Saskatoon welcomes 175 long track rising star speed skaters for Speed Skating Canada’s 2015 National Age Class Long Track Championships

Saskatoon’s Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval (corner Dudley Street and Avenue R South) will host Speed Skating Canada’s 2015 National Age Class Long Track Championships February 7-8.

A total of 175 skaters from across the country will take part in this event, which will serve as a primary introduction to national competition. It is being hosted by the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club and Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association, under the supervision of Speed Skating Canada.

These athletes are part of Speed Skating Canada’s “Training to Train” stage and in the 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 year old and open age groups (15 to 29 for the women and 16 to 29 for the men). The Canadian Age Class Championships is a meaningful, high profile and developmentally appropriate event which is a source of motivation and opportunity for recognition of the best developing long track skaters in Canada.

Races will start both days at 9:10 am (Saskatoon time).

More info, including the full schedule, list of athletes and results, is available on 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:
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