Winter season is just around the corner so Freestyle Canada and Toyo Tires decided to find out how the winners of the 2017/18 Toyo Cup are getting ready for their up-coming competitive season.  

ABOUT THE TOYO CUP

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.

TOYO CUP PRIZES FOR 2018-2019:
  • $5K education bursaries for top 3 women
  • $5K education bursaries for top 3 men.

The bursaries will be split between the top 3 accordingly: $2500, $1500, $1000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

 

Featured Athlete

Name: Skye Clarke

Sport: Slopestyle

Age: 15

Home Club: Whistler Freestyle Club

Home Town: Vancouver

Current Team: Winsport Performance Team

Sponsors: Giro

2017/18 Toyo Cup Ranking: 3rd

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What is it about your sport that you love (why did you choose your Freestyle discipline?)

I really love the freedom and creativity that comes with it. There is always a new way to do something or make it look different, which I really like.

What are some of your other interests/passions besides skiing?

I played field hockey and ultimate frisbee at a relatively high level before I focused on skiing. I also love design/drawing and woodwork.   

What was your top result from last year and how did it happen?

I would say my best result was 3rd in Slopestyle and Halfpipe at Stoneham. I was just feeling good on my skis in the weeks prior, and I worked hard on the tricks I wanted to do in my runs.   

How have you been physically preparing for the up-coming winter season?

I have been going to the gym, doing dryland and trampolining whenever I get a chance. Also, I do quite a few activities like biking, skateboarding, hiking, etc.

How have you been mentally preparing for the up-coming winter season?

I have been mentally preparing for this season mostly by just thinking about and visualizing skiing, but I have also tried working on getting less frustrated if things do not go the way I would like them to go while I am skiing. 

How much skiing do you do in the off-season and where are some of the places you have gone?

I am fortunate to ski in Whistler on the glacier for about two weeks at the start of the summer which is always great. I am actually in New Zealand right now doing some training for the upcoming season as well.  

What are your competitive ski goals for this next ski season?

I would say my competitive goals for the season are to do well in the Canadian Open Tour and hopefully podium there. Also, qualifying and competing in NorAms is a goal of mine, and I would be very excited if I could land a run that I am happy with at one of them.

What would you like to accomplish in your ski career?

Some things I would like to accomplish in my ski career would be compete on the World Cup circuit, potentially qualify for the Olympics or X-Games. Also to have a part in a ski movie has always been a dream of mine, and hopefully inspire those around me.   

 

Are you prepared for Winter? Explore Toyo Tires Winter selection now! 

 

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