Kelsey Serwa
2010 and 2014 Canadian Olympic Team
2002 BC Winter Games

 

 

Kelsey Serwa grew up skiing at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, a mountain that her grandfather co-founded in the 1960’s.  Ski racing naturally became a passion for Kelsey and led her to compete at the 2002 BC Winter Games in Williams Lake.

She was a member of the National Development Alpine Ski team until 2008 when she made the leap to the emerging sport of Ski Cross.  She quickly became a dominant force on the World Cup circuit taking her first win in 2010 and now has 16 World Cup podium finishes including gold at the 2011 World Championships.  A member of the Canadian Olympic Team in 2010 she won a silver medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

"The BC Games in 2002 was my first multi-sport competition with athletes participating from all over the province. It was a real eye-opener! The Games gave me the opportunity to create life-lasting friendships with racers that started as only being my competition.  Over the many years, fellow BC Gamer Georgia Simmerling and I have pushed each other to become better athletes and now race on the World Cup Ski Cross circuit together.”

Kelsey has had her share of adversity coming back from two knee injuries in consecutive seasons.  While she was off rehabbing her first knee injury, we were lucky enough to have her visit the 2012 BC Winter Games and present medals to the next generation ski racers.

Check out Kelsey’s profile on Olympic.ca, follow her on Twitter @kelseyserwa, visit her website, and check out the story below from Alpine Canada.