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Short track speed skater Yoan Gauthier, of Rivière-du-Loup, QC, has announced his retirement from competitive skating.

A member of the National Development Team over the last three seasons, Gauthier, age 22, won two medals at the Winter Universiade, including a bronze in the 1500m and a silver in the men's relay. Gauthier skated in two ISU World Junior Championships, was crowned Canadian junior champion in 2012 and 2013, and represented his country at two ISU World Cup stages.

Speed Skating Canada is pleased to introduce the athletes who have been named to the Long Track National Teams for 2016-2017.

Speed Skating Canada wishes to congratulate and applaud the Government of Canada, the Government of Québec and the City of Quebec for today’s announcement of their formal commitment to move forward with the construction of a new covered ice oval facility in Quebec City.

The best short track speed skaters in the world will be back at Calgary's Olympic Oval next season, November 4-6, 2016, for the first International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup stage of the season. It will be the first of two international competitions to be held next season at the Olympic Oval, where the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships will also take place, February 25-26, 2017.

Canadian Long Track Speed Skater Ted-Jan Bloemen from Calgary, AB, received today the 2016 Oscar Mathisen Award given annually for the most outstanding speed skating performance of the season world-wide.

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2016/08/24
Montreal, August 24, 2016 – Short track speed skater Yoan Gauthier, of Rivière-du-Loup, QC, has announced his retirement from competitive skating.A member of the National Development Team over the last three seasons, Gauthier, age 22, won two medals at the Winter Universiade, including a bronze in...

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