The little things that make me who I am in and out of sport!
With luge taking up such a large part of my life it’s hard to even find time for family and friends. Family and friends though will always come first in my life they are there through every up and down and every adventure I take on.
I am focused on representing Canada at the Olympics, but when not on the track or training I spend my time outdoors and with family. Right now living with my two little cousins gives me a great appreciation of life outside sport, and how luge can help inspire children to be active. I will come home some days and my cousins will be running around the house with my old helmets on. Racing around the kitchen, sprinting up the stairs and then sliding down feet first, I think I am living with two little luge athletes. Fishing, going for walks and playing board games are some of my favourite past times.
Children need time to get out and play every day, they need the chance to grow and develop. This is why I took part in two major volunteer opportunities this year. One was a golf tournament for the Sonshine Daycare here in Calgary, and another was a gala for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
On top of these two events I am also planning an event for The Prostate Cancer Centre here in Calgary. The event will be held in March 2014 after the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
Through all of this planning I am also working on my number 1 job, training, racing and hopefully competing for the Olympics!
I found my way into the sport of luge while attending a ski show in Calgary in 2004 where the Canadian Luge Association set up a booth to introduce Canadians to the unique sliding sport. I hopped on the wheel sled and demonstrated the start on the traveling ramp…that was enough as I have been hooked ever since. I have made a quick and steady progression in the sport evolving from a little girl trying to stay on my sled to a high-performance athlete who has cracked her way in the top-10 against the world’s best. I finished seventh at the 2013 World Championships as well as 2nd place at the U-23 Championships.
Quick Notes on Kim
Canadian Luge Team
How many years sliding:
10Years , 4 years on the Junior Circuit, 2 on the Senior Circuit
Personal Motto: Remember to stop and smell the roses.
1. 5th place at the 2014 Sochi Olympics
2. Bronze medal at Altenberg, World Cup 2014