Two-time Olympian Anastasia Bucsis to join Speed Skating Canada

Ottawa, June 6, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada announced today that two-time Olympian from Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, Anastasia Bucsis, will be joining the organization as Coordinator, Leadership and Operations.

Bucsis, who retired last April from competitive long track speed skating, will help in the implementation, communication and organization of Speed Skating Canada’s new strategic plan.

“Speed skating has given me so much and I’m incredibly excited to be part of Speed Skating Canada’s family in a new role”, said Bucsis who is 27 years old. “I’m honoured to contribute to the development of the sport I love, both domestically and internationally.”

Based in Calgary, Anastasia Bucsis will be working with and supporting Speed Skating Canada’s executive team.

“We are very excited to welcome Anastasia to the team”, said Speed Skating Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Susan Auch. “She brings the same passion, work ethic and enthusiasm for this organization that was required to bring her to two Olympic Games.”

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:
Kerry Dankers
Long Track Program and Communications Coordinator
Speed Skating Canada
Email: kdankers@speedskating.ca
Phone: 403-589-8960
Website: www.speedskating.ca  
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSC.PVC 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SSC_PVC 

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