Ontario's Patrick Duffy retires from short track speed skating

Montreal, April 25, 2018 – National Short Track Speed Skating Team member Patrick Duffy from Oakville, ON, announced his retirement from competition.

Duffy, aged 27 and who represented Quebec on the national stage since 2013-2014, took part in his first ISU World Cup in the winter of 2012 after he represented Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championships, where he took part in the men’s relay bronze medal.

Lévis welcomes 120 young skaters from Eastern Canada for the 2018 Canada East Short Track Championships

Lévis, March 29, 2018 – The Centre Bruno-Verret of Lévis, QC, will play host to 120 young skaters, March 31-April 1, during the 2018 Canada East Short Track Championships.

The best skaters from New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and from the host province, Québec, in the “Training to Train” stage of development in the 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 year old categories, will take part in the competition, the final one of the season at the national level. It will be hosted by the Club de patinage de vitesse de Lévis, on behalf of Speed Skating Canada.

Laval and Place Bell to host their first ever national short track speed skating competition

The Canadian Senior Selections #2 will be held this weekend, March 23-25

Laval, March 21, 2018 – Laval and Place Bell will play host for the very first time to a national short track speed skating competition this weekend, March 23-25, with the presentation of the Canadian Senior Selections #2.

103 Short Track speed skaters in Calgary for the 2018 Canadian Junior Short Track Selections #2

Calgary, March 20, 2018 – The Winsport’s Arena in Calgary will host Speed Skating Canada’s 2018 National Junior Short Track Selections #2, March 21-24.

Overall, 103 junior speed skaters will aim to improve their national ranking in this competition, which is being hosted by Calgary’s Olympic Oval.

The event will be webcasted through the Olympic Oval’s YouTube page at: 

Here is the approximate competition schedule (local time):
Wednesday, March 21

Ivanie Blondin earns bronze in mass start overall classification at 2018 ISU World Cup Final

Alex Boisvert-Lacroix 6th in 500m overall World Cup Classification

Minsk, Belarus, March 18, 2018 – Ivanie Blondin captured silver in the final mass start of the season, Sunday, bolstering her overall World Cup ranking to bronze in that event on the last day of the 2018 ISU World Cup Final in Minsk, Belarus.