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2018 Long Track Olympian Josie Morrison retires from speed skating

Calgary, June 19, 2018 – 2018 Olympian and National Long Track Speed Skating Team member Josie (Spence) Morrison of Kamloops, B.C., announced her retirement from competitive speed skating.

Morrison, age 24, placed fourth as a member of Canada's team pursuit squad and 21st in the 1500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games held in PyeongChang.

Last fall, Morrison stepped on the podium for the first time at the international level, winning a bronze at the World Cup in Heerenveen, in the Netherlands, in the women’s team pursuit.

Speed Skating Canada announces 2018 Annual Award Winners

Kim Boutin, Ivanie Blondin, Ted-Jan Bloemen and Samuel Girard named Athletes of the Year
 
Calgary, June 15, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada is pleased to announce its 2018 annual award winners which were unveiled Friday, June 15, at its Awards Reception held in Calgary during its Annual General Meeting.
 
The recipients were elected based on nominations put forth by Speed Skating Canada’s members and committees.

Short Track Speed Skater Samuel Bélanger-Marceau retires from competition

Montreal, June 12, 2018 – National Development Short Track Speed Skating Team member since the 2014-2015 season, Samuel Bélanger-Marceau from Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC, announced his retirement from competition.
 
Bélanger-Marceau, age 26, represented Canada on the international stage at two ISU World Cups, in Salt Lake City and in Montreal in the fall of 2014, as well as at the 2013 Winter Universiade in Italy. He also took part in the Olympic Trials for the 2014 and 2018 Games.
 

Derrick Campbell steps down as coach of the Canadian men's short track team

Montreal, June 7, 2018 – Derrick Campbell has announced that he has stepped down as coach of the Canadian men's short track speed skating team.
 
Head of the men's national program since the 2006-2007 season, Campbell decided to pursue new challenges as part of the Chinese team, as China prepares to host the Olympic Games in 2022 in Beijing.