Kelsey Serwa

Kelsey Serwa ( born September 1, 1989 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a Canadian freestyle skier. She specializes in the discipline of ski cross. My biggest success is to win the world title in 2011.


Serwa learned to ski at Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna where they live. At the beginning of their sports career, she was alpine skier. As of December 2004, she participated in FIS races, starting in March 2006 at the Nor- Am Cup. In January 2006, they celebrated their first victory in a FIS race, the seven others followed. Here, Giant Slalom and Super -G proved to be their strongest disciplines. However, in the Nor- Am Cup a twelfth place was their best result. A trainer asked Serwa late in the season 2007/ 08, if they have interest in the new freestyle ski cross discipline. Without hesitation, she participated in the first Canadian ski cross championships and went at once to the second place, after which it was incorporated into the national team.

On 5 January 2009 Serwa debuted in St. Johann in Tirol in the freestyle skiing World Cup. She drove to third place and established himself immediately in the world rankings. In their first season followed another podium finish and the Canadian championship, the International Ski Federation FIS magazine named "Rookie of the Year." After she started the 2009/10 season rather subdued, she won on 13 January 2010 in L' Alpe d' Huez her first World Cup race. At the Olympic Winter Games 2010 Serwa was eliminated in the semifinals and classified as a fifth. At the end of the season was followed by the third World Cup victory.

In the season 2010/11 Serwa won another World Cup race and decided to ski cross competition at the Winter X Games 2011 for yourself. The biggest success of her career she managed at the 2011 World Championships in Deer Valley by winning the gold medal. The 2011/12 season began with Serwa two World Cup victories in San Candido very successful. But on 11 January 2012 in L' Alpe d' Huez she fell in the final round and withdrew it tore a ligament in his left knee. Thus, the season was ended prematurely for them.

Serwa established in the 2012/13 season once again lead the world. She won two races and was twice runner-up. Just before the World Cup 2013 in Voss she suffered another torn ACL in his left knee. At the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, she won the silver medal.


Olympic games

  • Vancouver 2010: 5 ski cross
  • Sochi 2014: 2 ski cross

World Championships

  • Inawashiro 2009: 5 ski cross
  • Deer Valley 2011: first ski cross

World Cup ratings

  • Season 2008/ 09: 3 ski cross World Cup
  • Season 2009/ 10: 4 ski cross World Cup
  • Season 2010/ 11: 7th overall World Cup ski cross World Cup 3
  • Season 2011/12: 9 ski cross World Cup
  • Season 2012/13: 4 ski cross World Cup

World Cup wins

Serwa won so far 16 podiums, including 8 victories:

Other successes

Ski Cross:

Alpine Skiing:

  • 8 wins in FIS races