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Conversations with Roz

Canadian, freeskier, scholar, X Games gold medalist, world champion, Olympian, and inspiration to skiers, females, and Canadians across the globe. This April, Roz Groenewoud will become the first Canadian freestyle skier to graduate from University while still being a part of the national team. Over the next two years, Roz will not only write the MCATs plus look at grad school programs in neuroscience, but will do so while working hard to earn her ticket to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Roz is supported by MEC, Bern, BMW Canada, and Coalition Snow. She is also an active athlete ambassador for Right to...

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LPP: Advancing Female Skiing

Low Pressure Podcast chats with two of the best, Lexi Dupont and Leah Evans, in Revelstoke BC. “The two were there competing in the Red Bull Cold Rush.  Lexi and Leah have led similar paths. They both started skiing at a young age and both earned sports scholarships in the States, Lexi for sailing and Leah for Field Hockey.  That didn’t last long as they each discovered and started competing in Big Mountain Skiing Comps. In this episode we discuss their position of being strong and positive  role models for female skiers and how they navigate social media to positively enhance...

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Sherry McConkey | TEDx

After the tragic death of her husband Shane in 2009, Sherry McConkey had to change in order to continue to thrive. Shane McConkey, regarded as the most influential skier in the world, believed that if you have the courage to be authentic, anything is possible. In this very authentic talk, Sherry discusses how the legacy of Shane empowers her daily to discover a new and better version of herself. An avid world traveler, Sherry McConkey was born in Ireland, raised in South Africa, and began her global journey in 1989. After traveling through Europe and Canada, she landed in...

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Jason Levinthal | TEDx

Jason Levinthal shares his view from the helm of his start-up ski company. He lives by the logic, “If I want to land a big jump, I’m going to drop in with as much speed as possible.” Jason Levinthal is the founder of J Skis. As a pioneer in the modern ski industry, Levinthal has instituted unique marketing and design practices within his field. In addition, Levinthal took home the bronze medal in The Winter X Games’ first-ever skiing event in 1998. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by...

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