Melanie Schwartz

Name: Melanie Schwartzprofilepic2
Sport: Alpine Skiing (Paralympic)
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Nickname: Mel

Favorite Sports Memory:
My first para-alpine race was Ontario Championships where I expected to finish last since I was competing against women who’d been racing for years. So I was shocked and ecstatic when the announcer said that I’d won the race.

Favorite Quote:
All things are possible, except for skiing through arevolving door.

CAN Fund Testimonial:
I am thrilled and honoured to be chosen as a CAN Fund athlete. I can focus on skiing knowing that I have the equipment and training opportunities I need to succeed.

Best Result:
11th place 2010 Paralympics, Super Combined, Standing
Won Super G and Giant Slalom events at 2009 Nor Ams (the North American Cup series of races). Top 10 results in 3 events (Slalom, Super Combined and Downhill) at 2010 World Cup races.

Fun Facts:
I have three older sisters, I can touch my tongue to my nose. And before I started racing, I’d never skied outside of Southern Ontario.