Todd McClements

Person Type: 
Coach
Track Type: 
Long
Role: 
Coach, National Teams
Date of Birth: 
December 19, 1973
Hometown: 
Saskatoon, SK
Training Centre: 
The Olympic Oval, Calgary
Biography: 

2013-14 season
Todd is entering his second season with Canada’s national teams ... He will focus on the following national team members Anastasia Bucsis and Kali Christ, and development team skaters Vincent de Haître, Lauren McGuire, Kate Hanly, Ashley Nelson, Shannon Rempel, Tori Spence and Brianne Tutt.

2012-13 season
Working with 11 skaters during the season, Todd saw three take part in 11 World Cups and Kali Christ also competed at the World Single Distances Championships and World Sprint Championships ... Kali won two World Cup silver medals in the team pursuit and was fifth in the 1500 m at the world championships ... He also had five skaters set 11 personal best times.

2011-12 season
Todd had four skaters from the Olympic Oval program qualify for their first World Cup teams, and two skaters qualify for their first senior World Championships ... At the World Single Distances Championships, Kali Christ placed ninth, and at the World All-Around Championships Stefan Waples placed 21st overall ... Todd also had two skaters qualify for the World Cup Final, where Kali Christ placed 15th in the 1000 m and 11th in the 1500 m.

Other seasons
Todd has been coaching with the Olympic Oval Program since 2002 and was an assistant coach with Marcel Lacroix from 2002 to 2010 ... He has also coached national team skaters from Austria, China, the USA, Sweden and North Korea, including helping Anna Rokita of Austria to two top 10 finishes at the Torino 2006 Olympics ... Todd has completed his diploma of high performance coaching from the National Coaching Institute Calgary and is a NCCP Level IV coach.

Skater
Todd skated in the Olympic Oval Program from 1991 to 2002 and had a top finish of second overall at the Canadian All-Around Championships.

Facts: 
  • Todd is a third generation speed skater and grew up skating in Saskatoon