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Speed Skating Canada presents its National Team members for the first four ISU Short Track World Cups

Olympic medalist Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais, Valérie Maltais and Charle Cournoyer will lead the team

Montreal, Oct. 6, 2014 – Canada will be represented by a team of Olympic medalists and promising young skaters at the first four ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cups, launching a new Olympic quadrennial this fall.

Denny Morrison makes 2014-15 debut at Fall Classic long track competition

Speed Skating Canada has 21 skaters entered at Olympic Oval event

Denny Morrison, who won a pair of medals for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, skates in his first competition of the 2014-15 season this weekend at the Fall Classic speed skating competion at the Olympic Oval, along with 20 other members of Speed Skating Canada’s national and development teams.

The Fort St. John, B.C., skater is entered in the 500m and 1,000m on Saturday and the 500m on Sunday. The 29-year-old won the silver medal in the 1,000m and a bronze in the 1,500m in Sochi last February.

Speed Skating Canada introduces the members of its Long Track National, Development and Training Teams for 2014-2015

Ottawa, September 25, 2014 – Speed Skating Canada is pleased to introduce the athletes who have been named to the Canadian long track national, development and training teams for 2014-2015.

The Canadian team will be led by four-time Olympic medalist Denny Morrison, who won two medals in February at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia; double Olympic medalist Christine Nesbitt; and Jamie Gregg and Gilmore Junio, World Cup medalists last season.

Olympian Michael Gilday announces his retirement from speed skating

Yellowknife, September 23, 2014 – 2014 Olympian Michael Gilday from Yellowknife, N.W.T., announced today he is retiring from short track speed skating.
 
The 27-year-old finished sixth in the men's relay event with his Canadian teammates and 17th in the 1500m event at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
 

Kim Boutin records first senior win at Speed Skating Canada’s Short Track Fall World Cups Selections

Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais, Valérie Maltais and Samuel Girard earn spots at first four World Cups
 
Calgary, September 21, 2014 - Kim Boutin won her first senior race Sunday while Charles Hamelin swept the men’s events on the final day of Speed Skating Canada’s Fall Short Track World Cup Selections in Calgary.

Boutin and St-Gelais split Sunday’s women’s races with Boutin of Sherbrooke, Que., taking the 1,000 and St-Gelais of Saint-Félicien, Que. winning the 500.

Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais pick up third victories each at Fall Short Track ISU World Cups Selections

Francois Hamelin, Valérie Maltais win first races of trials with victories in Saturday's 1,000m

Calgary, September 20, 2014 –  Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais  won their third races of Speed Skating Canada’s Fall Short Track ISU World Cups Selections in Calgary on Saturday while François Hamelin and Valérie Maltais won their first race of the weekend.
 

St-Gelais, Hamelin have strong starts to Olympic quadrennial

Marianne St-Gelais and Charles Hamelin swept the opening day events Friday at Speed Skating Canada’s Fall Short Track World Cups Selections at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.

St-Gelais of Saint-Felicien, Que., won the women’s 500m and 1500m while Hamelin, the 2014 Winter Olympic champion in the 1,500, captured both men’s races at those same distances.

St-Gelais edged Kasandra Bradette, who is from the same home town, at the line to win the 500. Valerie Maltais of Saguenay, QC - La Baie., was third. Maltais and Bradette swapped places in the 1,500 final.

Canada’s Best Short Track Speed Skaters kick-off new Olympic cycle in Calgary

Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais among many Olympians at the Fall World Cups Selections in Calgary

Calgary, September 11, 2014 – The best short track speed skaters in the country will be at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, September 19-21, for Speed Skating Canada’s Fall Short Track ISU World Cups Selections.

Vincent Cournoyer announces his retirement from speed skating

Boucherville, September 15, 2014 – Vincent Cournoyer from Boucherville, QC, announced today he is retiring from short track speed skating.
 
The 25-year-old took part in the Winter Universiade in 2011 in Turkey and in 2013 in Italy where he won two silver medals in the men's relay event. At the 2014 Olympic Trials, he finished 7th in the overall ranking. He also represented Canada at the ISU Short Track World Cups #5 and #6 in 2013 and at the Short Track World Junior Championships in 2008.
 

Calgary’s Olympic Oval to welcome the best skaters in the world and in the country in 2014-2015

Calgary, September 9, 2014 – The 2015 ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships will highlight Speed Skating Canada’s busy schedule at Calgary’s Olympic Oval this winter as the facility will present eight international and national speed skating short and long track events.
 

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