PODCAST: Erika Huszár – New Goals Every Day

PODCAST: Erika Huszár – New Goals Every Day

This interview first appeared as an article in the November 2013 issue of Life in Québec Magazine.

When the Club de patinage de vitesse de Ste-Foy (Ste-Foy Speed Skating Club) needed a head coach, they turned to Hungarian Erika Huszár, a recently retired Olympic speed skater, a European inline speed skating champion and a big gun in the history of short track speed skating in Hungary.

The Olympics were an experience of a lifetime for Huszár who says, “I never had to compete in such a big arena with so many people watching. It was very stressful and at the same time very exciting to be in the same Olympic village with the best athletes in the world.”

When Huszár landed here in 2010 the only French she knew consisted of “oui” and “non”.  She admits that back then, “French just hurt my ears.” She started skating with the Club de patinage de vitesse de Québec (CPVQ) and although she was nervous, it did not take long for people to warm to her. “I was a good skater, it didn’t matter what country I was from,” says Huszár. “I’ve never found anyone here to be unfriendly, probably because of sports.” The language barrier did make it difficult for her to rent an apartment or buy a car. Her new Quebec friends from the club vouched for her and her boyfriend and helped get them everything they needed.

Read the original article here – Erika Huszár – New Goals Every Day   

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About Author

Jason Enlow

Jason Enlow is a Special Education Technician at an English elementary school. He was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in Burlington, Ontario. Jason studied Radio and Television at Ryerson University in Toronto. His previous employers include CityTV, CBC, The Weather Network, and Global Television. He’s worked as a DJ, camera operator, musician, teacher, translator and video game content designer. Jason moved to Quebec City in 1997 where he still lives today with his wife and three sons.

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