High Performance Long Track Committee

High Performance Long Track Committee

The high performance programs of SSC are governed by two committees formed by the national team coaches, SSC staff, athlete representatives and elected members.The high performance long track committee has the responsibility to develop and implement program policies and guidelines related to the selection, support, training and competition programs of the long track national teams and the selection and preparation for world championship, Olympic and major games teams.


The high performance long track committee is designed to provide our elite athletes with the resources necessary to assist them achieve their performance potential and provide Canada with success in international competition.High performance long track programs are delivered at two national training centres that are located in Calgary and Quebec City. The programs are delivered through a partnership arrangement with a number of organizations that each have a unique role in supporting the development of our elite skaters.In addition to the specific responsibility to train and develop our elite skaters the high performance long track committee also provides guidance and support to the various regional programs that underpin our national training centres.


Gregg Planert - Chairperson
Derrick Auch - Elected Member
Dennis Duggan - Elected Member
Laurent Dubreuil - Athlete representative (Quebec)
Philippe Riopel - Athlete representative (Calgary)
Jamie Gregg - Informal athlete representative (non-voting)
Michael Crowe - Member
Gregor Jelonek - Member
Bart Schouten - Member
Xiuli Wang - Member
Mark Wild - Member
Sean Ireland - Liaison
Mark Mathies - Liaison
Scott Stefani - Liaison


The high performance long track committee issues at least two HP Bulletins each year. The bulletins communicate essential information to the members regarding selection policies, announcements of national and development teams, competition schedules, trials information, competition rules, etc.A HP Bulletin is generally issued in the fall and spring of each year. Additional bulletins are issued whenever necessary. The HP bulletins are posted to the SSC website and sent directly to all members of the national and development team (coaches and skaters), as well as all SSC Committees and member branches.

2013-14 season HP Bulletins

HP Bulletin #169, March 2014

HP Bulletin #168, October 2013

HP Bulletin #167, August 2013 Mass Start Clarification, March 2013

HP Bulletin #166, August 2013

2014 Olympic selection policy and procedures, October 2013

2012-13 season HP Bulletins

HP Bulletin #165, March 2013

HP Bulletin #164, October 2012 (revised Dec. 3)

HP Bulletin #163, September 2012, Ammendment from Jan. 25, 2013

HP Bulletin #162, June 2012

2011-12 season HP Bulletins

HP Bulletin #161, December 2011

HP Bulletin #160, Revised October 2011

HP Bulletin #159, August 2011

HP Bulletin #158, May 2011