Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association announces Canada Games Short Track Team

Preliminary selection of the athletes to represent Yukon in short track speed skating was made today by Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association. Qualifying for the team is one skater from the Kluane Speed Skating Club in Haines Junction, Tara MacKinnon; and four skaters from the Whitehorse Rapids Speed Skating Club: Kate Bradshaw, Kelsey Elliot, Kylie Gadsby and Brett Elliot.

Selection was based on skaters meeting qualifying times in at least two of the four distances to be skated at the Canada Winter Games in Campbellton, New Brunswick February 22 to 28.

The skaters have been preparing for the CWG in earnest by skating three to four times a week with their clubs, and participating in meets at home and in British Columbia and Alberta.

Coaches Sue Richards and Tom Elliot will accompany the Yukon speed skaters.



For more information please contact:

Bruce Henry, President
Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association
393-8100
bhenry.centennial@klondiker.com