Hello - My name is McKenzie Millar and I am one of the coaches of the Road Runners. I am in grade 12 at Martin Collegiate where I also attend the Premier Sports Program. I have been speed skating since I was in grade 3 but also am a kayaker and have participated in that since I was in grade 6.
This is my 10th year of speed skating. I use to skate both short track & long track but now long track is what I enjoy the most. I have loved being part of speed skating because I have made friends all over the country, been able to train with the best from our club and skaters who have participated in the Olympics.
Coaching lets me to give back to the sport of speed skating and I really enjoy teaching young skaters how to become the best skater they can. I hope to inspire other speed skaters to fulfill their dreams to become an Olympian one day!
My name is Lee Millar and I am one of the coaches for the Road Runners. I have been part of RSSC since my daughter McKenzie started skating. My husband John and I started volunteering for the club right away. Over the years we helped work the meets - he timed and I was a line judge. We then became part of the executive running fundraising before taking over the membership position for a number of years. For two years I was also responsible for managing our the long track facility as well.
I helped coach on the ice while McKenzie was starting our in skating, but once she became really fast I decided that my coaching role belonged with the newer, younger skaters. For the last two years I have had the opportunity to coach the Road Runners, as well as the Learn to Speed Skate Program for the Club. It has been a pleasure coaching and working alongside other more experienced coaches from other clubs who have taught me so much about this sport. I hope to get my Level 1 coaching certification this season. Sport has always been an important part of our family life; our son plays for the University of Regina Cougars basketball team and McKenzie is a competitive speed skater and kayaker.
Other than coaching I use to be a speed swimmer, played tackle football with the Riot and have been part of the RSSC masters long track speed skating program. I even got to train at the Calgary Oval alongside a good friend and fellow parent of RSSC! My husband I participate in triathlons, Spartan races and cycling races. We also love to train in CrossFit. Sport is such an important part of what we do from day to day. I am so fortunate to be coaching the Road Runner group not only because of the skaters but also the families that I get to know as well.
My name is Terry Livingstone and I am one of the coaches of the Road Runners. I started skating in 1993. Today, I hold Special Olympics Saskatchewan speed skating records in the 500 metres, 777 metres, 1,000 metres and 1,500 metres.
In 2000, I competed at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Ottawa and then in 1981 Special Olympics World Winter Games, the highlight of my career was winning gold in the 777 meters in Austria in 2017.
Although speed skating is my favorite sport, I have also played floor hockey, softball, athletics, swimming and bowling – competing on a national level in many of these sports. In addition to competing, I served on the board of directors for Special Olympics Saskatchewan from 2009 to 2013 and volunteered with Special Olympics Regina.
The sport of speed skating has so much to offer. I love giving back to the skaters and being a role model for them.
Hi my name is Jaise Pieper and I help Coach Lee and Coach Terry with the Roadrunners. Although this is my second year helping, I am still very new to the sport of speed skating.
When our kids decided to give speed skating a try, I offered to help out as a parent. After many years of coaching my kids in hockey, I am excited to learn and help coach a brand new sport.