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World-renowned long track speed skating coach Geert Kuiper from the Netherlands will join the Canadian program as Technical Coach Advisor, starting August 13, 2018.

Speed Skating Canada is happy to announce the appointment of Éric Bédard as the National Team Coach to lead the Canadian men's short track speed skating team.

Two-time Olympian Shannon Rempel from Winnipeg, MB, has decided to move on from speed skating after competing for Canada internationally for the past 18 years and winning a silver medal at the 2006 Olympic Games.

Speed Skating Canada is pleased to announce its 2018 annual award winners which were unveiled Friday, June 15, at its Awards Reception held in Calgary during its Annual General Meeting.

Photo Credit: Greg Kolz

Charles Hamelin became the first Canadian in 20 years to be crowned overall World Champion in short track speed skating and he also helped the men's relay earn the silver medal, while Marianne St-Gelais ended her career on a positive note by helping the women's relay collect the bronze medal, Sunday, on the last day of the 2018 ISU World Championships that were held at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal.

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2018/08/10
Calgary, August 10, 2018 – World-renowned long track speed skating coach Geert Kuiper from the Netherlands will join the Canadian program as Technical Coach Advisor, starting August 13, 2018.Kuiper has led his skaters to six Olympic gold medals (Gerard van Velde in the 1000m in 2002; Sven Kramer in...

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