Bart Schouten, ChPC

Person type: 
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Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, September 12, 1967
Haarlem, Netherlands
Training centre: 
The Olympic Oval, Calgary
National teams coach

2013-14 season
Bart is entering his fourth season with Canada’s national teams ... He is teamed-up with Mike Crowe to coach nine national and development teams skaters ... He will focus on the 500 m, 1000 m and 1500 m distances, as well team pursuit and these athletes: national team members Cindy Klassen and Denny Morrison; and development team skaters Nicole Garrido and Richard MacLennan. He also coaches Martin Corbett, Sarah Gregg and Justin Warsylewicz.

2012-13 season
Bart and Mike Crowe had nine of their 12 skaters compete in a total 50 World Cups ... Their skaters won one individual World Cup gold medal, three silver and a bronze ... Seven skaters were at the World Single Distances Championships, with three competing in their first championship, and two were at the World Sprint Championships ... Seven skaters also posted 11 personal best times during the season.

2011-12 season
Coaching with Mike Crowe, they had skaters win a gold medal, two silver and a bronze at World Cups, and gold at the World Single Distances Championships ... Outside of stepping on the podium, his skaters had 23 top 10 World Cup finishes and nine at the three world championships ... They had one skater, Kaylin Irvine, compete in her first World Cup, World Sprint Championships and World Single Distances Championships.

Other seasons
Bart first started coaching in the Netherlands and then moved to the United States in 1996 ... From 1998 to 2002, he was the US national all-round coach, coaching Derek Parra to a gold and a silver medal at the Albertville 2002 Olympics ... From 2002 to 2006, he was the high performance manager and coach at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City. During that period and under his leadership, German skater Monique Garbrecht was world sprint champion. He also coached Chad Hedrick to gold, silver and bronze medals at the Turin 2006 Olympics ... He coached the German national men’s team from 2006 to 2010 ... He coached Dutch skater Bob de Jong to a bronze medal at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics ... He has attended all major championships and Olympics since 1998.

Bart competed nationally in the Netherlands and he skated in the Dutch Student National Championships and outdoor marathons on natural ice.


Bart started skating at the age of 13, but knew at 15 that he wanted to be a coach ... He enjoys fly-fishing, cycling and spending time with his family ... He is fluent in Dutch, English and German and a working knowledge of French.