High Performance Short Track Committee

High Performance Short 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 short track committee has the responsibility to develop and implement program policies and guidelines related to the selection, support, training and competition programs of the national short track teams and the selection and preparation of world championship, Olympic and major games teams.


The high performance short 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 short track programs are delivered at two National Training Centres that are located in Calgary and Montreal. 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 short track committee also provides guidance and support to the various regional programs that underpin our National Training Centres.

Andrew Lahey - Chair
Annie Perreault - Member
Ron Richards - Member
Keri Morrison - Athlete representative (Calgary)
Valérie Maltais - Athlete representative (Montréal)
Frédéric Blackburn - Member
Derrick Campbell - Member
Jeffrey Scholten - Member
Laurent Daignault - Member
Jennifer Cottin - Liaison


The high performance short 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.

2014-2015 Season - HP Bulletins

Bulletin 162, August 2014

Bulletin 163A (Competition Formats), August 2014

Bulletin 164 (Bye Request Policy - short track), August 2014

2013-14 season - HP Bulletins

HP Bulletin #161, March 2014

HP Bulletin #160

HP Bulletin #159 (updated February 2014)

HP Bulletin #158, July 2013 (updated, December 2013)

2014 Olympic selection policy and procedures, April 2013 (updated, July 2013)

- ammendment to section 8.02 (includes list of athletes), June 2013

- updated list, July 2013

2012-13 season - HP Bulletins

HP Bulletin #157, February 2013

HP Bulletin #156, December 2012

HP Bulletin #155, October 2012

HP Bulletin #154, August 2012

HP Bulletin #153, February 2012

2011-12 season - HP Bulletins

HP Bulletin #152, December 2011

HP Bulletin #151, October 2011

HP Bulletin #150, September 2011

HP Bulleting #149, May 2011