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Intact Insurance announces 8th season of Podium Tracker Program to support youth speed skating clubs across Canada

Ottawa, February 15, 2018 – Since its inception in 2010, the Intact Insurance Podium Tracker program has donated over $300,000 to 150 speed skating clubs across the country and that number will grow higher again this year. Every time a Canadian skater wins an individual medal at a long or short track World Cup or World Championship Intact Insurance donates $1,000 towards the Podium Tracker program.

Quebec City to host Speed Skating Canada’s National Age Class Long Track Championships

Quebec City, February 8, 2018 – A total of 143 young long track speed skaters from across the country will be in action Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11, at the Gaétan Boucher Oval in Quebec City (930, avenue Roland-Beaudin) for Speed Skating Canada’s National Age Class Long Track Championships.

The Olympic Style 500m, 1500m, and Mass Start 300m, 3000m, relays, 1500m Super Final and Team Pursuit events are presented in the Girls 11, 12, 13 and 14, as well as Boys 12, 13, 14 and 15 categories. Races will be start at 9:15 am Saturday and 8:45 am Sunday.

Fort St. John to host Speed Skating Canada’s National Junior Long Track Championships and Canada Cup #3

Fort St. John, January 31, 2018 – A total of 129 long track speed skaters from across the country will be in action this weekend, February 2-4, at the Pomeroy Sport Centre (9324 – 96 Street) in Fort St. John, B.C., for Speed Skating Canada’s 2018 National Junior Long Track Championships and Canada Cup #3.

Among them, 90 junior skaters will aim for spots at the 2018 ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships to be held March 9-11 in Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

Olympic gold medalist Guillaume Bastille announces his retirement from short track speed skating

Montreal, January 25, 2018 – Short track speed skater Guillaume Bastille, from Rivière-du-Loup, QC, who contribued to Canada's gold medal in the men's relay at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, announced on Thursday that he was retiring.
 

Speed Skating Canada unveils its final short track team for the 2018 Olympic Games

Montreal, January 24, 2018 – One week away from the Canadian short track speed skating team's departure to PyeongChang, South Korea, Speed Skating Canada unveiled on Wednesday its final roster for the 2018 Olympic Games.

On the men's side, Samuel Girard from Ferland-et-Boilleau, QC, and Charles Hamelin from Sainte-Julie, QC, will be in action in all three individual events, i.e. the 500m, in which only two Canadian athletes will be skating, as well as the 1000m and the 1500m.