(ISN) – Montreal, QC – Today, the 2014-2015 Canadian Freestyle Ski Moguls World Cup Team was unveiled in Montreal, QC. The team is coming off an impressive 2013-2014 campaign that culminated with four Olympic medals at the Sochi Winter Games. The impressive showing included winning the gold and silver medal in both the men’s and women’s competition.
With two-time Olympic champion Alex Bilodeau announcing his retirement, the team is led by 2014 Olympic silver medallist Mikael Kingsbury on the men’s side. Olympic gold medallist Justine Dufour-Lapointe, and her sisters Chloe, Olympic silver medallist, and Maxime, lead the women’s team.
The team will soon be heading to Ruka, Finland to compete in the season’s first World Cup on December 13. Canada will also host two FIS World Cups including one in Calgary, AB on January 3, 2015 and one in Val St. Come, QC on February 7, 2015.
“I’m looking forward to a new season and hoping to reach new heights,” said Kingsbury, 2013 World Champion. “We have a very strong team and I believe we have the potential to place on the podium at every event. I look forward to being pushed by my teammates and especially competing at the World Cups in Calgary and Val St. Come.”
“Last year was a dream season for me and I hope I can use it as a building block to even bigger things,” added Justine Dufour-Lapointe. “My sisters and I are ready to roll the momentum from the Sochi Olympics into a new year. I’m excited to head to Finland next week and proving that Canada has one of the strongest teams in the world.”
The men’s team also features Olympians Phil Marquis and Marc-Antoine Gagnon, along with Simon Lemieux and World Cup newcomer Kerrian Chunland. Olympian Audrey Robichaud rounds out the women’s team that also includes Christel Hamel and Andi Naude.