Jeffrey Scholten

Person type: 
Coach
Track type: 
Short
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, November 6, 1977
Hometown: 
Fredericton, N.B.
Training centre: 
Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal
Occupation: 
National women's team coach

2013-14 season
Jeffrey is entering his fourth season as a assistant coach with Canada’s women’s national teams, joining in May 2010 ... He will work with Frédéric Blackburn to coach 14 national and development women's teams skaters ... He will focus on the six women on the development team.

2012-13 season
Jeffrey had several skates dealing with injuries and rehabilitation over the season ... Valérie Lambert skated to an eighth place overall ranking at the Canadian Open Championships, fifth place at the national team selections #2 and a season ranking of seventh overall to move up to the national team for 2013-14 ... Jeffrey led the team at the World Junior Championships in Poland, which saw the men win the silver medal in the relay and women place fifth. Yoan Gauthier finished ninth overall and Genève Bélanger was 10th. Bélanger joins the development team for 2013-14.

2011-12 season
Coaching the women’s development, Jeffrey had four skaters take part in World Cups recording four top 10 finishes ... Development team skaters Vanessa Bélanger-Marceau, Sabrina Bourgela and Andréa Do-Duc each competed in two World Cups, and Kasandra Bradette took part in three ... Jeffrey was the women’s coach at World Cups #3 and #4 this past season.

Other seasons
After retiring from competitive speed skating in 2008, Jeffrey served as an equipment technician with the national team for two seasons ... He was a member of the team’s support staff at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics ... He is an NCCP Level III coach.

Skater
Jeffrey was on the national and development short track teams for eight years, from 2000 to 2007 ... He set five world records during his career, two at the Canadian Open Championships in 2000 ... His highlights in World Cup competition include winning gold, silver and bronze medals in the 500 m and silver in the 3000 m ... He was a gold medalist in the 500 m and silver medalist in 1000 m at 2003 FISU Games ... He participated in two world championships and was a gold medalist at a World Team Championships ... He was named Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating New Brunswick in 2000.

Facts: 

Jeffrey started speed skating at the age of five ... He enjoys playing soccer during his leisure time.