Mike has been with Vernon Speed Skating Club for almost 10 years, and previously was instrumental in starting up the Salmon Arm Speed Skating Club. Mike has 40 years experience on the ice. He competed as an athlete for Team Canada at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, as well as several World Championships, Canadian Championships, and other International events. His athletic achievements are an inspiration to many people, and he continues to be a leader within the sport community. As Head Coach, Mike has the certification and experience to develop recreation speed skaters into elite competitors. He has been coaching speed skating for 23 years, and currently holds a Level 3 Competitive Development Certification, issued by NCCP. Mike’s rich history within the sport and his passion for coaching young athletes are unmatched.