Final preparations for the Long Track Speed Skating Junior national team at the Junior Final World Cup before the World Championships

Canada's Junior Long Track national team is finalizing its preparations for the World Championships at the Final Junior World Cup this weekend, Feb. 14-15, in Warsaw, Poland.
 
The World Junior Long Track Championships will be held next weekend, Feb. 20-22, in the same city.
 
2015 Canadian junior champions Noémie Fiset of Quebec City and Ben Donnelly of Oshawa, Ont., headline Canada’s team for the upcoming two competitions.
 
All of the athletes will take part in both competitions.
 
At the Final Junior World Cup this weekend, 500m, 1500m and team pursuit events will be held Saturday while the 1000m, 3000m and mass start events are scheduled for Sunday.
 
Canadian team for the Junior World Cup Final in Warsaw, Poland:
Men
-DERY, ALEXANDRE (Lévis, QC)
-DONNELLY, Ben (Ottawa, ON)
-FIOLA, Christopher (Montréal, QC)
-RUEL-GARVEY, Alex (Calgary, AB)
 
Women
-FISET, Noémie (Quebec City, QC)
-PEARMAN Maddison (Ponoka, AB)
-WEIDEMANN, Isabelle (Ottawa, ON)
-WHELER, Juliette (Saskatoon, SK)
 
More information can be found through Speed Skating Canada’s website: 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 sponsor Intact Insurance, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, and WinSport Canada.

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For information:
Jeff MacKinnon   
Coordinator, Media and Communications Services – long track
Speed Skating Canada
Email: jmackinnon@speedskating.ca
Phone: 403-860-9525
Website: www.speedskating.ca 
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Patrick Godbout
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Speed Skating Canada
Email: pgodbout@speedskating.ca
Phone: 514 213-9897
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