Written by U SPORTS
Getting to know your Team Canada 2019 FISU Winter Universiade athletes: Aidan Kirkham, Cross Country Skiing
U SPORTS sits down with the athletes set to don the maple leaf at the World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia in our interview series “Getting to know…”
Name: Aidan Kirkham
School: Carleton University
Sport (years): Cross Country Skiing (9 years)
Program: Environmental Science
Hometown: Kanata, Ont.
Totally stoked, it is a great honor.
First time representing Canada on the international stage and first time at Universiade. Currently place in the Top 10-30 at Canadian Championship events.
Experiencing Russian culture. This will be my first time out of North America so I am excited to see how different Russia is from Canada/USA.
Personal goals would be to finish in the Top 30 in the 10km classic/10km skate. Team goals would be to help my team achieve the best result possible in the 4×7.5 km relay.
The AK, AK.
A wide variety, don’t really have a pump up song.
Trailer Park Boys.
The sport of cross country skiing isn’t just a bunch of old people leisurely shuffling through the woods or in a field. It is an awesome sport where you get to be outside, push yourself to your limits, stay fit and meet great people. Plus with two techniques, various race formats and race distances ranging from 1.5 km to 50 km, there is a style of race out there for everyone to enjoy.