Speed Skating Canada presents its 2015-2016 National Competitions calendar

Speed Skating Canada unveiled today its national competitions calendar for the 2015-16 season in short and long track.

In addition to the events to be held at the national team training centres in Montreal (Maurice-Richard Arena, Short Track), Calgary (Olympic Oval, Long Track) and Quebec City (Gaétan-Boucher Oval, Long Track), six national competitions will take place in other Canadian cities, i.e. at Richmond’s Olympic Oval (B.C.), in Lévis (QC), in Winnipeg (MB), in Fredericton (N.B.), in Edmonton (AB) and in Charlottetown (P.E.I.).

Speed Skating Canada’s 2015-2016 National Competitions Calendar

1.    SHORT TRACK: Fall World Cups Selections
September 18-20, 2015
Maurice-Richard Arena, Montréal (QC)
(National Team members will take part in selections for the four Fall World Cups of the 2015-16 season)

2.    LONG TRACK: Fall World Cups Selections
October 22-25, 2015
Olympic Oval, Calgary (AB)
(National Team members will take part in selections for the four Fall World Cups of the 2015-16 season)

3.    SHORT TRACK: Canadian Open National Qualifier
November 19-22, 2015
Olympic Oval, Richmond (B.C.)

4.    LONG TRACK: Canada Cup #1
November 27-29, 2015
Gaétan-Boucher Oval, Quebec City (QC)

5.    SHORT TRACK: Canadian Junior Championships
December 18-20, 2015
Bruno-Verret Centre, Lévis (QC)

6.    LONG TRACK: Canadian Single Distance Championships / Canada Cup #2
January 3-6, 2016
Olympic Oval, Calgary (AB)
(National Team members will take part in selections for the two winter World Cups of the 2015-16 season, including the World Cup Final, and the World Championships)

7.    SHORT TRACK: Canadian Senior Championships
January 15-17, 2016
Maurice-Richard Arena, Montréal (QC)
(National Team members will take part in selections for the two winter World Cups of the 2015-16 season and the World Championships)

8.    LONG TRACK: Canadian Junior Championships / Canada Cup #3
February 5-7, 2016
Susan Auch Oval, Winnipeg (MB)

9.    LONG TRACK: Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships
February 6-7, 2016
Gaétan-Boucher Oval, Quebec City (QC)

10.    SHORT TRACK: Canadian Senior Open Selections #2
March 10-13, 2016
Maurice-Richard Arena, Montréal (QC)

11.    LONG TRACK: Canada Cup #4 / Olympic Oval Finale
March 17-20, 2016
Olympic Oval, Calgary (AB)

12.    SHORT TRACK: Canadian Junior Open Selections #2
March 17-20, 2016
Grant • Harvey Centre, Fredericton (N.B.)

13.    SHORT TRACK: Canada West Short Track Championships
March 19-20, 2016
Clareview Arena, Edmonton (AB)

14.    SHORT TRACK: Canada East Short Track Championships
March 26-27, 2016
Eastlink Centre Charlottetown, Charlottetown (P.E.I.)

More information can be found 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 14,000 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 
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