Annie Guglia : Canadian Olympic Prospect
29 years old
Sponsors : Meow Skateboards, Vans Canada, Outlaw Skateshop, Physio Extra , Bones Bearings
For the past few years, Annie Guglia has been everywhere. She has become, in a way, the female face of skateboarding in Quebec and Canada. She was one of Canada’s brightest hopes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Let’s put it this way, for Annie, skateboarding is not only a passion, “it’s what defines me as a person” she admits.
And that’s thanks to a Christmas gift her little brother received when she was only 10 years old.
“When I saw my brother make a ollie to hop on a curb, it opened up a world of possibilities. I actually started in 2002 when I was in high school and then I started hanging out with the skaters. It became my identity!”
But her debut on a skateboard was not an easy task.
“Some people are natural on a skateboard, but it wasn’t the case for me, I worked hard,” she says. ‘’ It took me at least six months to make an ollie. After that, I mainly skated the mini-ramp in Ahuntsic Park. I think I landed my first kick flip 2 years after I started skating.”
Since then, Annie’s progression has been amazing and she kickflips at will. In fact, one of her proudest accomplishments is her kick flip at Pointe-À-Callière. You can see it at the end of her part in Quit Your Day Job.
Although skateboarding is the most important part of her life, Annie has other passions. Camping in her van with her girlfriend and her dog makes her particularly happy.
In an ideal world, she would do road trips regularly in the canyons. She had one of her best days ever visiting the Zion National Park.
That and the time she ended up on the cover of King Skateboard.
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I cried a little (a lot) this morning when I saw I was on the COVER of @kingskatemag!!! 🎉😭❤️ By the way, this issue came out today and is 100% womxn, make sure to check it out!!! Thanks @jeffthorburn for making this happen, and @ryanlebel and @bshanss for standing in the water for an hour on two occasions (yup, i fell in the water a little bit the first time😆) to shoot this rad photo, you guys are the best!!!! 🛹❤️
If Annie will have to wait a bit longer before potentially representing Canada at the Olympics, you don’t need to wait to see her skate. You can notably check her winning edit for Défi Hors Piste right here :
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For the month of July, @charlantouane and I decided to try @defi_hors_piste’s video contest to do an « off-road » skate edit. They provided a list of skate challenges to do and had to make an edit under 2 minutes. Here are the challenges we did: ✅Skate over water ✅Skate in nature ✅Do a trick dressed in yellow from head to toe ✅Mirror trick/line ✅Skate a spot with a plywood ✅ Make or repair a DIY spot and skate it ✅Challenge of your choice: use all 4 elements. I skated in water, fire, dirt, grass and rock! (I also breathe air on a regular basis 🤣) We had so much fun making this, show some LUVVVV!!!! 😍❤️🙌🏼 . . . 🎥🎞: @lnsk_productions 🎵: @patrickpleaumtl Drône🛸: @connerkoula . . @adrenaline_urbaine #defihorspiste #skateinnature #explorecanada #girlsshred #ladiesofshred #meowskateboards #bonesbearings #vansskate #vanscanada #btqoutlaw