Eight up-and-coming Canadian short track speed skaters at the Shanghai Trophy Invitational competition

Shanghai, China, November 23, 2017 – Canada will be represented by eight up-and-coming Short Track skaters at the Shanghai Trophy Invitational competition which will be held November 24-26 in Shanghai, China.

Alyson Charles of Montréal (Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough), QC, Camille De Serres-Rainville of Montréal (Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough), Audrey Phaneuf of Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, and Courtney Sarault of Moncton, N.B., on the women’s side, and Cédrik Blais of Châteauguay, QC, Steven Dubois of Lachenaie, QC, Maxime Laoun of Montréal (Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie borough), QC, and Marc-Olivier Lemay of Montréal (Rivière-des-Prairies - Pointe-aux-Trembles borough), QC, on the men’s side, will be the Canadian skaters for this international competitions including prize money.

National Team coach Jon Cavar as well as NextGen coach Sébastien Cros will accompany the athletes.
 
In this international competition that will also include figure skating, short track athletes will take part in the 1000m and 1500m individual events, as well as a new mixed team event including two men and two women who will earn points in each event of the 444m and 777m distances as well as in a 2000m mixed relay.
 
The 1000m races are scheduled for Friday and the 1500m events on Saturday. Racing for the mixed team event will be held on Sunday.
 
The Canadian team members are:
WOMEN
-CHARLES, Alyson (Montréal, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough, QC)
-DE SERRES-RAINVILLE, Camille (Montréal, Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough, QC)
-PHANEUF, Audrey (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC)
-SARAULT, Courtney (Moncton, N.B.)

MEN
-BLAIS, Cédrik (Châteauguay, QC)
-DUBOIS, Steven (Lachenaie, QC)
-LAOUN, Maxime (Montréal, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie borough, QC)
-LEMAY, Marc-Olivier Lemay (Montréal, Rivière-des-Prairies - Pointe-aux-Trembles borough, QC)

More information is available at Speed Skating Canada’s website: www.speedskating.ca.
 
About Speed Skating Canada
Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, SSC is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial associations. Speed Skating Canada is committed to Challenge and Inspire Canada to Thrive through the power of Speed Skating. 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. www.speedskating.ca

Speed Skating Canada would like to thank its sponsors:

Premium partner: Intact Insurance
Funding partners: Government of Canada (Sport Canada), Own The Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee
Official On-Ice High Performance Apparel: Li-Ning
Long Track Team Sponsor: KIA
Official Suppliers: Auclair, USANA
Official Technical Equipment Supplier: Nagano Skate
Sport Development Partners: Winsport Canada, Calgary’s Olympic Oval, University of Calgary, Institut national du sport du Québec, Government of Quebec, Canadian Sport Institute-Calgary, City of Montreal, Quebec City, Excellence sportive Québec-Lévis

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For information:
Patrick Godbout
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Speed Skating Canada
Email: pgodbout@speedskating.ca
Phone: 514 213-9897
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