General

CBC Sports and TVA Sports, official broadcasters for the 2018 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal

The competition will take place March 17-18 at Maurice-Richard Arena

Montreal, December 13, 2017 – The 2018 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, set to take place at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal next March, will be broadcast on television on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th on CBC Sports and TVA Sports, respectively named official English and French-language broadcasters of the event.
 

New world record and gold medal for Ted-Jan Bloemen in the men's 5000m in Salt Lake City

Ivanie Blondin qualifies for the Olympic Games in the 3000m

Salt Lake City, December 10, 2017 – Ted-Jan Bloemen set a new world record in the men's 5000m, Sunday, on the last day of the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage held in Salt Lake City, U.S.A., allowing him to win the gold medal, while Ivanie Blondin qualify in the 3000m at the 2018 Olympic Games following her fourth-place finish on Sunday.
 

Blondin, Boisvert-Lacroix, Jean and Keri Morrison qualify individually for PyeongChang 2018

Canada qualified a total of 15 spots, Saturday, for the long track competition at the Olympic Games

Salt Lake City, December 9, 2017 – Canada may not have set foot on the podium on Saturday at the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage in Salt Lake City, U.S.A., but that did not prevent Ivanie Blondin, Alex Boisvert-Lacroix, Olivier Jean and Keri Morrison from individually qualifying for the provisional long track team at the 2018 Olympic Games, while Canada earned 15 sports for PyeongChang 2018.

Boisvert-Lacroix wins another gold in 500m, Canadian men's team pursuit skates to gold and national record in Salt Lake City

The Canadian men's and women's team pursuit both qualify for the Olympic Games

Salt Lake City, December 8, 2017 – Alex Boisvert-Lacroix from Sherbrooke, QC, won his second straight gold medal on the World Cup circuit in the 500m distance while Ted-Jan Bloemen, Ben Donnelly and Denny Morrison raced to victory in the men's team pursuit while also improving on the Canadian record, Friday, on the first day of the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage to be held until Sunday in Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

Last chance to qualify Long Track Speed Skating Olympic spots at the ISU World Cup in Salt Lake City

The last Fall World Cup stage will be held this weekend, December 8-10

Salt Lake City, December 7, 2017 – The Canadian Long Track Speed Skating team is in Salt Lake City, U.S.A., this weekend, December 8-10, for the last World Cup to be held this fall and, at the same time, this will be the last opportunity for the athletes to prequalify or qualify spots for Canada for the upcoming Olympic games.
 

Alex Boisvert-Lacroix wins 500m gold at Calgary World Cup

David La Rue sets a new junior world record in the 1500m distance

Calgary, December 3, 2017 – Alex Boisvert-Lacroix of Sherbrooke, QC, earned his first-ever gold medal at the international level when he won the men's 500m, Sunday, on the last day of the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage held at Calgary's Olympic Oval.
 
Boisvert-Lacroix beat out South Korea's Min Kyu Cha by one thousandth of a second, clocking a time of 31.313 that came within 13 thousandths of a second from his personal best. Finland's Mika Poutala (34.38) collected bronze.
 

Canada wins bronze in women's team pursuit at Calgary World Cup

Vincent De Haître finishes fourth in men's 1000m

Calgary, December 2, 2017 – Ivanie Blondin, Kali Christ and Isabelle Weidemann allowed Canada to win its second bronze medal in as many races in the women's team pursuit event so far this season, while Vincent De Haître ended up at the foot of podium in fourth place in the men's 1000m, Saturday, at the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage held until Sunday at Calgary's Olympic Oval.

Gold medal and new world record time for Canada in the men's team sprint, silver for Bloemen in men's 5000m in Calgary

Calgary, December 1, 2017 – Vincent De Haître, Laurent Dubreuil and Gilmore Junio set a new world record time in the men's team sprint on their way to a gold medal, while Ted-Jan Bloemen earned silver in the men's 5000m, Friday, on the first day of the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage to be held until Sunday at Calgary's Olympic Oval.

Nearly 100 long track speed skaters in Quebec City for the first Canada Cup of the season

Quebec City, November 30, 2017 – The Gaétan-Boucher Oval in Quebec City will host close to 100 long track speed skaters this weekend, December 1-3, for the first Canada Cup of the season.
 

Close to 300 Long Track Speed Skaters in Calgary as they vye for spots at PyeongChang Games

The ISU World Cup will be held December 1-3 at the Olympic Oval

Calgary, November 28, 2017 – Calgary’s Olympic Oval will host 283 long track speed skaters from around the world, December 1-3, for the third ISU World Cup stage of the season.
 

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