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: Skye Clarke
Home Club: Whistler Freestyle Club
Home Town: Vancouver
Current Team: Winsport Performance Team
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.
I played field hockey and ultimate frisbee at a relatively high level before I focused on skiing. I also love design/drawing and woodwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.