About the Can-Am International
The Can-Am International competition is a traditional single distance competition. Canadians, Americans and some times skaters from other countries all compete in this competition. The Can Am is not a selection event so there are no points given to skaters on the Canadian ranking point system. Skaters in the senior and junior A, B and C category are all allowed to complete given they meet the time standards.
The Can Am is a four-day event. The women races are 500 metres, 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres and 3,000 metres, while the men distances are 500 metres, 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, 3,000 metres (junior only) and 5,000 metres.