Oval Short Track Athletes


These are the Athletes and Coaches who make up our Short Track #OvalFamily.

Short Track Stage 3 & 4


Geneve Belanger

Hometown: Montreal, QC

Highlights: 2015 World Cup Turkey (5th - 1000m)...  2015 World Senior Championships team (Moscow)...

Fav. Quote: Le plus grand plaisir dans la vie est de realiser ce que les autres vous pensent incapable de realizer. - Walter Bagehot


Maggie Beynon

Hometown: Barrie, ON

Highlights: Ranked Top 32 in Canada...

Fav. Non Speed Skating team: Liverpool F.C. (Dad`s fav. team)

Thing she can`t live without: Tea


Alison Desmarais

Hometown: Vanderhoof, BC

Highlights: Finished 4th overall at Short Track Canadian Championships... National Development team member (READ SSC BIO)... Qualified to represent Canada at World Cup (Calgary & Salt Lake City)...

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Cindy Klassen

Thing she can't live without: COOKIES!


Roger Fulton

Hometown: Fredericton, NB

Highlights: 6th ranked overall National Junior (17-18)... 3rd place provincial long jump (NB)

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Christian Taylor (USA - Track)


Vincent Girard

Hometown: Chicoutimi, QC

Highlights: 27th overall World Jr. Championships (2018)...

Fav. Quote: The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. - Amelia Earhart


Cheyenne Goh

Hometown: Edmonton, AB


Fav. Sports Movie: Cool Runnings

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Marcel Kittel (Cycling - GER)


Ethan McKinley-Young

Hometown: Ottawa, ON


Fav. Song to warm up to: I feel it coming - The Weekend

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: James Harden (NBA)


Marika Nadal

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Highlights: Alberta Short Track skater of the year (2015-2018)... Oval bursary recipiant... Art Smith Endowment Grant recipiant... Canada Games (Alberta - 2011)

Fav. Cheat Day Meal: Dad`s Lemon Tarts, Caramel M&Ms and all you can eat sushi.

Fav. Quote: Expect nothing, accept everything. 


Mitchell Schrum

Hometown: Kitchener, ON


Fav. Cheat Day Meal: Subway and Mug Cakes

Fav. Quote: Limits, like fears are often an illiusion. - Michael Jordan 


Marco Schumann

Hometown: Saskatoon, SK

Highlights: Junior Canadian Champion (17-18)... World Jr. Championships (6th 500m & 1500)

Fav. Cheat Day meal: Wendy`s Baconator with a 7-up


Brendan Yamada

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Highlights: Alberta Jr. Skater of the year (2018)... 2018 Canadian Jr. Selects champion... AAA Hockeyb and Baseball player

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Gil Junio

Fav. Animal: Kakapo

Matej Pederson

Hee Won Son

Short Track Stage 2 & Neo Senior


Mathias Bathe

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Highlights: Alberta Winter Games Short Track (1st overall)... Canadian Long track Age Class (1st overall)... 2x City Champions (Rugby - St. Francis)...

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo (NBA)


Cezara Bere

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Highlights: 3 time Canada West Short Track champions... Provincial Champion 2018 (Track Cycling)...

Things she can't live without: My friends, animals and nachos.

Fav. quote: Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great - John D Rockefeller


Celina Chabot

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Suzanne Schulting

Non Speed Skating team: Canada Women's Soccer

Thing she can't live without: My vinyl records


Sebastian Champagne

Hometown: Brantford, ON

Highlights: 10 time provincial champion... Two time Cambridge Male Athlete of the Year... 12 time provincial tournament champion (baseball)

Fav. Pro or Olympic athlete: Allen Iverson

Fav. Animal: Lion + Moose + Eagle Combo


Maxwell Cole

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Fav Pro or Olymopic Athlete: Charles Hamelin

Fav. Netflix show to binge: The Office

Fav. Cheat Meal: Apple Pie


Aaron Cooney

Hometown: Lethbridge, AB

Highlights: 2012-13 Most Improved Skater (LSSA), 2013-14 Skater of the Year (LSSA), 3-time LSSA Most Outstanding Male Skater (14-15, 15-16, 16-17)

Fav. Cheat day meal: Carls Jr. burger, shake, and slider

Fav. Quote: Don't stop me now, I'm having such a good time - Freddie Mercury


Connor Doud

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Victor Ahn

Fav. Non Speed Skating Team: Calgary Stampeders (CFL)


Chris Langridge

Hometown: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Highlights: Second in the 1500m finals Junior Selections 2, Most Improved Award (Inline Skating)

Fav. Shows to binge: X-Files, Supernatural, How I met your Mother

Fav. Musical Artists: Lauren Daigle, Jordan Feliz, Imagine Dragons


Boston Mah

Hometown: North Vancouver, BC

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Charles Hamelin

Fav. Sports Movie: Million Dollar Baby

Fav. Quote: The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power - Unknown


Craig Miller

Hometown: Prince George, BC

Highlights: 2 bronze medals (BCWG)

Fav. Show to Binge: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Chris Froome (Cycling)

Fav. Thing his Mom makes: Banana Bread


Anneke Pederson

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Highlights: Got a PB in Apex climb in Penticton without clips

Fav Pro or Olympic Athlete: Steven Bradbury (AUS)

Fav. Non Speed Skating Team: Hufflepuff


Caitlin Pelkey

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Highlights: 5th in 1000m at Jr. Selections 2; Selected for Team Canada at 27th Alta Valtellina Trophy in Bormio, Italy (2018), Competed in various styles of dance internationally.

Fav. Musical Artists: Vance Joy

Thing she can't live without: My headphones


Connor Rogerson

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Francois Hamelin

Fav. show to binge: F is for Family

Fav. Animal: Cow


Anton Shekter

Hometown: Burnaby, BC

Highlights: Team BC (Canada Winter Games 2015)

Fav. Musical Artists: Leningrad

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athletes: Viktor Ahn (KOR)


Isaac Sherwood

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Highlights: Silver medals in National Orienteering competitions

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Johnny Gaudreau (NHL)

Fav. Musical Artists: Imagine Dragons, Valley of Wolves


Marshall Shupe

Hometown: Maple Ridge, BC

Highlights: 3x Gold medals (BCWG - 2018); 2x Provincial Gold medals; 2x Gold medals (Can West - 2015); Silver 800m Provincials (Track & Field) 2x bronze medals (Track & Field - BC Games)

Fav. Song to warm up to: M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar 



Keanan St. Rose

Hometown: Prince George, BC

Highlights: Won BC Winter Games x2 (2016, 2018), Won CanWest (2016), BC Summer Games Soccer (2014, 2016)



Hunter Ullett

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Fav.Cheat Day Meal: Pizza

Fav. Thing his Mom or Dad makes: Chicken Alfredo

Fav. Non Speed Skating Team: Winnipeg Jets (NHL)


Molly Young

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Fav Cheat day Meal: Chicken McNuggets

Fav. show: Dark, Master of None

Fav. Song to warm up to: Tokyo - Brockhampton


Olivia Ashley

Hometown: Iqualuit, NU

Highlights: Relay record (Arctic Winter Games), Silver - Middle School Championship (Wrestling)

Fav. thing her Mom or Dad makes: Carvings

Fav. Pro or Olympic Athlete: Charles Hamelin


Short Track Coaches


Jonathan (Jo) Guilmette

Manager, High Performance - Short Track

Birthplace: Montreal, QC

Highlights: Olympic medalist (Gold 5000m relay, Silver 500m - 2002, Silver 5000m relay - 2006)... 11 years as a coach in the sport.... Fmr Head Coach Japan National Team 2014-2018... Joined the Olympic Oval administration in 2018...

Coach McIlveen

Alan McIlveen

Coach, ST Stage 3 & 4

Birthplace: Red Deer, AB

Highlights: 10 years as an athlete & 11 years as a coach at the Oval...Coached the Canadian Junior National Team (2010, 2016, 2017)... Worked with athletes from over a dozen countries...


Joffrey Larocque

Coach, ST Stage 2 & Neo Senior

Birthplace: Montreal, QC

Highlights: 3 years experience as a coach at the Oval... Degree in Structural Engineering (University of Saskatchewan)...


Dustin Miller

Coach, ST Stage 2 & 3

Birthplace: Kitchener, ON

Highlights: Short Track World Cup 2010/11 medallist (Silver 5000m relay)... 5 years experience as a coach at the Oval... Degree in Law & Society (University of Calgary)...


Cristina Lazarescu

Coach, ST Stage 2 & Neo Senior