Tickets now on sale to see the best short track speed skaters in the world in Calgary in November

Calgary, September 8, 2016 – Fans of action-packed and eventful racing from the Calgary area can now get their tickets for the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating to be held November 4-6, 2016, at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. Tickets can be bought online at https://www.universe.com/calgary2016.

The competition, back in Calgary for the first time since October 2012, will feature the best short track speed skaters in the world in this pre-Olympic season including potentially Canadian World Champions and Olympic medalists Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais. The final list of skaters qualified for the Canadian team will be announced following the Fall World Cup Selections, set to take place September 23-25.

Tickets are now available for each day of the competition November 4-6 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) with competition schedule to be finalized.

Pricing is between $10 and $25 for 12 years old and older, and between $5 and $12.50 for kids of 2 to 12. Three day packages are also available for $50 (12 and older) or $25 (2 to 12). Infants of under 24 months (no seat) get in for free.

“It was here in Calgary that we beat the world record in the men's relay (6:30.958) the last time we raced here in 2012, and the record has held up since then. So we are obviously looking forward to returning to this ice and to put our speed to the test, especially at the start of this pre-Olympic season, said four-time Olympic medalist Charles Hamelin. We're happy to give this opportunity to rediscover our sport to fans in Calgary, a place where we've been only once over the last ten years at least. We therefore hope the community from the Calgary area will come and support us in large numbers!”

In the meantime, people interested in being a volunteer at this event can register online at www.oval.ucalgary.ca/volunteering.

More information is available on Speed Skating Canada's website at 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 sponsors Intact Insurance, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, City of Montreal, Calgary Olympic Oval 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
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Kerry Dankers
Long Track Program and Communications Coordinator
Speed Skating Canada
Email: kdankers@speedskating.ca
Phone: 403-589-8960
Website: www.speedskating.ca  
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Ryan Ohashi
Communications and Community Events Specialist
Olympic Oval | University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
P: 403.220.2213 | C: 403.471.5784 | E: ryan.ohashi@ucalgary.ca