• Jason Parker

    Jason Parker

    From his humble beginnings in Yorkton to the Olympic Games, speed skating has taken Jason Parker around the world and home again. From his first race when he fell four times and finished dead last, to a silver medal in Read more →

  • Craig Webster

    Craig Webster

    Craig Webster attended Sheldon-Williams Collegiate and was involved in numerous activities such as football, volleyball and basketball, but Craig’s keenest interest was speed skating. During his career in this sport he became known as an accomplished competitor, placing extremely well Read more →

  • Brenda Webster

    Brenda Webster

    Brenda Webster competed in four junior world championships in one year, 1977, in both long and short track speed skating. She held almost every Saskatchewan record and Canadian record in Olympic style juniors and seniors. Internationally, she won the North Read more →

  • Eleanor Van Impe

    Eleanor (Powley) Van Impe

    In 1931, Eleanor Van Impe skated her way to the front ranks in the Canadian and North American Championships. Her winning accomplishments stretched over an eleven-year period; her specialties varied from the 220-yard race to 3/4 -mile, indoor and outdoor Read more →

  • Cathy Turnbull Spence

    Cathy Turnbull-Spence

    Cathy Turnbull began her speed skating career in 1969 with the Regina Speed Skating Club. In 1978, 1979, and 1980 Cathy won the Canadian Senior Women’s Short Track title, breaking records in all distances each year. She won the Canadian Read more →

  • Shelley Rhead Skarvan

    Shelley Rhead Skarvan

    Moose Jaw’s Shelley Rhead burst onto the Saskatchewan speed skating scene in 1973, winning her first of many provincial titles in 1974, and accumulating three bronze medals in the Canadian Short-Track Championships in 1975. Between 1977 and 1991, she won Read more →

  • John Sands

    John Sands

    John Sands competed in the Olympic Games in 1956 and 1960. Prior to the 1956 Games, he captured a bronze in the pre-Olympic meet, and set a new Canadian record in the 500-metre that stood for twelve years. Sands went Read more →

  • Margaret Mueller

    Margaret “Peggy” (Robb) Mueller

    Early in her skating career, Margaret “Peggy” Robb had to choose between two sports – speed skating and figure skating. She chose speed skating and went on to an impressive career in the sport. In addition to numerous Saskatoon city Read more →

  • Photo Courtesy : Rene Marleau Collection

    Rene Marleau

    Rene Marleau organized, conducted and officiated local and provincial speed skating competitions for 38 years. Nationally, Marleau was involved with the Canada Games for 30 years and served as president and commissioner for the Canadian Amateur Speed Skating Association. Rene Read more →

  • Photo Courtesy : Craig Mackay Collection

    Craig Mackay

    Craig Mackay joined the Saskatoon Speed Skating Club in 1943, and won the city and provincial championship a year later. Over the next 25 years, he set numerous provincial and national records. In 1947, Craig won his first national medal, Read more →

  • Catriona LeMay Doan

    Catriona Le May Doan, O.C.

    Saskatoon’s Catriona LeMay Doan has been a force in women’s speed skating ever since she took up the sport at age nine. She joined the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club in 1980 and was soon showing signs of greatness in Read more →

  • Dr Robert Hodges

    Dr. Robert “Bob” Hodges

    Born in Saskatoon in 1943, Robert first began collecting titles at the age of 13. He monopolized the local and provincial scene for a span of nine years, winning seven city and provincial outdoor men’s senior speed skating championships. Hodges Read more →

  • Eugene Hearn

    Eugene Hearn

    Eugene Hearn skated in Saskatchewan and western Canadian championships between 1943 and 1950. In 1956, he was appointed head coach of the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club. Beginning in the 1960’s and into the 1990’s, Eugene conducted officials’ clinics in Read more →

  • Iris Fletcher

    Iris Fletcher

    Iris Fletcher began speed skating in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba when she was eight years old. She was an outstanding skater, winning Manitoba championships in various age divisions. Fletcher moved to Regina as an adult in 1965, and became Read more →

  • Clarence Downey

    Clarence Downey

    At the time when Clarence Downey was at a young age there were little organized speed skating competitions, instead there was barrel jumping on speed skates. A Western Canadian Champion Barrel Jumper he was known as, “Dare Devil Downey” from Read more →