OUR COACHES

Scott Van Horne

SCOTT VAN HORNE – Training Group 3 Coach

Credentials:

  • Certified level 3 coach (Comp-Dev) in speed skating, with over 10 years of coaching experience
  • Bachelors Degree of Science
  • Masters Degree of Science (The main study was the biomechanics of the skating push)
  • Published in the International Journal of Biomechanics – Analysis of Klap Skate Hinge Position with Respect to Skating Push Mechanics.
  • Presented at numerous International Biomechanics conferences on the topic of skating push mechanics
  • 28 years of experience designing and crafting custom-made speed skate boots worn by many of the best speed skaters in the World

Sport Experience:

  • Won multiple Canadian and North American titles in both short track and long track through the T2T equivalent age class years.
  • Won the Canada Cup Long Track Circuit and qualified for the National Long Track Team as a first-year senior skater.
  • Skated on the Canadian Development Team for the next 2 years before retiring from the sport.

Coaching Experience and Accolades:

  • 2019 National Coaching Excellence Award – Awarded by Speed Skating Canada
  • Coached/Managed at Canada Winter Games
  • Coached at many regional and national competitions for both short track and long track

Bill

BILL GENDRON – Training Group 1 & 2 Coach Tuesdays

  • Level 3 or Competition Development Certified (November 2009)
  • Coaching as a club coach at River Heights since 2002
  • Coached at many National and International meets over the years
  • Coached for many years at the Can-Am Camp in Calgary
  • Manitoba Head Coach at many meets over the years, including the North American Long Track Championships, Canadian Age Class Mass Start Meets and a number of Canada Cup Long Track Meets
  • Manitoba Head Coach and Assistant Coach at a number of Manitoba Long Track and Short Track camps.
  • Provincial Coach at a number of provincial team practices over the years to fill in for the position
  • Coached at a number of Long track ovals- Calgary, Quebec City, Richmond Oval, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, John Rose, Dawson Creek, Fort St John
  • 2009 received the Speed Skate Canada Learning Facilitator
  • 2011 Speed Skate Canada Coaching Award
  • 2014 Coaching Manitoba Vince Leah Memorial Award (for Fundamentals)
  • 2014 Impact Manitoba Coach of the Year

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EMMA ROCHE – Training Group 1 & 2 Coach Thursdays

  • Fundamentals/Level 1 Coach Certified
  • Skated with the Winnipeg Central Speed Skating Club
  • University Engineer Student 

TYLER DERRAUGH – Training Group 1 Coach Thursdays

· Certified Level 3 Coach

· BA University of Calgary

· Speed Skate Canada Development Pathway Lead

· Speed Skating Manitoba Technical Director 2015-2021

· Speed Skating Manitoba Higher Performance Committee Member 2021-Present

· Sr. Manager of TRUE Hockey’s Skate Division (2018- Present)

Coaching History:

· Manitoba Provincial Speed Skating Team Coach (2015-2021)

· Team Canada World Junior Championships Coach (2017, 2019, 2020)

· Speed Skate Canada Coaching Award of Excellence 2020

· Speed Skate Canada Family Contribution Award 2019

· 2019 Canada Winter Games Coach, Team Manitoba

Athletic History:

· 2003 Canada Winter Games, Team Manitoba

· 2009 FISU University Games, Team Canada, Silver Medal – ST 5000m Relay

· 3x Canadian National Champion (1000m, 2x Mass Start)

· Competed in 3 World Sprint Championships

· Competed in 2 World Single Distance Championships

· Participated in over 25 World Cups

· Earned 10 top 10 Finishes in ISU World Cup events

MARNIE HILLAND – Learn-to-Skate & Training Group 1 Coach Thursdays

Parent to two-speed skaters (Ryan – Olympic Oval Program Skater, Calgary & Erik —WCSSC Skater, & Manitoba Provincial Team)

Coaching Experience:

· Fundamentals/Level 1 Coach Certified

· 3 years coaching at Winnipeg Central Speed Skating Club

· 7 years coaching at Saskatoon Speed Skating Club

· Coaching Association of Canada – Concussion Awareness

· Respect in Sport