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Eden Donatelli-Green is a head coach for Ridge Meadows Racers. From local community representation to Olympic competition, Eden’s rich history within the sport and her passion for coaching young athletes are unmatched.
Eden began speed skating at the age of 4. Being coached by her father she smashed expectations, qualifying for Canada’s National Training Team by the age of 13, and competing in her first World Championship at the age of 15. During her competitive career, Eden skated at two Olympic games, seven World Championships, as well as multiple International events and Canadian Championships.
Her athletic achievement are an inspiration to many people, and Eden has always been—and continues to be—a leader within the sport community. Eden was part of the Athlete’s Motivation Excellence Program, and began coaching with her father, George, and husband, Julian, after officially retiring from competition in 1992.
Many rules and regulations have been re-thought and re-worded due to Eden’s exemplary achievements at such a young age, thus smoothing the challenging path for future generations of young speed skaters all across Canada. Her inspiring feats have encouraged many young girls and boys to take up the sport of short track speed skating, and her coaching skills continue to help them reach their dreams.