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Two-time Olympian Anastasia Bucsis retires from long track speed skating

NextGen group member Alex Ruel-Garvey also to hang up his skates

Calgary, April 10, 2017 – Two-time Olympian from Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, Anastasia Bucsis from Calgary, AB, has decided to retire from long track speed skating.

$45,000 available to Canadian speed skating clubs through the 2017 Intact Insurance Podium Tracker Program

Ottawa, March 27, 2017 – A total of $45,000, including one grand prize of $10,000 and seven $5,000 grants, are available to Canadian speed skating clubs as part of the 2017 Intact Insurance Podium Tracker Program.

Clubs have until Friday, March 31, to submit their application for $5,000 or $10,000 to help them tackle challenges such as the purchase of equipment, coaching services, recruitment or ice time.

Ottawa welcomes 122 young skaters from Eastern Canada for the 2017 Canada East Short Track Championships

Ottawa, March 23, 2017 – The Elizabeth Manley International Skating Centre at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex (1490 Youville Drive) in Ottawa, ON, will play host to 122 young skaters, March 25-26, during the 2017 Canada East Short Track Championships, presented by Ontario 150.

Graeme Fish and Béatrice Lamarche conclude their season with new Canadian Junior records

Calgary, March 21, 2017 – Graeme Fish from Moose Jaw, SK, and Béatrice Lamarche from Quebec City, QC, ended their 2016-2017 season by clocking new Canadian Junior records at the last long track national competition of the season, Canada Cup #4/Olympic Oval Finale, held March 16-19, in Calgary.

Béatrice Lamarche lowered two new national marks after she broke the 1000m and 1500m Canadian Junior records.

Saskatoon welcomes 117 young skaters from Western Canada for the 2017 Canada West Short Track Championships

Saskatoon, March 16, 2017 – The SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK, will welcome 117 young skaters, March 18-19, for the 2017 Canada West Short Track Championships.