Miron joins SSC’s long track coaching staff

Brock Miron joins Speed Skating Canada’s long track coaching staff

– Speed Skating Canada, in partnership with the Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association, announced today the appointment of Brock Miron in the newly-created role of performance development coach. The position will receive funding from Own the Podium and the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

Miron, 31, will move from Vancouver to Calgary to direct the national long track team’s talent recruitment project. Since September 2010, he has been studying kinesiology at the University of British Columbia while coaching speed skating.

“We look forward to Brock joining SSC in the new role of performance development coach,” said Sean Ireland, SSC’s long track program director. “He will be based out of the Olympic Oval to develop and implement a new talent identification and development program.”

The program will identify and recruit athletes to speed skating and training them in a high performance training program. The goal is to create an additional entry point on athlete development pathway in long track with the longer term objective of increasing the depth of athletes vying to qualify for position on our long track national and Olympic teams.

“Speed skating is Canada’s most successful Olympic sport and has a tradition of international success,” noted Miron. “I’m extremely excited to be leading a program aimed at athlete development in order to continue that culture of excellence.”

The native of Cornwall, Ont., was a member of Canada’s national long track team for eight years and competed in the 500 metres at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino. Miron won the Canadian sprint championships in 2003, and took the silver medal in 2004 and 2005. He also represented Canada at the 2005 and 2007 world single distances championships and the world sprint championships in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Miron’s last competitive season was in 2009-10.