Meet Olivier Rochon, freestyle skier

Olivier Rochon is a freestyle skier (aerials) from Quebec. He’s been competing in skiing since 2009. Before that, he was hoping to compete as a gymnast in the 2012 London Olympics. A broken wrist caused him to switch sports but gave him the foundation for becoming one of the best aerialists in the world.

Connect with Olivier on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and watch this video taken last fall.

Speed round fun with Olivier

What’s your most used emoji?

What’s your favourite pump-up song?
“I’m Too Sexy” – Right Said Fred

Hopscotch or tag?
Tag

Read the book or see the movie?
Read the book THEN see the movie.

Do you collect anything? If so, what?
I like to collect a nice picture from every place I go in the world.

What was your favourite subject in school?
History

Hiking or biking?
Both, depends on the weather.

Ocean or lake?
Lake

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Eggs Benedict

What activities did you do when you were a kid?
Soccer, swimming, mountain biking, hockey, gymnastics, skiing.

Cats or dogs?
Dogs

If you could travel in time where and to when would you go?
I would travel back to the colonization of Canada when Christopher Columbus traveled to the new world.

Early bird or night owl?
Early bird

What is something you’ve never tried but would like to?
Heli-skiing trip.

Can you tell us about a time you failed?
When I was younger I failed in being smart with my money and now I understand why.

What’s one thing you can’t live without?
My dog is my best friend.

Most embarrassing moment?
Not being able to be serious about my job and ending up getting suspended from my sport for one year.

Why is physical literacy important for kids? 
For them to be able to have a chance at understanding physical literacy is something all kids should get to know. Even if they might not get it at the time, if we are able to communicate it to them I think that the first step is the most important one. Just like the first step of a child.

Inspired by Olivier? Get started by taking the first steps to becoming a freestyle skier.

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