EAP

Oval Elite Athlete Pathway Program

The evolution of the Oval Program is now called the Oval Elite Athlete Pathway.

The Olympic Oval has provided high-performance coaching and training to long track and short track athletes for nearly three decades. Oval programs were established shortly after the 1988 Winter Olympics, when the need for high-level coaching for both Canadian and international athletes was deemed necessary.

Since that time, the Olympic Oval's short and long track programs have grown to more than 150 athletes and employ more than 10-speed skating coaches (full and part-time). Oval Elite Athlete Pathway Program athletes range in performance starting at provincial team level up to National Team level. 

Athletes from around the world (Canada, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Columbia, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Mongolia, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United States and Ukraine) have trained in the Olympic Oval speed skating programs.

The Olympic Oval short and long track programs continue to be the leaders in sports development and research. In this program, athletes have had tremendous success in setting world records, winning medals at Olympics, World Championships, World Cups, and qualifying for National teams.

Admission to the Oval Elite Pathway Program

The Olympic Oval short and long track programs continue to be the leaders in sports development and research. In this program, athletes have had tremendous success in setting world records, winning medals at Olympics, World Championships, World Cups, and qualifying for National teams.


Where to start

Please note, all applications are subject to approval by the OVAL ELITE ATHLETE PATHWAY Directors. Those who do not meet the requirements are encouraged to contact the Calgary Speed Skating Association or the Calgary Grizzlies. Upon acceptance to the program, athletes must complete a formal application and read and sign an athlete code of conduct agreement that outlines all athletes' accountabilities and responsibilities. All payments received for the OVAL ELITE ATHLETE PATHWAY are NON-REFUNDABLE and due before training begins.

Contact Programs

Long Track Programs

Acceptance into the Long Track Oval Program is based on specific requirements defined in our Long Track Elite Athlete Pathway Document. This document results from many months of development in consultation with Speed Skating Canada, Oval Programs and the Provincial / Territorial Speed Skating Associations and their member clubs. 

We ask that you carefully take the time to read the document to understand where you fit regarding the requirements at the different stages of the pathway. 

Elite Athlete Pathway Document

Short Track Programs

Acceptance into the Short Track Oval Program is based on the Short Track Elite Athlete Pathway Document's specific requirements. This document results from many months of development in consultation with Speed Skating Canada, Oval Programs and the Provincial / Territorial Speed Skating Associations and their member clubs. 

We ask that you carefully take the time to read the document to understand where you fit regarding the requirements at the different stages of the pathway. 

Elite Athlete Pathway Document

Contact Programs

If you meet the requirements of the pathway or have any questions regarding the conditions, be sure to contact us as soon as possible to assist in processing your application.

Contact Programs

Elite Athlete Pathway 2021/2022

The following athletes were enrolled in the 2021/2022 Elite Athlete Pathway.

Last Name First Name LT/ST Gender CDN/INTL Stage Coach Prov/Country
Green Annabelle ST F CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie BC
Wilz Lili ST F CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie AB
Scarpelli Andria ST F CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie ON
Beeson Darby ST F CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie SK
Leuders Maya ST F CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie AB
Haaheim Eric ST F CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie BC
Borstmayer Finn ST M CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie AB
Liu Barnett ST M CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie BC
Miller Cody ST M CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie AB
Poulin Max ST M CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie AB
Sbeiti Ahmed ST M CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie AB
Ellis Magnus ST M CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie MB
St Rose Ryan ST M CDN Stage 2 Elizabeth/Maggie AB
McGill Aaralyn ST F CDN Stage 2 Cristina/Dustin ON
Miller Craig ST M CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin BC
Green Samuel ST M CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin BC
Picek Braeden ST M CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin NWT
Galloway Sam ST M CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin ON
Giannotti Alexander ST M CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin ON
Hyun Noah ST M CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin BC
Zhao Yankun ST M CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin BC
Marht-Smith Luka ST M INT Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin ON
Seal David ST M CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin AB
Bere Cezara ST F CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin AB
Larter Jenna ST F CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin PEI
Goplen Victoria ST F CDN Stage 3 Cristina/Dustin AB
Thomas Neithan ST M CDN Stage 4 Cristina/Dustin AB
McKinley-Young Ethan ST M CDN Stage 4 Cristina/Dustin  
Ward Benjamin ST M CDN Stage 4 Cristina/Dustin QC
Laborde Nicolas ST M INTL Stage 4 Cristina/Dustin COL
Freitag Rachel LT F CDN Stage 2 Justin ON
Johnson Molly LT F CDN Stage 2 Justin AB
Pelkey Caitlin LT F CDN Stage 2 Justin AB
Guliov Nicholas LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin BC
Gibson Ryan LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin ON
Toblan Logan LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin AB
Farquharson Jared LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin AB
Mitchell Amanda LT F CDN Stage 2 Justin BC
Simpson Joel LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin MB
Hack Owen LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin MB
Champagne Sebastian LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin ON
Lowe Bon LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin SK
Holmstead Chris LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin ON
Dallaire Liam LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin SK
Pauli Daniel LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin SK
Golden Mark LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin AB
Thomas Cameron LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin BC
Langstrom Emma LT F CDN Stage 2 Justin AB
Bouma Phoenix LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin ON
Alford Camille LT F CDN Stage 2 Justin AB
Jacobson Kaleb LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin AB
Waddington Keegan LT M CDN Stage 2 Justin SK
Peterson Cassidy LT F CDN Stage 3 Arno AB
Mallard Claire LT F CDN Stage 3 Arno ON
Young Abbey LT F CDN Stage 3 Mike AB
Hagen Kiersten LT F CDN Stage 3 Arno BC
Hodzic-Santor Emil LT M CDN Stage 3 Arno ON
Bathe Mathias LT M CDN Stage 3 Arno AB
Orlowsky Eric LT M CDN Stage 3 Arno BC
Doyon Marc-Andre LT M CDN Stage 3 Arno SK
Telizyn Josh LT M CDN Stage 3 Arno BC
Leuders Zoe LT F CDN Stage 3 Arno AB
Holzer Hobbes LT M CDN Stage 3 Arno AB
Coderre Paul LT M CDN Stage 3 Mike AB
Hurtubise Jonah LT M CDN Stage 3 Mike  
Dahmen Hanno LT M INTL Stage 3 Mike NED
Halyk Max LT M CDN Stage 3 Mike AB
Johnson Anders LT M CDN Stage 3 Mike BC
Lacroix Zachary LT M CDN Stage 3 Mike AB
Miller Cody LT M CDN Stage 3 Mike AB
Witkowski Kaeden LT M CDN Stage 3 Mike AB
Bell Hayleigh LT F CDN Stage 3 Mike AB
Bourgeois Anna LT F CDN Stage 3 Mike AB
Desmarais Allison LT F CDN Stage 3 Mike BC
Meline Thomas LT M INTL Stage 3 Mike FRA

Elite Athlete Pathway

The Elite Athlete Pathway program is really the cornerstone of speed skating here at the Olympic Oval. This program is designed to produce the best skaters in Canada before they enter the national speed skating team.

Jonathan Guilmette

Associate Director High Performance Programs Long Track and Short Track