Audrey McManiman

Birth Date
January 24, 1995
Years Practicing
11
Hometown
Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare
Residence
Quebec City
Sport
Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air

Notable Events

For sure it is the Winter Youth Olympic Games; it was my first competition after a both knees surgery recovery, the first gold medal for Canada and I also been nominated to carry the flag during the closing ceremony, I am still words less to this amazing experience which I will never forget.

Early Memory

I almost learned snowboarding in my backyard with the old snowboard of my cousin, my parents are dairy producer so the farm gave me the best playground when I was young and I wanted to try every sport. But I really started snowboard in Val St-Côme; I took some snow classes and 5 years after I joined the Quebec team. I am now on the national development team for my 4th year.

On Your Playlist

The Black Keys, Edward Shape, Allah-Las, Milky Chance, Vance Joy.

Current/Best Read

In Pursuit of Excellence by Terry Orlick

Words To Live By

The finest quality of an athlete is his ability to never give up.

Bio

Home Town: Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare (one hour north from Montreal), I am now living in Quebec City for training and stdying.

Personality Traits: Passionate, simple, hard worker. I am always surrounded by new challenges.

Successes: Snowboard slopestyle gold medalist of the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. I competed two times at the World Junior Championship and once at World Senior Championship last winter where I finished 16th.  I also did my first world cup final in Big air last winter where I finished 6th.

Other Interests and Hobbies: I am studying in naturals sciences and after I would like to become a sport therapist. I love hiking, road biking, mountain biking, climbing, yoga, skating, surfing and many more! Otherwise, I like watching movies and cooking.