Speed Skating Canada

LONG TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

ABOUT

First awarded in 1970, the Athlete of the Year award recognizes athletes who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to success during the season through outstanding performance at national or international competitions, dedication to the team and/or individual training program, continued growth in physical and technical abilities, and demonstration of leadership, integrity, and respect.

Canadian long track skaters are eligible to win either the Catriona Le May Doan Award (Female Long Track Athlete of the Year) or the Jeremy Wotherspoon Award (Male Long Track Athlete of the Year).

SELECTION CRITERIA

Nominees for a Long Track Athlete of the Year award must demonstrate exceptional commitment to success during the season through:

  • Outstanding performance at national or international competitions
  • Dedication to the team and/or individual training program
  • Demonstration of leadership, integrity, and respect
  • Continued development in physical and technical knowledge and abilities

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the Long Track Athlete of the Year award, athletes must have competed in a minimum of one national or international level competition in the current season and must be a member in good standing of Speed Skating Canada.

Individuals may receive an Athlete of the Year award more than once. A maximum of one winner will be selected for each award in a given year.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

YEAR FEMALE MALE
2021 Ivanie Blondin Laurent Dubreuil
2020 Ivanie Blondin Graeme Fish
YEAR
2021
FEMALE
Ivanie Blondin
MALE
Laurent Dubreuil
YEAR
2020
FEMALE
Ivanie Blondin
MALE
Graeme Fish
YEAR FEMALE MALE
2019 Isabelle Weidemann Hubert Marcotte
2018 Ivanie Blondin Ted-Jan Bloemen
2017 Ivanie Blondin Vincent De Haître
2016 Ivanie Blondin Ted-Jan Bloemen
2015 Ivanie Blondin Denny Morrison, Laurent Dubreuil
2014 Brittany Schussler Denny Morrison
2013 Christine Nesbitt Jamie Gregg
2012 Christine Nesbitt Denny Morrison
2011 Christine Nesbitt Lucas Makowsky
2010 Kristina Groves Denny Morrison
YEAR
2019
FEMALE
Isabelle Weidemann
MALE
Hubert Marcotte
YEAR
2018
FEMALE
Ivanie Blondin
MALE
Ted-Jan Bloemen
YEAR
2017
FEMALE
Ivanie Blondin
MALE
Vincent De Haître
YEAR
2016
FEMALE
Ivanie Blondin
MALE
Ted-Jan Bloemen
YEAR
2015
FEMALE
Ivanie Blondin
MALE
Denny Morrison, Laurent Dubreuil
YEAR
2014
FEMALE
Brittany Schussler
MALE
Denny Morrison
YEAR
2013
FEMALE
Christine Nesbitt
MALE
Jamie Gregg
YEAR
2012
FEMALE
Christine Nesbitt
MALE
Denny Morrison
YEAR
2011
FEMALE
Christine Nesbitt
MALE
Lucas Makowsky
YEAR
2010
FEMALE
Kristina Groves
MALE
Denny Morrison
YEAR FEMALE MALE
2009 Kristina Groves Denny Morrison
2008 Kristina Groves Denny Morrison, Jeremy Wotherspoon
2007 Cindy Klassen Denny Morrison
2006 Cindy Klassen Denny Morrison
2005 Cindy Klassen Jeremy Wotherspoon
2004 Clara Hughes Jeremy Wotherspoon
2003 Cindy Klassen Jeremy Wotherspoon
2002 Catriona Le May Doan Jeremy Wotherspoon
2001 Cindy Klassen, Catriona Le May Doan Mike Ireland, Jeremy Wotherspoon
2000 Catriona Le May Doan Jeremy Wotherspoon
YEAR
2009
FEMALE
Kristina Groves
MALE
Denny Morrison
YEAR
2008
FEMALE
Kristina Groves
MALE
Denny Morrison, Jeremy Wotherspoon
YEAR
2007
FEMALE
Cindy Klassen
MALE
Denny Morrison
YEAR
2006
FEMALE
Cindy Klassen
MALE
Denny Morrison
YEAR
2005
FEMALE
Cindy Klassen
MALE
Jeremy Wotherspoon
YEAR
2004
FEMALE
Clara Hughes
MALE
Jeremy Wotherspoon
YEAR
2003
FEMALE
Cindy Klassen
MALE
Jeremy Wotherspoon
YEAR
2002
FEMALE
Catriona Le May Doan
MALE
Jeremy Wotherspoon
YEAR
2001
FEMALE
Cindy Klassen, Catriona Le May Doan
MALE
Mike Ireland, Jeremy Wotherspoon
YEAR
2000
FEMALE
Catriona Le May Doan
MALE
Jeremy Wotherspoon
YEAR FEMALE MALE
1999 Catriona Le May Doan Jeremy Wotherspoon
1998 Catriona Le May Doan Jeremy Wotherspoon
1997 Catriona Le May Doan Neal Marshall
1996 Catriona Le May Doan Neal Marshall
1995 Susan Auch Neal Marshall
1994 Susan Auch Kevin Scott
1993 Susan Auch Sean Ireland
1992 Susan Auch Guy Thibault
1991 Susan Auch Sean Ireland
1990 Susan Auch Kevin Scott
YEAR
1999
FEMALE
Catriona Le May Doan
MALE
Jeremy Wotherspoon
YEAR
1998
FEMALE
Catriona Le May Doan
MALE
Jeremy Wotherspoon
YEAR
1997
FEMALE
Catriona Le May Doan
MALE
Neal Marshall
YEAR
1996
FEMALE
Catriona Le May Doan
MALE
Neal Marshall
YEAR
1995
FEMALE
Susan Auch
MALE
Neal Marshall
YEAR
1994
FEMALE
Susan Auch
MALE
Kevin Scott
YEAR
1993
FEMALE
Susan Auch
MALE
Sean Ireland
YEAR
1992
FEMALE
Susan Auch
MALE
Guy Thibault
YEAR
1991
FEMALE
Susan Auch
MALE
Sean Ireland
YEAR
1990
FEMALE
Susan Auch
MALE
Kevin Scott
YEAR FEMALE MALE
1989 Shelley Rhead Guy Thibault
1988 Shelley Rhead Jean Pichette
1987 Natalie Grenier Benoît Lamarche
1986 Nathalie Lambert Guy Thibault
1985 Anne Girard Gaétan Boucher
YEAR
1989
FEMALE
Shelley Rhead
MALE
Guy Thibault
YEAR
1988
FEMALE
Shelley Rhead
MALE
Jean Pichette
YEAR
1987
FEMALE
Natalie Grenier
MALE
Benoît Lamarche
YEAR
1986
FEMALE
Nathalie Lambert
MALE
Guy Thibault
YEAR
1985
FEMALE
Anne Girard
MALE
Gaétan Boucher