Hall of Famer

Marie-Claude Asselin

Affiliated Discipline(s): Freestyle
Date of Birth / Death: 1962
Hometown: Ste-Agathe, Que.
Active Career Period: 1977 - 1982
Induction CSHF: 1991
Induction Category: Freestyle: Ballet, Moguls, Aerials, Combined, Builder.
Marie-Claude Asselin. CSHFM Collection.

The following statement appears on the Candidature Submission Form for induction into the Honor Roll of Canadian Skiing:
“Since her debut on the competitive skiing stage, Marie-Claude’s achievements coupled with her drive and enthusiasm have made her an inspiration to those around her…”

Career Accomplishments:
1977
Member, Canadian National Junior Freestyle Team.

1977/1978
Winner of the Combined title in the Canadian Junior Freestyle National Championships (ballet, moguls, aerials).

1979
3rd place Combined title in the North American Junior Freestyle Championships (2nd moguls, 3rd ballet, 4th aerials).
Member, Canadian National World Cup Freestyle Team.

1980
North American Women’s Overall Freestyle Champion.

1981/1982/1983
Women’s World Cup Grand Prix Aerials Champion.

1981/1982
Women’s World Cup Grand Prix Champion, Combined.

1982
Sport Excellence Award.

1983 Awarded the Elaine Tanner Trophy as Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year.
Seven-time Canadian Women’s Freestyle Combined Champion.
World Cup Freestyle circuit, 30-1st place victories.

1988/1990/1991
Member, Organizing Committee, Mont Gabriel World Cup.

1985/1986/1987
Developed the “Circuit Mini-Bosses Marie-Claude Asselin” to introduce safe mogul skiing and competition to children up to the age of 11 years.

1988
Commentator, French TVA Network, Calgary Olympic Winter Games.

 

Please Note: The ski information gathered here is compiled from a number of sources; it may not be inclusive of all accomplishments.
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Marie-Claude Asselin executing a ski jump
Marie-Claude Asselin executing a ski jump. Canadian Freestyle Ski Association / John Young
Marie-Claude Asselin executing freestyle ballet routine
Marie-Claude Asselin. Canadian Freestyle Ski Association

[L to R]: Barry Séguin, Lucie Barma, Mike Nemesvary, Marie-Claude Asselin, Jean-Marc Padovani. Canadian Freestyle Ski Association.

Marie-Claude Asselin
Marie-Claude Asselin. Canadian Freestyle Ski Association.
Marie-Claude Asselin
Inductee Marie-Claude Asselin at 1991 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. CSHFM Collection.
Marie-Claude Asselin
Inductee Marie-Claude Asselin and Canadian Ski Museum Chair, Erle Bergh, at 1991 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. CSHFM Collection.

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