Todd McClements has been a coach with Canada’s long track national team since 2012, working primarily with team’s Calgary-based middle and long distances male skaters.
A third generation speed skater from Saskatoon, McClements skated in the Olympic Oval’s long track program from 1991 to 2002 and competed at the Canada Winter Games before moving into coaching. He was hired on as a full-time coach with the Olympic Oval’s high performance program in 2004 and helped guide athletes such as Anastasia Bucsis, Kali Christ, Vincent de Haître, Lauren McGuire, Shannon Rempel, Brianne Tutt and Ben Donnelly to podium performance at World Cups and World Championships.
In addition to Canadian skaters, he has also mentored national team skaters from Austria, China, Sweden, North Korea and the United States who train in Calgary, most notably helping Anna Rokita of Austria earn a pair of top-10 finishes at Torino 2006.
McClements took on a role with the national team program in 2012 and in recent years began working alongside fellow coach Bart Schouten to oversees men’s middle and long distance skaters such as Ted-Jan Bloemen, Jordan Belchos, Graeme Fish and Tyson Langelaar.