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Marie-Ève Drolet announces her retirement from speed skating

Montreal, June 22, 2017 – Two-time Olympic medalist in short track speed skating Marie-Ève Drolet, of Saguenay, QC, announced today that she is retiring.

Drolet, who is now 35 years of age, returned on the international scene last year after giving birth to her first child in January of 2015. Over the 2016-2017 season, Drolet skated in five World Cup stages, winning two bronze medals along the way, and took part in the World Championships, where she finished 10th in overall standings.

Cathy Priestner Allinger elected as new President for Speed Skating Canada

Ottawa, June 13, 2017 – Cathy Priestner Allinger from North Saanich, BC, was elected as President of Speed Skating Canada at the organization’s Annual General Meeting last weekend in Toronto.
 

Speed Skating Canada announces 2017 Annual Award Winners

Ottawa, June 9, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada is pleased to announce its 2017 annual award winners which were unveiled Friday, June 9, at its Awards Reception held in Toronto, Ontario, during its Annual General Meeting.
 
The recipients were elected based on nominations put forth by Speed Skating Canada’s members and committees.

Among them, two-time Olympic medalist, including gold in the 1000m in Vancouver, Christine Nesbitt from London, ON, was inducted into Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame.

Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame

Two-time Olympian Anastasia Bucsis to join Speed Skating Canada

Ottawa, June 6, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada announced today that two-time Olympian from Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, Anastasia Bucsis, will be joining the organization as Coordinator, Leadership and Operations.

Bucsis, who retired last April from competitive long track speed skating, will help in the implementation, communication and organization of Speed Skating Canada’s new strategic plan.