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Olympian William Dutton retires from long track speed skating

Calgary, May 15, 2018 – National Long Track Speed Skating Team member and 2014 Olympian William Dutton of Humboldt, SK, announced his retirement from competition.
 
Dutton, age 28, competed in a total of 83 World Cup races from 2010 to 2018. He made his international debut in 2009 when he qualified to represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in Zakopane, Poland. He also competed in the 2014 Olympics in the 500m and 1000m, where he respectively finished 14th and 26th.
 

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:
https://www.youtube.com/theolympicoval. 

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.

Charles Hamelin crowned World Champion

Marianne St-Gelais ends her career on a good note by winning bronze with women's relay

Montreal, March 18, 2018 – Charles Hamelin became the first Canadian in 20 years to be crowned overall World Champion in short track speed skating and he also helped the men's relay earn the silver medal, while Marianne St-Gelais ended her career on a positive note by helping the women's relay collect the bronze medal, Sunday, on the last day of the 2018 ISU World Championships that were held at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal.

Charles Hamelin crowned 1500m World Champion and Kim Boutin collects bronze at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal

Jamie Macdonald comes up with 4th place in the women's 500m at her first World Championships

Montreal, March 17, 2018 – Charles Hamelin was crowned World Champion in the men's 1500m while Kim Boutin earned a bronze medal in that distance on the women's side, Saturday, at the ISU World Championships that took place until Sunday at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal.

Ted-Jan Bloemen crowned World Cup Champion in 5000m/10,000m and Ivanie Blondin finishes second overall in 3000m/5000m at the 2018 ISU World Cup Final

Alex Boisvert-Lacroix skates to eighth place in first of two 500m events slated this weekend

Minsk, Belarus, March 17, 2018 – Ted-Jan Bloemen was crowned 2017-2018 World Cup Champion in the 5000m/10,000m category while Ivanie Blondin came up with silver in overall standings of the 3000m/5000m category, Saturday, at the 2018 ISU World Cup Final which is underway until Sunday in Minsk, Belarus.

Kim Boutin, Samuel Girard and Charles Hamelin have a perfect day in qualifying to kick off the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal

Marianne St-Gelais, Jamie Macdonald each earn a spot in the final rounds of two events

Montreal, March 16, 2018 – Kim Boutin, Samuel Girard and Charles Hamelin all had a perfect day in qualifying, Friday, at the ISU World Short Track Championships held until Sunday at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal, as they earned spots in the final rounds of each of the three individual events in which they were competing. Marianne St-Gelais and Jamie MacDonald, for their part, qualified in two of the three distances.

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