Speed Skating Canada

ASSISTANT COACH, NATIONAL PROGRAM

Shannon Rempel

BIOGRAPHY

Olympic silver medalist Shannon Rempel joined Canada’s long track national team as an assistant coach in 2020, where she supports the Calgary-based sprint and women’s allround training groups.

Rempel officially retired from competitive skating in 2018 after competing internationally for nearly two decades. The Winnipeg native has coached with the Calgary Grizzlies Speed Skating Club since 2003, most recently in their long track competitive stream. This new position marks her entry into the world of high performance coaching.

A two-time Olympian, Rempel helped Canada win silver in the Team Pursuit at Torino 2006, alongside teammates Kristina Groves, Clara Hughes, Cindy Klassen and Christine Nesbitt. She won a total of eleven World Cup medals from 2006 to 2009 and represented Canada at nearly 20 World Championships, winning gold as a member of the Team Pursuit squad in 2007.

A dominate junior-level skater, Rempel captured 10 medals at the World Junior Championship from 2001 to 2004 and is the only Canadian women to reach the overall podium at the event twice, winning gold in 2003 and bronze in 2004. She also broke three world junior records during her career and still holds the Canadian junior record in the 500m (38.53 seconds), which has stood since 2003.

QUICK FACTS

DATE OF BIRTH

November 26, 1984

BIRTHPLACE

Winnipeg, Man.

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, Man.

TRAINING CENTRE

Olympic Oval (Calgary)

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Communications, University of Calgary

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