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Sunday, August 20: come and meet the first Short Track Olympians to qualify for PyeongChang and those who preceded them

The 2018 Short Track Team Selections will conclude on Sunday at Montreal's Maurice-Richard Arena

Montreal, August 17, 2017 – The first Canadian short track speed skaters who will represent the country at the 2018 Olympic Games will be announced following the last day of racing at the 2018 Short Track Team Selections, on Sunday, August 20 starting at 10:50 a.m. at Montreal's Maurice-Richard Arena.
 

Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin get closer to a spot at PyeongChang Games with wins in the 500m at the 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 16, 2017 – Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin both increased their chances of being the first male skater and the first female skater to be chosen by Speed Skating Canada to be part of the provisional short track team at the 2018 Olympic Games, Wednesday night at Maurice-Richard Arena, as they respectively won the men's and women's second 500m event of the competition held on the third day of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections.

Charles Hamelin and Valérie Maltais earn their first win at the 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 13, 2017 – Charles Hamelin and Valérie Maltais both came up with their first win of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections, Sunday, as they both came out on top in the second 1500m event of the competition, while Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin comforted their lead in the men's and women's standings, by notably winning the first 1000m of the Selections.
 

Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin a step ahead after the first day of 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 12, 2017 – Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin both find themselves a step ahead of the rest of the pack, Saturday, after they each won both races sheduled on the first day of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections that will continue until August 20 at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal.

Samuel Girard, from Ferland-et-Boilleau, QC, won the men's 1500m and 500m, while Kim Boutin, of Sherbrooke, QC, did the same on the women's side.

Marianne St-Gelais withdrawn from 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 12, 2017 – Following a fall at training Friday afternoon, Marianne St-Gelais from Saint-Félicien, QC, must withdraw from the 2018 Short Track Team Selections being held August 12-20 at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal.

St-Gelais has been withdrawn due to moderate concussion symptoms and will therefore not compete at any of the events of the 5-day competition.

To be able to take part in the 2018 Olympic Games, Marianne St-Gelais will ask for a bye, as stated in Speed Skating Canada’s 2018 Short Track Olympic Policies and Procedures.

Nagano Skate becomes Speed Skating Canada's official supplier in off-ice technical equipment

Ottawa, August 10. 2017 – Speed Skating Canada is proud to add Nagano Skate to its family of corporate partners as official supplier of technical equipment.
 
Founded last March, Nagano Skate specializes in state-of-the-art speed skating equipment not worn on the ice, such as carbide, and has created an exclusive line of products such as Frank's Signature precision sharpening tools and the Golden Rocker 1.0 rocker machine
 

The road to the 2018 Games for Canada's short track speed skaters starts this Saturday as Olympic Selections kick off in Montreal

The competition will be presented live on CBC Sports, Radio-Canada, RDS and Facebook web platforms

Montreal, August 9, 2017 – The road to the 2018 Olympics Games will kick off this Saturday at Montreal's Maurice-Richard Arena for Canada's short track speed skaters, with the start of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections which will lead to the formation of the Canadian squad that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Shawn Holman named Speed Skating Canada’s Chief Sport Officer

Ottawa, July 27, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn Holman to the position of Chief Sport Officer (CSO).

As CSO, Shawn Holman will be the lead Speed Skating Canada staff responsible for both the domestic development of the sport, and the ongoing leadership of a world-leading High-Performance program. He will start in his new role on August 21, 2017.

The road to the 2018 Olympic Games starts in one month for Canada Short Track Speed Skaters

Montreal, July 12, 2017 – Exactly one month away from the start of the Short Track Team Selections which will lead to the formation of the Canadian squad that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Games, and which will kick off on August 12 at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal, sports fans are invited to buy tickets starting now.
 

Speed Skating Canada introduces members of its Short Track Senior National Team for 2017-2018

Montreal, July 5, 2017 - Speed Skating Canada is pleased to introduce the athletes who have been named to the Short Track National Teams for 2017-2018, a few weeks prior to the start of the Olympic season which will be launched August 12 with the selections for the PyeongChang Games.

The 28 skaters have been named to the Senior National or Development Team following their performances last season.

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