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Intact Insurance Company, Speed Skating Canada’s major sponsor, announced the eight Canadian speed skating clubs who shared this year’s Podium Tracker total amount of $45,000, including the winning club of the grand prize of $10,000, the Ottawa Pacers Speed Skating Club.

Long Track Speed Skating Coach Xiuli Wang accepted a position on the coaching staff of the Long Track National Team in her homeland, China.

"Xiuli Wang is a great coaching legend in Canada with all the successes she has had over the years, as she coached superstars such as Kristina Groves, Clara Hughes and Christine Nesbitt, so of course it’s a huge disappointment to see her leave,” said Speed Skating Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Susan Auch. “We wish her the best of luck in her new, exciting challenge.”

Speed Skating Canada unveiled its national competitions calendar for the 2017-18 season in short and long track.

Speed Skating Canada unveiled today details pertaining to the long and short track selection process for the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, which will be held February 9 to 25.

Two-time Olympian from Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, Anastasia Bucsis from Calgary, AB, has decided to retire from long track speed skating.

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2017/05/19
Ottawa, May 19, 2017 – Intact Insurance Company, Speed Skating Canada’s major sponsor, announced the eight Canadian speed skating clubs who shared this year’s Podium Tracker total amount of $45,000, including the winning club of the grand prize of $10,000, the Ottawa Pacers Speed Skating Club.The...

Athletes in the Spotlight

Long Track

Hometown: Whitby, ON
Track type: Long
Training centre: The Olympic Oval, Calgary

Short Track

Hometown: Lachenaie, QC
Track type: Short
Training centre: Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal

Clubs in the Spotlight

City: Fort Simpson
Province: Northwest Territories
Contact: Val Gendron