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Town of Rocky Mountain House
5116 50th Avenue
Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2
Ph: (403) 845-2866
Fx: (403) 845-3230
Ryan Stelmaschuk

Ryan Stelmaschuk

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Ryan started Short Track Speed Skating in Rocky Mountain House in 1989. Under the coach of Phyllis Loewen, he quickly picked up the sport. In 1992, Ryan made the Alberta Provincial team, a position he has held since.

After finishing high school, Ryan moved to Calgary to attend university and train in the Olympic Oval Program. He has competed at several national and international level competitions including the 1995 Canada Winter Games, several Canadian and North American Championships and the 1999 Alta Valtellina Cup in Bormio, Italy, where he finished 7th overall. The last few years, Ryan has consistently ranked in the top 20 Short Track Speed Skaters in Canada. During the 2001/02 season, his personal best in the 1000m was less than 0.2 seconds off the world record in the distance.

Ryan has recently graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in Actuarial Sciences. He still lives in Calgary and is coached by national team coaches, Yvon DeBlois and Shawn Holman. He is currently training to become a member of the Canadian National Team, with his sights set on representing Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics.