Wheel ScenePlatform Episode 66 – Kaya Turski
from Wheel Scene on 9 Mar 2023

Most people know Kaya Turski as the dominant Winter X Games champion, with eight gold medals and a bronze to her name, as well as winning the world championships in freestyle skiing. Before all that, she just so happened to be one of the best female street skaters of all time. If you require evidence, check out her section in the D Structure team video What is and her exceptional section in the iconic Brandon Negrete video Road To Nowhere. Both sections still stand up against today’s standards and prove how much she was pushing the envelope for female rollerblading. Kaya has proven herself to be one of the very best on both skates and skis, and her career in freestyle skiing only ended when chronic headaches made it pretty much impossible for her to continue training and competing. She retired from professional skiing in 2017 and recently started working as a TV correspondant at major ski events like the Winter X Games. I caught up with her back home in Montreal to find out about her skating background, how she ended up in a Brandon Negrete video, some memorable moments from that era, including hanging out with and getting to know some of the most famous skaters of all time. References:Road To Nowhere – Kaya Turski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUPO3qd0_NQWhat is… DS – Kaya Turski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXadGAQq-6YKaya Turski – Slopestyle Gold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D17Ll3FT38EWinter X Games 2012 – Kaya Turski Gold Medal Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf7FLGuSaecKaya Turski Retires from Freestyle Skiing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiO2Iwo-7X0&t=181sNew Wheel Scene T-shirts available here – https://wheelscene.bigcartel.comMassive thank you my Patreon supporters: Josh Allen Faction Skate Company Chris Archer Reto Burgin Jumpstreet Podcast Rene Dillon Neil Owen Samuel Brownlee Stephen Johnstone Micki Toft A Parker Dean Bradley Bill Campbell Ron Escobar Jason Newing Patrick Coddington Christopher Talley Marc ConnollyMichael GoldsmithChey WilsonNathan BentleyJeremy FanfaronVladimir KochergaJacobViktoria LovaArt OStuart LawsonMarc ConnollyJustin ThursdayZakk HelsingToan DoScott QuinnKacey Norris Will HardySkelMichael PedersenWinterclashAmber HayesDaniel SuddarthPatrick O’SullivanAlex GreyJames KeyteYou can become a Wheel Scene Patreon member here – https://www.patreon.com/wheelscene Visit the Wheel Scene online shop – https://wheelscene.bigcartel.com Follow Wheel Scene on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wheelscenebladingInstagram: wheelsceneblading