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Vincent De Haître in the 1000m and Ted-Jan Bloemen in the 5000m won silver and finished second in the overall at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final

Stavanger, Norway, March 11, 2017 – Vincent De Haître won the silver medal in the 1000m and clinched the second spot overall in the World Cup standings after the final race of the season, as did Ted-Jan Bloemen in the 5000m, Saturday, at the ISU World Cup Final in Stavanger, Norway.

In the 1000m, Vincent De Haître of Cumberland, ON, won the silver medal in the 1000m with a time of 1:09.28 and solidified his second place overall in the World Cup rankings with 440 points.

Canada earns 16 direct spots in final rounds at ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 10, 2017 – The Canadian short track speed skating team qualified directly for 16 spots out of a possible total of 18 in the qualification rounds toward the final ones of the races scheduled at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Canada represented by seven long track speed skaters at the World Cup Final in Norway

Calgary, March 9, 2017 – Canada will be represented by seven long track speed skaters at the World Cup Final to be held March 11-12 in Stavanger, Norway: Jordan Belchos from Toronto, ON, Ted-Jan Bloemen from Calgary, AB, Ivanie Blondin from Ottawa, ON, Vincent De Haître from Cumberland, ON, Laurent Dubreuil from Lévis, QC, Marsha Hudey from White City, SK, and Olivier Jean from Lachenaie, QC.

Montreal to host Canadian Senior Short Track Selections #2

Montréal, March 7, 2017 – The Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal will host this weekend, March 9-12, the best 67 senior short track speed skaters in Canada, except the Canadian National Team Members competing at the ISU World Short Track Championships also to be held this weekend in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, for the Canadian Senior Short Track Selections #2.

The 35 male and 32 female skaters will look to improve their national ranking with the objective of qualifying for the national team next season.

Next Canadians vying for World Champion titles: St-Gelais, Hamelin and the Canadian Short Track Team

Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 6, 2017 – The Canadian Short Track Speed Skating Team is in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this weekend, March 10-12, for the last international competition of the season: the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.

Ivanie Blondin finishes 12th and Ben Donnelly, 17th, at the ISU World Allround Championships

Hamar, Norway, March 5, 2017 – Ivanie Blondin concludes the 2017 ISU World Allround Championships in 12th position and Ben Donnelly, in 17th, following the last races held Sunday in Hamar, Norway.

Fifth following the first day of competition, Ivanie Blondin from Ottawa, ON, concludes the competition in 12th spot in the 1500m with a time of 1:59,10, Sunday, which pushed her out of the top eight in the overall ranking and, therefore, excluded her from the last race, the women’s 5000m, which could have allowed her to collect more points. She finally ended up in 12th place.

Ivanie Blondin fifth in provisional standings after first day of ISU World Allround Championships

Hamar, Norway, March 4, 2017 – Ivanie Blondin is fifth in women's provisional overall standings after the first day of competition at the ISU World Allround Championships scheduled to take place until Sunday in Hamar, Norway, while Ben Donnelly is in 16th place on the men's side.
 
On Saturday, Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa, ON, started off her day with an eighth-place finish in the women's 500m with a time of 39.61 seconds, and she then skated to ninth place in the 3000m in 4:08.29 to end up fifth in provisional standings.

Ivanie Blondin and Ben Donnelly to represent Canada at the ISU World Allround Championships

Calgary, March 1, 2017 – Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa, ON, and Ben Donnelly of Oshawa, ON will be the two Canadian representatives at the ISU World Allround Championships to be held March 4-5 in Hamar, Norway.

Skaters will first take part in the 500m, 1500m, women’s 3000m and men’s 5000m events. Following these three individual events, the first eight per gender in the overall ranking will then take part in the women’s 5000m or men’s 10,000m events to get additional points to crown an overall champion.

Laurent Dubreuil the top Canadian with a 6th place overall ranking at the 2017 ISU World Sprint Championships

Calgary, February 26, 2017 – Laurent Dubreuil came up with a sixth place finish overall as the top Canadian, while Heather McLean finished seventh with two personal best times and Vincent De Haître placed second in the men’s 1000m event, ranking him ninth overall, Sunday, on the second and last day of the 2017 ISU World Sprint Championships held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.
 

Vincent De Haître smashes 1000m national record to take second spot on the first day of the 2017 ISU World Sprint Championships

Calgary, February 25, 2017 – Vincent De Haître broke an almost 10-year-old Canadian 1000m record which was previously held by Olympic medalist Jeremy Wotherspoon, placing him second in that distance and eighth after two events, while Laurent Dubreuil skated to two personal bests, ranking him sixth overall, and Heather McLean was in 13th place with her combined results after the first day of competition, Saturday, of the 2017 ISU World Sprint Championships held until Sunday at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.

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