Kirk Schornstein raced against able-bodied athletes until he was a teenager. Competing in the standing category (he has congenital paralysis of his right arm), Schornstein was a consistent top-10 IPC World Cup finisher in 2012-13, and was the men’s Canadian slalom champion in 2013 after battling back from a knee surgery that kept him from competing in the 2012-13 IPC World Cup circuit. At the age of 17, he had four top-15 finishes at the 2011 IPC World Championships. In the 2015-16 season, Schornstein placed seventh in the slalom race at World Cup Finals, and consistently stayed in the top-15 across all disciplines.
Schornstein performed exceptionally well at the 2017 IPC World Championships in Tarvisio, ITA where he captured silver in the downhill. He also posted three other top-ten finishes including fourth-places in both the super-G and super combined.
In 2018, Schornstein attended his second Paralympic Games and finished in sixth-place in the downhill.