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Vincent De Haître and Brianne Tutt win 1500m races at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections

Kali Christ, De Haître, Denny Morrison and Tutt added to the provisional Olympic Team

Calgary, January 6, 2018 – Vincent De Haître and Brianne Tutt respectively won the men's and women's 1500m events, Saturday, at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections that are slated to be held until Tuesday, January 9 at Calgary’s Olympic Oval.
 
In the men's 1500m, Vincent De Haître from Cumberland, ON, skated to a time of 1:43.44 on the way to finishing first, followed by Denny Morrison (1:44.13) from Fort St. John, BC, and Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu (1:45.24) from Sherbrooke, QC.

Boisvert-Lacroix and Hudey win their 500m races at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections

Hudey, Heather McLean and Gilmore Junio added to the provisional Olympic Team

Calgary, January 5, 2018 – Alex Boisvert-Lacroix and Marsha Hudey respectively won the men's and women's 500m events, Friday, at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections that are slated to be held until Tuesday, January 9, at Calgary’s Olympic Oval.
 
On the women's side, Marsha Hudey from White City, SK, skated to a time of 37.46 seconds to win the race, followed by Heather McLean (37.79) from Winnipeg, MB. Kaylin Irvine (38.15) from Calgary, AB, was third.
 

Victories for Blondin and Bloemen on the first day of the 2018 Long Track Team Selections

Isabelle Weidemann and Brianne Tutt added to the provisional Olympic Team

Calgary, January 4, 2018 – Ivanie Blondin won the women's 3000m event and Ted-Jan Bloemen, the men's 5000m, Thursday, on the first day of the 2018 Long Track Team Selections held until Tuesday, January 9, at Calgary’s Olympic Oval.
 

Potential battles for the last Olympic spots available set to take place at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections

The competition will be held January 4-9 in Calgary

Calgary, December 29, 2017 – The road to PyeongChang for Canada's long track speed skaters will go through Calgary’s Olympic Oval, site of the 2018 Long Track Team Selections set to take place January 4-9, as athletes will go through the last stage of the individual qualification process.
 
The competition will be held based on the following schedule:
 
Thursday, January 4: women’s 3000m and men’s 5000m.
 
Friday, January 5: women’s and men’s 500m
 

Speed Skating Canada signs sponsorship agency SportBrand Canada Inc.

Agency hired to help Canada’s most successful Olympic sport secure corporate partnerships

Ottawa, December 22, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada is excited to announce it has engaged sports marketing agency SportBrand Canada Inc. to expand and develop its corporate sponsorship platform. With over 20 years of experience in the sports marketing industry, SportBrand’s main goal will be to develop new long-term partnerships between Speed Skating Canada and Canadian companies looking to align with a global sport leader.
 

The best junior short track speed skaters in the country in Saguenay this weekend for Speed Skating Canada’s Canadian Junior Championships

Competitions will be held December 15-17 at the Centre Georges-Vézina

Saguenay, December 14, 2017 – The top 64 junior short track speed skaters in Canada will be in action this weekend, December 15-17, at Saguenay’s Centre Georges-Vézina for Speed Skating Canada’s 2017 Canadian Junior Championships.

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.

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