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Speed Skating Canada introduces its 2018-19 Short Track National Teams

Athletes gear up for competition at this weekend’s Canadian Championships in Montreal

 

Intact Insurance awards $40,000 to Canadian speed skating clubs via Podium Tracker program

Ottawa, August 31, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada’s major sponsor, Intact Insurance, announced today the seven Canadian speed skating clubs that will share this year’s Podium Tracker total prize amount of $40,000.

Intact Insurance awards $40,000 to Canadian speed skating clubs via Podium Tracker program

Valérie Maltais officially moves on from short track to long track

Ottawa, August 28, 2018 – After representing Canada for more than a decade in short track speed skating at the international level, Valérie Maltais, who won a silver medal in relay at the 2014 Olympic Games, has officially moved on to long track.

After a few weeks of rest at the end of last season, the athlete from Saguenay, La Baie borough, QC, travelled to Calgary to familiarize herself with her long track clap skates and kick off a sustained training program in her new discipline. She had been considering such a move for some time.

Vincent De Haître follows in the footsteps of Clara Hughes

The Olympian and long track speed skater will represent Canada at the Pan American Track Cycling Championships

Ottawa, August 23, 2018 – A few months after representing Canada in long track speed skating in his second career Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Vincent De Haître will now move on to another kind of track as he wears the Canadian jersey at the Pan American Track Cycling Championships set to be held August 29 to September 2 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Speed Skating Canada unveils 2018-2019 national competitions calendar

Campbellton, Fort St. John, Grande Prairie, Laval, Sherbrooke and Winnipeg among host cities

Ottawa, August 22, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada today unveiled its 2018-2019 national competitions calendar for both short track and long track. The schedule highlights important changes to the competition structure for the Canadian speed skating program.
 
Starting this season, short track and long track athletes will have one main competition to qualify for the 2018-2019 ISU World Cup and World Championship events, each taking place this fall.

Denny Morrison to bring 20 of his Olympic speed skating teammates in Fort St. John for a two-week training camp

The National Team will take part in several events open to the public, Aug. 26-Sept. 10

Fort St. John, August 22, 2018 – Four-time long track speed skating Olympic medalist Denny Morrison will introduce 20 of his teammates to his hometown of Fort St. John, B.C., during a two-week training camp to be held there August 26 to September 10.
 

Speed Skating Canada names Nicole Espenant as Manager, Marketing, Communications and Partnerships

Ottawa, August 15, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Espenant to the position of Manager, Marketing, Communications and Partnerships.

David Morrison named Speed Skating Canada’s Manager, Coach, Athletes and Competition Development

Ottawa, August 14, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Morrison to the position of Manager, Coach, Athlete and Competition Development.

In this role, David Morrison will be primarily responsible for coach development with Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs), long-term participant and athlete development, and competition development, which includes official’s development, for both short and long track.

Dutch Gold Medal Coach Geert Kuiper to Join Canadian Long Track Program as Technical Advisor

Calgary, August 10, 2018 – World-renowned long track speed skating coach Geert Kuiper from the Netherlands will join the Canadian program as Technical Coach Advisor, starting August 13, 2018.

Four-time Olympic medalist Éric Bédard returns to the Canadian program as the National Team Coach of the men's short track team

Montreal, August 1st, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada is happy to announce the appointment of Éric Bédard as the National Team Coach to lead the Canadian men's short track speed skating team.
 
Éric Bédard's first day on the job in his new role will be August 13.
 

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