Canadian Speed Skating elite in Ottawa for Speed Skating Canada’s 2014 Annual General Meeting

More details about Speed Skating Canada's 2014 Annual General Meeting

2014 Olympians and Olympic medalists will be there Saturday, June 21

Ottawa, June 16, 2014 - Canada’s Speed Skating elite will gather in Ottawa, ON, on June 19-21, 2014, for Speed Skating Canada’s Annual General Meeting.

The event, which will be held at the Ottawa City Hall, will bring together more than 90 Speed Skating Canada employees and committee members, Olympians, National Team coaches, and provincial association members.

Attendance of Olympic medalists
Many Olympians will also be there including Olympic medalists Charles Hamelin, François Hamelin and Lucas Makowsky as well as local Olympian Ivanie Blondin.

They will share their passion for the sport by skating with rising stars from the Ottawa area on Saturday, June 21, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Roger Senecal Arena at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex (1490 Youville Dr., Ottawa). Rising stars will have the opportunity to skate and celebrate with Olympians with photo opportunities and autographs from the athletes in a public skating event divided in two sessions. The final schedule will be communicated during the week.

Olympians and the Canadian speed skating community will also take part in Speed Skating Canada’s Annual Awards Reception Saturday night. Speed Skating Canada will give awards including those for Male and Female Long Track and Short Track Speed Skaters of the Year.

Full schedule regarding Speed Skating Canada’s 2014 Annual General Meeting is available at www.speedskating.ca.

About Speed Skating Canada
Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, the association is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial branches representing more than 13,000 individual members, and counting. SSC believes that sport is an apprenticeship for life and prizes respect for others, integrity, excellence of effort, as well as a safe, healthy environment. SSC recognizes and values its outstanding volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It also celebrates the 63 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932, as well as the coaches, officials and other dedicated individuals who helped them on their journey.

SSC is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values including our premium sponsors Intact Insurance and Samsung, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, and WinSport Canada.

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For information:
Patrick Godbout
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Speed Skating Canada
Email: pgodbout@speedskating.ca
Phone: 514 213-9897
Website: www.speedskating.ca 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSC.PVC
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SSC_PVC

Jeff MacKinnon   
Coordinator, Media and Communications Services – long track
Speed Skating Canada
Email: jmackinnon@speedskating.ca
Phone: 403-860-9525
Website: www.speedskating.ca 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSC.PVC
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SSC_PVC