Cristine de Clercy is a Level 3 trained coach (Competition Development). She helps to coach short track with the Cambridge Speed Skating Club, and is a NextGen Provincial Training Program high performance coach for OSSA athletes.
She specializes in coaching long track skating. In the racing season, you will find her tutoring skaters at the annual Canadian and American age-class long track championships, as well as at the Canada Cup long track series. She has authored academic analyses of aspects of high performance training, and is a devoted student of Dr. Tudor Bompa, widely regarded as the father of modern periodization theory.
Cris still skates short track and long track. As a competitor she trained with the elite Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club, which since 1948 has been sending skaters to national training programs and the Olympics. She held provincial and Canadian junior championships in long track and short track distances.