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01 ROLLER AND LACROSSE BALL
I use this travel roller all over my body to work out any tight spots. It’s hollow on the inside so I can pack things in there, too, like protein powder and my lacrosse ball, which I use with the roller. I’ve tried hockey balls but they tend to collapse when you put your weight on them; lacrosse balls are harder.

02 SKETCHBOOK AND COLOURING PENCILS
To wind down after a busy day of travel, I like to play around with different shapes and scenes – mountains are my favourite landscape to sketch.

03 MULTI-TOOL
I bring this with me when I head to the competition venue. It’s compact, but it has 13 tools on it. Things do go wrong – bolts get loose for example – and I need a quick fix.

04 SANDALS
I’ve had this pair for about three years. They’re easy to slip on and off and are great for wearing to the dining hall or to team meetings.

05 POWER ADAPTER
I bought my adapter in 2006, just before my first competition trip. Some of my teammates have a different adapter with them on every trip, so I take pride in the fact that I’ve always had the same one.


Mark Arendz

Disciplines Para Biathlon and Para Cross-country Skiing
Age 27
Hometown Charlottetown
Training Base Canmore, Alberta

As a Canadian dual athlete, Mark Arendz won’t have a lot of downtime in PyeongChang: Nordic skiers and biathletes often compete on the first and last days of the Winter Games (and most in between). The Maritimer has come a long way since learning to ski in his backyard in PEI, winning silver and bronze medals in the biathlon in Sochi 2014 and five medals across both his sports in last year’s World Para Nordic Championships in Finsterau, Germany. Arendz will have a streamlined packing list for his third Paralympic Games, except where his skis are concerned – he’ll be bringing 20 to 24 pairs with him to South Korea, so he’s ready whatever the conditions. “I take practically every ski I own.”

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