Our Club

The WCSSC Board consists of parents and interested members of the community.

To find out about all our specific programs, click here

Equipment is not a problem, as we provide skates for an annual rental charge. All skaters require a helmet, safety glasses, leather gloves or mitts, neck protection and shin guards. For details on the required equipment, click here.

For details on how to register for our programs, click here

For details on all the meets throughout the year check out the MSSA calendar, click here

Outstanding Men – River Heights Skaters History

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Tyson Langelaar is a Canadian speed skater from the River Heights Speed Skating Club. He is a Canada Games medalist; Current National Team member and World Cup medalist. In February 2017, Langelaar won the bronze medal at the 2017 World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland. At the 2018 World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Utah, he finished second overall.

In 2019 he turned professional. Langelaar finished fifth in the 1500m race at the 2019–20 ISU World Cup No. 2 in Tomaszów Mazowiecki.

Christian Liebzeit is a Canadian speed skater from the River Heights Speed Skating Club. His is a Canada Games alum and was River Heights Speed Skating Club’s Most Promising Male 2011 & 2015.  Christian is currently trying to qualify for National Development team.

 Jess Neufeld is a Canadian speed skater from the River Heights Speed Skating Club. He is a Canada Games alum and was River Heights Speed Skating Club’s Most Promising Male 2009.  He is currently a National Team member.

 Connor Woods is a Canadian speed skater from the River Heights Speed Skating Club. He is a Canada Games alum and was River Heights Speed Skating Club’s Most Improved Male 2006.  Connor is currently on the National Development Team.

 Reece Derraugh was a Canadian speed skater from the River Heights Speed Skating Club. He is a Canada Games alum and was a Manitoba Provincial Team member.  Reece now works with Speed Skate Canada as the long track team equipment technician.

 Tyler Derraugh was a Canadian speed skater from the River Heights Speed Skating Club. He is a Canada Games Alum and was a Manitoba Provincial Team member.  He was the River Heights Speed Skating Club’s Most Promising Male 2003 and was a National Team member and World cup medalist.  Tyler is now the Manitoba Provincial Team Coach.

 Sean Ireland was a Canadian speed skater from the River Heights Speed Skating Club. He is a Canada Games alum and was a National champion and team member, Sean is a World cup medalist, Olympian and now works for Calgary Oval Management.

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Mike Ireland was a Canadian speed skater from the River Heights Speed Skating Club. He is a Canada Games Alum and was the River Heights Speed Skating Club’s Most Promising Male 1991 and was on the Manitoba Provincial Team member, National champion and National team member, Mike was a World Cup multi medalist; 3x Olympian and 2001 World Sprint Champion. 

Outstanding Women River Heights Skaters History 

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Lindsey Kent was a Canadian speed skater from River Heights Speed Skating Club.  She is a Canada Games alum and is currently a National Team member.

Brittany Schussler was a Canadian speed skater from River Heights Speed Skating Club. She was a member of the national speed skating team from 2002 to 2014. Schussler’s best individual performance was placing sixth in the 1500 metres at the World Championships in 2008 and she is a three times bronze medallist at the National Single Distance Championships. Her best team performances include a gold medal at a World Cup team pursuit (February 2008), first place in the World Cup standings for team pursuit in 2008 and a silver medal at the 2008 World Championships in Nagano. -Shannon Rempel; Canada Games alum; National champion, team member, Olympian and Silver Olympic, Team Pursuit.

Gail Johnston was a Canadian speed skater from River Heights Speed Skating Club.  She was a Manitoba Provincial Team member and Canada Games alum. Gail also coaches long track this year for group 1 & 2 for WCSSC.  (Her daughter now skates for WCSSC and the Manitoba Provincial Team)

Tracy Leipsic was a Canadian speed skater from River Heights Speed Skating Club.  She medaled at the Canada Games; Manitoba Provincial Team member. River Heights Most Promising Female 1984, 86, 87.  She was a National and North American Champion.  Tracy is now a life long volunteer with club and MSSA Board member; Starter and Coach.  (Her son now skates for WCSSC and the Manitoba Provincial Team)

Marg Stapley was a Canadian speed skater from River Heights Speed Skating Club.  She competed in the Canada Games and was a Manitoba Provincial Team and National Development Team member.  River Heights Most Promising Female 1979, 80, 82, 83.

Kathy (Vogt) Gregg was a Canadian speed skater from the River Heights Speed Skating Club.  She competed in the 1976 & 1980 Olympics.  River Heights Most Promising Female 1976 (Her children then skated out of AB and 2 are Olympians!)

Pat Durnin was a Canadian speed skater from the River Heights Speed Skating Club. She competed in the women’s 3000 metres at the 1980 Winter Olympics.  River Heights Most Promising Female 1972.

 

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