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Canada finishes fourth in men's team pursuit event at 2017 ISU World Single Distance Championships

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, February 10, 2017 – Canada came in fourth in the men's team pursuit, eight hundredths of a second away from a podium finish and just over one second away from a gold medal, while Heather McLean and Marsha Hudey respectively took fifth and sixth place in the women's 500m, Friday, on the second day of the 2017 ISU World Single Distance Championships to be held until Sunday in Gangneung, South Korea.
 

Canadian Short Track Speed Skating team aims for four medals at the sixth and last ISU World Cup stage of the season in Minsk, Belarus

Minsk, Belarus, February 9, 2017 – The Canadian Short Track Speed Skating team is in Minsk, Belarus, this weekend for the sixth and last ISU World Cup stage of the season and will be aiming to win at least four individual medals.
 
The women’s team, comprised of Kim Boutin from Sherbrooke, QC, Kasandra Bradette of Saint-Félicien, QC, Jamie Macdonald of Fort St. James, B.C., and Valérie Maltais of Saguenay, La Baie borough, QC, has set the goal of winning these four medals.
 

Ivanie Blondin ends up at the foot of the podium in the 3000m at the 2017 ISU World Single Distance Championships

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, February 9, 2017 – Ivanie Blondin skated to a fourth-place finish in the women's 3000m, 46 hundredths of a second away from a spot on the podium, Thursday, on the first day of the 2017 ISU World Single Distance Championships to be held until Sunday in Gangneung, South Korea.
 

Speed Skating Canada announces its team for the 2017 ISU World Junior Long Track Championships

Calgary, February 8, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada introduced today the eight athletes who will represent the country at the ISU World Junior Long Track Championships, February 17-19, in Helsinki, Finland.
 
The Canadian Team will feature Véronique Déry of Lévis (Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Est - Saint-Jean-Chrysostome borough), QC, Béatrice Lamarche of Quebec City (Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge borough), QC, and Tyson Langelaar of Winnipeg, MB, who will all be taking part in their second consecutive World Junior Championships.
 

2018 Olympic countdown starts with the 2017 ISU World Single Distance Long Track Championships

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, February 8, 2017 – Canada's top 16 long track speed skaters will battle against the best in the world at the 2017 ISU World Single Distance Championships which will be held this week, February 9-12, on the official ice of the 2018 Olympic Games in Gangneung, South Korea. The competition, which will take place exactly one year prior to the Opening Ceremonies, will serve as a pre-Olympic test event.
 

Speed Skating Canada congratulates its Olympic medalist Isabelle Charest for being named Chef de Mission of the Canadian team at the 2018 Olympic Games

Marianne St-Gelais wins second gold medal at ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating stage in Germany

Dresden, Germany, February 5, 2017 – Marianne St-Gelais won her second gold medal of the weekend at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating stage held in Dresden, Germany, as she won Sunday's 500m final on a day where Canada stepped onto the podium four times.
 

Canada covered in gold, Saturday, at ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating stage held in Germany

Dresden, Germany, February 4, 2017 – Canada won four medals, including three gold, Saturday, at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating stage held in Dresden, Germany, as Kim Boutin and Charles Hamelin each won their respective 1500m races, while Marianne St-Gelais finished first in the women's 1000m. St-Gelais was accompanied on the podium by Valérie Maltais, who earned a bronze medal.
 

A perfect day in qualifying for Canada at ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating stage held in Germany

Dresden, Germany, February 3, 2017 – All 12 members of the Canadian Short Track Speed Skating team qualified for the finals rounds in both their individual events at this weekend's ISU World Cup held in Dresden, Germany, following Friday's qualification rounds.

The Canadian skaters showed they were in top form by coming up with the fastest times of the day in all the events, except for the men's 1500m and the relays.
 

Susan Auch named Speed Skating Canada’s Interim Chief Executive Officer

Ottawa, February 2, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada’s Board of Directors announced the nomination of Susan Auch as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective today.
 

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