Speed Skating Canada’s community in Calgary to enhance the sport during 2018 AGM

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Tania Vicent inducted into Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame, Friday

Calgary, June 13, 2018 - Canada’s Speed Skating community will gather in Calgary, AB, June 14-16, for Speed Skating Canada’s Annual General Meeting to discuss topics aiming to enhance the sport and the organization across the country.

Close to 100 Speed Skating Canada staff and committee members, provincial association members and athletes will gather at the Hilton Garden Inn (711, 4th Street SE) to discuss recommendations from working groups as part of Speed Skating Canada’s Enhancement and Alignment project supported by the Canadian Olympic Committee. Topics will include Marketing and Revenue Generation, System Alignment, Long Term Athlete Development and Competition Pathway Review.

"This has been a year of change, opportunities and success for Speed Skating Canada and we are excited to gather for a weekend of building for the future," said Speed Skating Canada's Chief Executive Officer, Susan Auch.

Sessions aiming at the health and safety of athletes, coaches and all participants, both on and off the field of play, as well as inclusion, respect and safety for all is also scheduled.

On Thursday evening, Speed Skating Canada's President, Cathy Priestner Allinger, will be welcoming delegates during the President's Reception.

"I am looking forward to celebrating our rich history with our members and inspiring our road towards the next generation of Speed Skating Canada," said Cathy Priestner Allinger.

On Friday night, Speed Skating Canada will give out its annual awards at the Canada Sports Hall of Fame (169, Canada Olympic Rd SW), where many Olympic athletes, coaches, award winners and special guests will attend to celebrate the past season, including the seven Olympic medals won in PyeongChang.

The awards night will also see the induction of four-time Olympic medalist in short track speed skating Tania Vicent to Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame.

“I have never competed in short track for the recognition, but rather for the pursuit of the challenge and because I loved it,” said Tania Vicent. “Remembering why I did it in the first place is what got me through some of the harder moments. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is an opportunity and an honor for me to thank all the people who have made this journey possible.”
      
The full schedule regarding Speed Skating Canada’s Annual General Meeting is available at 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
Website: www.speedskating.ca  
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/SSC_PVC