Speed Skating Canada


Thousands of skaters have proudly worn the maple leaf on the international and Olympic stages over the years. Learn more about the contributions our national team alumni have made to help grow the sport in Canada and the impact they’ve had on the sport globally.


Welcome back to the Speed Skating Canada family.

Whether you reached the pinnacle of our sport as an Olympic medallist, contributed to the national team’s success as a coach, officiated at the highest level of competition, or showed leadership in the board room, you have helped make Speed Skating Canada who we are today.

While we look ahead to the future, it’s important that we continue to celebrate our past. We want to capture the passion of former athletes, coaches, officials and administrators by preserving their connection to speed skating. And we want to highlight the great legacies of our alumni, while keeping our community up to date on what they have gone on to accomplish away from the oval.

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We’re working on an Alumni Registration Form so we can reconnect and start filling you in on upcoming initiatives.

We’re excited to welcome you back to the Speed Skating Canada family! Stay tuned for more information this summer.


Get involved with Canadian speed skating once again.

We’re looking to foster long-term engagement with our alumni through a variety of programs, events and opportunities. The goal of these initiatives is to reacquaint you with Speed Skating Canada, reconnect you with fellow alumni and provide you with an opportunity to give back to the Canadian speed skating community.

Alumni Pins

We’ve created an exclusive pin to help Speed Skating Canada alumni wear their legacy with pride. Want one for your collection? Registered alumni who make a donation of $25 or more toward our sport’s future legacy will have a pin shipped right to their door!

Stay tuned for more details this summer.

ISU Event Invitations

World Cups and World Championships hosted in Canada provide the ideal backdrop for alumni reunions. Alumni within our database can expect to receive a special invitation to these world-class events, so please join us when we come to a city near you.

Your Ideas

We have a few things in the works and will update this page as our plans are finalized. In the meantime, we would love to hear your ideas! Let us know what kind of initiatives you would be interested in and how we as Speed Skating Canada can best engage you.


Learn more about those that have proudly worn the maple leaf over the years.

While athletic careers come to an end, memories of wearing the maple leaf last forever. Speed Skating Canada has a rich history and we’re excited to highlight some of the talented individuals who have helped put Canadian speed skating on the map by proudly representing us on the biggest stages.


One of the original winter Olympic sports since 1924, international long track competitions have been taking place for over 125 years. Winners of 37 Olympic and 150 World Championship medals, Canada’s long track skaters have long held a place among the world’s elite.

These alumni have had an unforgettable impact on our sport, winning an Olympic medal or bringing home a World Champion title during their careers.

  • Arne Dankers
  • Brittany Schussler
  • Cathy Priestner
  • Catriona Le May Doan
  • Christine Nesbitt
  • Cindy Klassen
  • Clara Hughes
  • Denny Morrison
  • Gaétan Boucher
  • Jason Parker
  • Jeremy Wotherspoon
  • Justin Warsylewicz
  • Kevin Overland
  • Kristina Groves
  • Lucas Makowsky
  • Mathieu Giroux
  • Mike Ireland
  • Shannon Rempel
  • Steven Elm
  • Susan Auch
  • Sylvia Burka
  • Sylvain Bouchard

Originating in North America in the early 1900s, international short track competitions began in the 1970s and the sport joined the Olympic programme in 1992. Winners of 33 Olympic and 223 World Championship medals, Canadians have always been a dominant force in short track speed skating.

These alumni have had a lasting impact on our sport, winning an Olympic medal or bringing home a World Champion title during their careers.

  • Alanna Kraus
  • Annie Perreault
  • Anouk Leblanc-Boucher
  • Charle Cournoyer
  • Christine Boudrias
  • Éric Bédard
  • François-Louis Tremblay
  • Frédéric Blackburn
  • Guy Daignault
  • Isabelle Charest
  • Jonathan Guilmette
  • Kalyna Roberge
  • Marc Gagnon
  • Marianne St-Gelais
  • Mathieu Turcotte
  • Michel Daignault
  • Nathalie Lambert
  • Samuel Girard
  • Sylvie Daigle
  • Tania Vicent

A group of world-class coaches, officials and administrators have helped Canadian speed skaters reach unmatched heights and transformed Speed Skating Canada into a leading organization off the ice.

These alumni have helped shape our sport and their accomplishments have been recognized through induction into Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame in the Builder category.

  • André Lamothe
  • Arthur W. Panting
  • Bob Boucher
  • Bob Hodges
  • Brian Thususka
  • Bruno Comis
  • Carl Hennigar
  • Clara Overend
  • Clarence Downey
  • David Gilday
  • Debbie Fisher
  • Donald McCannell
  • Doug Gordon
  • Elsie Barlow
  • Ernie Overland
  • Eugene Hearn
  • Guy Marcoux
  • Harold Augustine
  • Harry Cody
  • Henrietta Goplen
  • Howard Comfort
  • Harold P. Costin
  • Howard Overend
  • Iris Fletcher
  • Jack Barber
  • Jack Jayner
  • Jack Walters
  • Jacques Thibault
  • Jean Grenier
  • John Hurdis
  • Ken West
  • Leonard B. Morris
  • Louis Rubenstein
  • Marcel Laberge
  • Marcel Lacroix
  • Michel Verrault
  • Ottavio Chinquanta
  • Pat Leech
  • Patricia Underhill
  • Peter Williamson
  • Pierre Gagné
  • René Marleau
  • Robert Planert
  • Ron Thompson
  • Wally Boschuk
  • William Dyer
  • William E. Roughton
  • Yves Nadeau