Frédérique “Fred” Turgeon
Meet Frédérique “Fred”
Frédérique, or “Fred”, joined the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team in 2017 and has gone on to have a tremendous career in the women’s standing category, where she competes on one ski. She wears a prosthesis when she walks and skied on two skis until 2013 when she switched to three-tracking. Since making the change, she has become one of the best in the world. She had her breakout season in 2018/19, with three medals in the Kranjska Gora, Slovenia 2019 World Para-Alpine Skiing Championships. She topped that off with six more World Cup podiums on her way to hoisting the Crystal Globe as the overall slalom points-leader in the women's standing category.
Frédérique has dedicated all her achievements to her father, who passed away unexpectedly in December 2018. She describes her sport as a way for her to connect with him, as if he was skiing by her side.
Get to know them
- What is a goal you’re working on?
I will live mindfully and try to achieve a constant state of calm awareness by meditating every day.
- What is a book you read that made an impact on you?
The Champion’s Mind by Jim Afremow.
- What is one thing that everyone should experience in your city?
Anyone visiting Montreal should experience one of the many festivals it offers throughout the year. The energy is definitely one of a kind. I strongly recommend Osheaga and Igloofest.
- What’s your favourite way to sweat?
Tennis, by far. If it wasn’t for alpine skiing, I’d be a tennis player. I also enjoy rollerblading at Montreal’s F1 track. The surface is too good not to enjoy.
- Song you never get sick of listening to?
Flight319 by 070 Shake.