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Abbotsford, B.C., welcomes 120 young skaters from Western Canada for the 2018 Canada West Short Track Championships

Abbotsford, March 15, 2018 – The Abbotsford Centre in Abbotsford, B.C., will welcome 120 young skaters, March 17-18, for the 2018 Canada West Short Track Championships.

The best skaters from Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and from the host province, British Columbia, 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 Mission Racers Speed Skating Club, on behalf of Speed Skating Canada.

Three Canadians in contention for overall titles at the ISU World Cup Final in Belarus

Blondin, Bloemen and Boisvert-Lacroix to skate at the competition held this weekend in Minsk

Minsk, Belarus, March 15, 2018 – Canada will be represented by three long track speed skaters at the ISU World Cup Final to be held March 17-18 in Minsk, Belarus. All three competitors are in contention for 2017-2018 World Cup season titles, with Ivanie Blondin, in the 3000m/5000m, and Ted-Jan Bloemen, in the 5000m/10,000m, currently sitting in first place overall in World Cup ranking in their respective event, and Alex Boisvert-Lacroix in second place in the 500m.

Some Canadian skaters set to continue to grow, others to compete for one last time at ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal

Montreal, March 14, 2018 – After earning five medals at the Olympic Games held in PyeongChang, South Korea, the Canadian short track speed skating team is looking to repeat its performances, this time at home, at the ISU World Championships set to take place March 16-18 at Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal.
 

Montreal to celebrate short track speed skating

The 2018 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships will take place March 16-18 at Maurice-Richard Arena
 
Montreal, March 14, 2018 – A few weeks after battling it out at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, the top short track speed skaters in the world will now compete in Montreal for the ISU World Championships which is set to take place March 16-18 at Maurice Richard Arena.
 

Béatrice Lamarche and David La Rue crowned 2018 World Junior Champions in mass start

Salt Lake City, United States, March 11, 2018 – Canada finished off the 2018 ISU World Junior Long Track Championships with two gold medals on Sunday, as Béatrice Lamarche from Quebec City, QC, on the women's side, and David La Rue from Saint-Lambert, QC, in the men's event, were crowned 2018 World Junior Champions in the mass start races held in Salt Lake City, United States.
 
On the women's side, Béatrice Lamarche, who won bronze in the mass start events in 2016 in Changchun, China, and in 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, crossed the finish line in first place.

Canadian long track speed skaters finish 16th, 17th and 18th at 2018 ISU World Allround Championships

Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 11, 2018 – Ted-Jan Bloemen from Calgary, AB, Denny Morrison from Fort St. John, B.C., and Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu from Sherbrooke, QC, respectively finished 16th, 17th and 18th at the 2018 ISU World Allround Championships that ended on Sunday in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
 
In the men's 1500m race held on Sunday, Bloemen was the top Canadian with a sixth-place finish (1:51.22). Morrison was 11th (1:52.09) while Gélinas-Beaulieu was 19th (1:53.76).
 

Tyson Langelaar earns silver at the 2018 ISU World Junior Long Track Championships

Béatrice Lamarche took fourth spot

Salt Lake City, United States, March 10, 2018 – Tyson Langelaar of Winnipeg, MB, won a silver medal as he finished second in the men's final overall standings at the 2018 ISU World Junior Long Track Championships which are underway until Sunday in Salt Lake City.
 

Denny Morrison the top Canadian after the first day of men's racing at the 2018 ISU World Allround Championships

Ivanie Blondin concludes the competition in 12th place in women's overall standings

Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 10, 2018 – Denny Morrison from Fort St. John, B.C., is the top Canadian after the first two men's events held at the 2018 ISU World Allround Championships which are underway in Amsterdam, Netherlands, until Sunday, as he is in 16th place overall.
 
On the women's side, Ivanie Blondin from Ottawa took 17th place in the 1500m (2:05.32) to finish the competition in 12th place in overall standings.
 

Long track speed skater David La Rue earns silver medal in 1500m at 2018 ISU World Junior Championships

Salt Lake City, U.S.A., March 9, 2018 – Long track speed skater David La Rue from Saint-Lambert, QC, earned on Friday a silver medal in the 1500m held at the 2018 ISU World Junior Championships set to take place until Sunday in Salt Lake City, U.S.A.
 
La Rue skated to a time of 1:44.59 to finish behind Norway's Allan Dahl Johansson (1:43.62). South Korea's Min-Seok Kim (1:45.11) collected bronze. Tyson Langelaar from Winnipeg, MB, took fifth place with a new personal best of 1:45.82.
 

Ivanie Blondin 11th overall after first day of the 2018 ISU World Allround Championships

Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 9, 2018 – Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa sits in 11th place overall at the 2018 ISU World Allround Championships, which are taking place until Sunday in Amsterdam, Netherlands, after finishing 10th in the 3000m and 12th in the 500m held on Friday.
 
As the races were presented under the rain, Friday, on an outdoor oval to celebrate the 125th anniversary of this competition, Blondin skated to a time of 41.10 seconds in the 500m to finish 12th. Then, in the 3000m, the 27-year-old Canadian skater registered the 10th fastest time, 4:26.55.

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