Speed Skating Coach On To New Adventures

Speed Skating Canada is sad to announce the departure of Neal Marshall as Long Track Speed Skating Coach, effective immediately.

Neal has been employed by Speed Skating Canada since 2002 when he was hired following a great speed skating career as an athlete. During his work with Speed Skating Canada he coached several athletes to Olympic and World Championship medals. He is most known for having coached Cindy Klassen at the Torino Olympic Winter Games in 2006. He was named Coach of the Year at the 2007 Canadian Sport Awards.

A former member of the National Speed Skating Team, he represented Canada at several international competitions in long track speed skating, including three Olympic Games (1992, 1994 and 1998). He was the World Cup Champion in the 1500m in 1995, and is a former World Record holder in both the 1500m and 3000m.

“We thank Neal for his long dedication to the sport of Speed Skating and our National Team program”, says Jean R. Dupré, Director General of Speed Skating Canada. “We all wish him the best for the future in his new projects”.

Speed Skating Canada is currently searching for a replacement to complete its long track coaching team, and an announcement will be made as soon as the right person is in place.