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Ted-Jan Bloemen starts Olympic season with a new 5000m Canadian record

Calgary, September 22, 2017 – Ted-Jan Bloemen broke the Men’s 5000m Long Track Speed Skating Canadian Senior record, Friday, by clocking a time of 6:08,06 during the event held at Calgary’s Olympic Oval Fall Classic.

The 31-year old skater of Calgary, AB, lowered the previous Canadian mark by more than three seconds which was 6:11.64 and that Bloemen owned since September 24, 2016.

Sébastien Cros returns to Canadian short track speed skating program

Montreal, September 14, 2017 – Internationally renowned short track speed skating coach Sébastien Cros has returned to the Canadian program, where he will work as a NextGen coach.

In his new position, which is funded by Own the podium, the former head coach of the Canadian women's national team at the 2010 Olympic Games will now work with NextGen athletes, i.e. those who have been identified as being between five to eight years away from an Olympic podium, as of 2022 and after.

Speed Skating Canada joined the House of Sport Community

(Ottawa, ON) -  The RA is pleased to share that Speed Skating Canada has committed to the House of Sport and moved in August 28, 2017. 

The House of Sport, currently being developed at the RA’s Riverside Drive campus, is an innovative, first of its kind design in Canada offering National (NSO) and Multi-Sport (MSO) organizations the opportunity to benefit from a feature rich environment designed for collaboration, innovation and leveraging efficiencies.

Speed Skating Canada is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada.

Canadian short track speed skating team named for PyeongChang 2018

MONTREAL (August 30, 2017) — The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Speed Skating Canada (SSC) named the ten athletes and two coaches provisionally selected to represent Team Canada in short track speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

Skaters were selected following the 2018 Short Track Team Selections held August 12-20, 2017 in Montreal.

Charles Hamelin, Cournoyer, Macdonald and Bradette qualify for PyeongChang on last day of 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 20, 2017 – Charles Hamelin, Charle Cournoyer, Jamie Macdonald and Kasandra Bradette qualified for the provisional short track team that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Games, Sunday, on the fifth and last day of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections held at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal. They therefore joined Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin, who qualified on Saturday.

Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin qualify for PyeongChang on next-to-last day of 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 19, 2017 – Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin both qualified for the provisional short track team that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Games, Saturday at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal, on the fourth and next-to-last day of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections.

Samuel Girard, from Ferland-et-Boilleau, QC, and Kim Boutin, from Sherbrooke, QC, both officially earned their spot on the Canadian team by winning the first of two events scheduled on Saturday, the 1000m.

Valérie Maltais withdraws from 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 19, 2017 – Following a fall during the semifinal round of the second 500m of the competition held last Wednesday, Valérie Maltais, from Saguenay, QC, had to withdraw from the 2018 Short Track Team Selections held until Sunday, August 20 at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal.

Maltais has been sidelined after experiencing moderate symptoms due to a concussion. She will miss the rest of the races scheduled at the competition.

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.
 

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