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Speed Skating Canada congratulates its Olympians Cindy Klassen and Marcel Lacroix, new inductees at the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

Photo Credit: Jeff Bough

Ottawa, April 2, 2014 – Speed Skating Canada would like to congratulate its Olympians, long track star Cindy Klassen and coach Marcel Lacroix as the Canadian Olympic Committee announced, today, their nomination to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. The gala will be held Friday, June 6, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.

Cindy Klassen of Winnipeg, MB, and Marcel Lacroix from Montreal, QC, won or contributed to six Olympic medals each in three Olympic Games.

Canada East Short Track Championships 2014

Approximately 125 athletes aged 11 to 15 competed in the Canada East Short Track Championships in Rivière-du-Loup at the Centre Premier Tech this past weekend (March 29 to 30).

 

 “At this meet I enjoyed competing with skaters from other provinces I didn’t know. This meet was a great experience for practicing technique for races because of the great competitors. There was excellent organisation within the competition witch overall made a memorable experience.”

Kate Miyasaki, Ontario, girls 14

 

Kali Christ 10th after day 1 of World Allround Championships. Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships

March 22, 2014 – Kali Christ of Regina is the top Canadian and is 10th entering Sunday’s final two races at the Essent ISU World Allround Speed skating Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

 

The 22-year-old placed fourth in the 500m in 39.37 seconds and 12th in the 3000m in 4:14.39 on Saturday at the final competition on the ISU international calendar. It wraps up with a 1500m and 5000m on Sunday for the women and 1500m and 10000m for the men.

 

Kali Christ 10th after day 1 of World Allround Championships

Kali Christ of Regina is the top Canadian and is 10th entering Sunday’s final two races at the Essent ISU World Allround Speed skating Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
 
The 23-year-old placed fourth in the 500m in 39.37 seconds and 12th in

Speed Skating Canada names Patrick Godbout as Communications and Media Relations Manager

Ottawa, March 20th, 2014 – Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is pleased to announce that Patrick Godbout will be its new Communications and Media Relations Manager effective Tuesday, April 1st.

Speed Skating Canada names Patrick Godbout as Communications and Media Relations Manager

Ottawa, March 20th, 2014 – Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is pleased to announce that Patrick Godbout will be its new Communications and Media Relations Manager effective Tuesday, April 1st.

 

2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships. An and Shim crowned World Champions. Charles Hamelin and Valérie Maltais take bronze

Montréal, March 16th, 2014 - The very last individual race of the Short Track Speed Skating World Championships, the 3000m, determined the final cumulative individual standings to crown the 2014 World Champions before 4500 spectators at Maurice-Richard Arena: Russia’s Victor An and Korea’s Suk-Hee Shim.
 
At the very last turn, Victor An was barely ahead of Charles Hamelin, who was convinced he could overtake him at the finish line. Unfortunately, Hamelin tripped up and slid into the mats. 
 

2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships Charles Hamelin wins bronze

Montréal, March 15th, 2014: The start line featured an impressive quartet of skaters. Russia’s Victor An, current Olympic champion, China’s Dajing Wu, silver medalist in Sochi, American J.R. Celski, world record holder and Canada’s Charles Hamelin (Sainte-Julie, Québec), 2010 Olympic champion competed in the 500m final of the Short Track Speed Skating World Championships at Montreal’s Maurice-Richard Arena.

Charles Hamelin wins bronze

2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships. Hamelin and Shim crowned at 1500m

Charles Hamelin (Ste-Julie, Québec), 1500m Olympic champion, claimed the world championship title today at the same distance, ahead of China’s Tianyu Han and Korea’s Se-Yeong Park at the Short Track Speed Skating World Championships in Montreal.

“The world championship title at this distance is as important to me as winning an Olympic medal”, declared Charles Hamelin, who found his way to lead the pack one many occasions in a final riddled with passing and overtaking.

2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships

Morrison wins 1000m while Blondin captures mass start bronze in Heerenveen, Netherlands

Denny Morrison’s medal haul continued Friday with a win in a 1000m race at the World Cup Final in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa followed with a bronze in a mass start race later the same day. With the win Morrison places second overall for the World Cup season in the 1000m.

Morrison’s winning time was one minute, 08.91 seconds. Shani Davis of the United States was second in 1:09.31 while Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands picked up the bronze in 1:09.25.

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