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Coach Miriam receives the Coaches Awards of Excellence from Speed Skate Canada
(Presented to those who have made contributions to the sport of speed skating in the role of a coach. The award is not given based on the achievement of athletes, but on the demonstrated ability to assist in the development of athletes and the sport, including grassroots to high performance coaches. Any Speed Skating Canada volunteer who has demonstrated meaningful involvement with a club, regional, branch, or national association as a coach as evidenced by the outline in the nomination form.)

Miriam Verschoor is a home grown speed skating coach who began her time in the sport in Moncton at the age of 10 years old. She attended two Canada Games as an athlete (83 and 87) before beginning her coaching career in Riverview in 1984 where she helped out coaching the younger skaters.  She has since grown her coaching career in cities across the maritimes and currently resides in Sussex and is currently coaching in both the Hampton and Saint John Speed Skating clubs.

This past season she spent a considerable amount of time with the Canada Games Long Track team where her enthusiasm and knowledge empowered her skaters to reach their highest potentials. On Completion of the Canada Games she was nominated by the Long Track women’s team for the coaches’ excellence award. The team applauded her dedication to the program, willingness to travel, ability to accept feedback and her overwhelming technical prowess.

From everyone in Speed Skate New Brunswick, congratulations Miriam on your well-deserved award.

Congratulations to Roger Cole who has been upgraded to the ISU starters list. Roger began as a started in New Brunswick in 1995, officiating on the local circuits.

“[I] Never thought 20 years ago when starting those early morning races in Hampton and Caraquet that this was where it would end up” said Roger in an email. 

Roger has performed numerous SSC meets and has also traveled internationally to Europe to perform starting duties at two University Games. 

From all of Speed Skate New Brunswick, congratulations on your officiating development Roger! 

You are invited to attend the Speed Skate New Brunswick Annual General Meeting

Saturday, June 6

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Crossman Community Centre

99 Wynnwood Drive, Moncton

12 – 1pm – Canada Winter Games Update/Round Table Discussion

Reports can be found under Board of Directors