Philippe Marquis is an Olympic freestyle skier (moguls) from Quebec City. He has been competing since 2008 when he won rookie of the year for moguls at FIS World Cup. His first Olympic Games were in Sochi in 2014, when he became the second Olympic athlete in his family. His older brother, Vincent, also a freestyle skier, came fourth in Vancouver at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Speed round fun with Philippe
What’s your most used emoji?
What’s your favourite pump-up song?
“Fear of the dark” – Iron Maiden
Hopscotch or tag?
Read the book or see the movie?
Read the book.
Do you collect anything? If so, what?
Beer mats and coasters.
What was your favourite subject in school?
Hiking or biking?
Ocean or lake?
What’s your guilty pleasure?
What activities did you do when you were a kid?
Ski, soccer, hockey, tennis, bike, football
Cats or dogs?
If you could travel in time where and to when would you go?
Early bird or night owl?
What is something you’ve never tried but would like to?
Fly a plane.
Can you tell us about a time you failed?
Qualifying for the 2014 Olympics Games.
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
Most embarrassing moment?
Every time I forget someone’s name after a few seconds!
Why is physical literacy important for kids?
Because it helps people understand the positive impacts of being active. It develops their motor skills, improves their confidence and competence. It also enables individuals to make healthy, active choices that are both beneficial to and respectful of their whole self, others, and their environment.
Inspired by Philippe? Get started by taking the first steps to becoming a freestyle skier.