New Additions to SSC High Performance Staff

Speed Skating Canada is proud to announce the hiring of Jennifer Cottin as the Short Track Program Coordinator. The newest employee of SSC based out of the Short Track National Training Centre at the Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal commenced her official duties on Monday, November 8. In her role, Jennifer will work closely with the short track speed skating athletes, coaches and support staff at both National Training Centres in Montreal and Calgary and will report directly to Yves Hamelin, Short Track Program Director.

Jennifer has a Graduate Diploma in Sport Administration as well as a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science, both from Concordia University in Montreal. Prior to joining Speed Skating Canada, she spent four years working as an Alumni Officer for Concordia University. Her sporting interests are extensive, being involved as an organizer and volunteer for a wide variety of sporting events and as an athlete and coach within the sport of volleyball. SSC welcomes Jennifer to her new duties and believes her experience and abilities will be a great asset to the team as we embark on the journey towards the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014.

The Long Track Speed Skating High Performance program also recently announced a new hiring, with Amanda Froese joining the team in early October as the Long Track Program Coordinator based at the Calgary Olympic Oval. Amanda is working closely with Program Director Sean Ireland as well as the athletes, coaches and support staff. A graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelors degree in Physical Education, Amanda also holds a diploma in Kinesiology Sports Administration from Red Deer College. She brings to the position professional experience as the Coordinator, Medical Services for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as an Event Coordinator with Sport BC, along with a broad base of volunteer experience in coaching and event organization. SSC welcomes Amanda again and has already begun to witness the impact of her expertise and abilities within the long track program.