News & Events

Weekly Roundup – Nov. 23-29

Grundahl, Pletz qualify for IBU races Regina biathletes Janice Grundahl and Logan Pletz have qualified for the International Biathlon Union...

Weekly Roundup – Nov. 16-22

Chartrand wins silver with Canada’s Women’s National Softball Team Weyburn’s Jorde Chartrand and Canada’s Women’s National Softball Team finished in...

Weekly Roundup – Nov. 9-15

Chartrand competing for Canada’s Women’s National Softball Team Weyburn’s Jorde Chartrand and Canada’s Women’s National Softball Team are in Guatemala...

Weekly Roundup – Nov. 2-8

Denelle Pedrick helps Canada win historic medal at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Wilcox’s Denelle Pedrick and Canada won its first...

Weekly Roundup – Oct. 26 – Nov. 1

Rousell brings home hardware from IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Americas Championships Saskatoon’s Ryan Rousell captured two gold medals at the 2022...

Weekly Roundup – Oct. 19-25

Senft, Canada set for quarterfinal match at the Women’s Rugby World Cup Regina’s Gabrielle Senft and Team Canada’s Senior Women’s...

Weekly Roundup – Oct. 12-18

Shaw among athletes to represent Canada at Para Track World Championships Midale’s Keely Shaw has yet again been selected to...

Weekly Roundup – Oct. 5-11

Musschoot, Opseth bring home bronze at U21 Pan American Cup Grenfell’s Lucas Musschoot and Birch Hills’ Noah Opseth along with...

Weekly Roundup – Sept. 28 – Oct. 4

Wright, Dash named to Canada’s National Wheelchair Curling Program Moose Jaw’s Marie Wright and Regina’s Gil Dash are among the...

Weekly Roundup – Sept. 21-27

Musschoot, Opseth named to Volleyball Canada U21 roster Grenfell’s Lucas Musschoot and Birch Hills’ Noah Opseth have been named to...

Weekly Roundup – Sept. 14-20

Crozon, Canada win FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series Championship Humboldt’s Paige Crozon helped Canada capture the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series 2022...

A Concussion Story: Lessons for Concussion Management

Sask Sport and the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan have partnered to present A Concussion Story: Lessons for...

Weekly Roundup – Sept. 7-13

McDonald named to support staff for Canada’s National Para Hockey Team  Regina’s Kyle McDonald has been named the to the...


Arnold captures silver at inaugural women’s Para Hockey Challenge Cup It was a historic finish for the Saskatoon’s Tracey Arnold...

Weekly Roundup Aug. 17-23

Sutherland wins Saskatchewan's first gold at Games It was Borden's Savannah Sutherland who captured Team Saskatchewan's first gold medal at...

Weekly Roundup Aug. 10-16

Shaw's summer comes to a close in fashion Midale's Keely Shaw finished her season in fine form, as she won...

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‘My dream ever since I started lawn bowling’: Kos’ ambitions come to fruition in Birmingham 

Jordan Kos was just seven years old when she was introduced to the sport of lawn bowling.  When Kos’ mother...

Commonwealth Games Roundup

Double silver for Wiens Rylan Wiens won a pair of medals in Birmingham, claiming silver in both the men's 10-metre...

Hurdling into Birmingham: Harrison set to race at Commonwealth Games

Michelle Harrison nearly quit her career in athletics.  Following high school, the Saskatoon product descended south of the border to...

Weekly Roundup July 27-August 2

Ashworth brings home Saskatchewan's first medal of the Games It was a Commonwealth Games debut to remember for Alexis Ashworth....

Meet the Team

The Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan has a dedicated team to help athletes and coaches in Saskatchewan achieve their athletic and career goals.

Michelle Dezell

High Performance Manager

  • Since 2001, Michelle Dezell has worked with the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan and Sask Sport. As the inaugural Athlete Services Manager she created a menu of support and performance services for Saskatchewan athletes and coaches. This individualized approach to programming enriches the training, performance and transition environments for Saskatchewan athletes and coaches as they contribute to the overall success of Team Canada at Olympic and Paralympic games.
  • Michelle moved to a new position to become the High Performance Manager for the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc. in 2019. She has over 25 years of experience in amateur sport as a volunteer, athlete, coach, official and administrator. During her spare time she enjoys finding golf balls she has misplaced on the course.
  • Michelle received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (1993) and is a Life Skills Coach (YWCA), CAAWS Leadership Workshop facilitator, and trained in mediation and conflict resolution (ADR Saskatchewan).

Kia Schollar

Manager of Athlete Services

  • Kia joined the CSCS team in the fall of 2017 but was very familiar with the organization as she had been a registered athlete with the centre since 2002. Kia utilized the CSCS and Game Plan services as a High Performance athlete in the sport of canoe-kayak. She is now the first point of contact for our province’s elite athletes and strives to help connect each individual with the services that will help them excel to the best of their ability, as they chase their dreams and turn them into tangible goals.
  • Kia grew up as an athlete in the Saskatchewan sport system and eventually went through the National sport system; competing for Team Canada from 2005 through 2012. She proudly wore the Maple Leaf at Pan American Games, World Championships, World Cup and Pan American Championships. She was a 12x National champion and has held multiple national records in singles, doubles and four person events. After competing Kia coaches and worked as a sport administrator and brings all of the knowledge and experience she gained to her position with us.
  • Kia has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan. She is also a trained Canadian Women & Sport facilitator.

Travis Laycock

Performance Services Manager

  • Travis Laycock has worked with the Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan, which is the contracted service provider for the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan, since 1998.  The (SMSCS) is a non-profit organization under Sask Sport Inc. that has been providing services to athletes and teams for the past 30 years. Travis is the first point of contact for those athletes who wish to utilize the Centre’s sport science services in sport nutrition, strength conditioning, mental performance, exercise physiology and biomechanics. Additionally, Travis is responsible for processing athlete claims for the Centre’s medical reimbursement program.
  • Travis received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (1997) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Business Administration (2007) from Lansbridge University in New Brunswick. He is also a Bronze Medal recipient of the Royal Canadian Humane Association and has received a Saskatchewan Premier’s Commendation for Heroic actions that occurred in 2014.  Growing up, Travis played Major Junior hockey in the Western Hockey League for the Prince Albert Raiders (1989-1992) and then U Sport hockey for the University of Saskatchewan.  During his spare time he coaches hockey, basketball, football and soccer.

Lisa Hoffart

Game Plan Advisor

  • Lisa is a Registered Psychologist and a Mental Performance Consultant for the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan. Taking a holistic approach to working with athletes from grassroots to international levels, Lisa helps them to develop and implement mental performance skills. In this role, Lisa has contributed to Team Saskatchewan’s performances at the Canada Summer Games, Canada Winter Games, and the Western Canada Summer Games.
  • Lisa is also an advisor with Game Plan, Canada’s national athlete wellness program. Through this program, Lisa works with athletes, helping them to develop their skills outside of sport. As a result, athletes are able to focus on health, education, and career opportunities both during their high-performance career and beyond.
  • Coming from an athletic background, Lisa ran track and field and cross country in university, and competed at the CIS (now U Sport) championships. She continues to compete in distance events on the roads and trails.