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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.
 

Canada to be represented at the ISU World Cup Short Track and Long Track Speed Skating stages #6

Montreal, February 1, 2017 – Canada will be represented at ISU World Cup stages #6, both in short track and long track speed skating, thanks to the financial support of the provincial associations from British Columbia and Quebec.
 

Edmonton to host Speed Skating Canada’s National Age Class Long Track Championships

Edmonton, January 31, 2017 – A total of 179 young long track speed skaters from across the country will be in action Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5, at the Victoria Park Oval in Edmonton (12130 River Valley Road) for the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships.

The Olympic Style 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m, and mass start 300m and 3000m, relay and team pursuit events are presented in the Girls 11, 12, 13, 14 and Open categories, as well as Boys 12, 13, 14, 15 and Open categories. Races will be start at 8:40 am Saturday and Sunday.

Canada comes up with its best result at the ISU World Junior Short Track Championships 2017 by finishing fourth in the women's relay

Innsbruck, Austria, January 29, 2017 – Danaé Blais, Alyson Charles, Courtney Sarault and Renee Steenge came up with Canada's best result at the 2017 ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships held over the weekend in Innsbruck, Austria, as they took fourth place in the women's relay final scheduled Sunday.
 
Blais of Châteauguay, QC, Charles from Montreal (Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough), QC, Sarault of Moncton, N.B., and Steenge from Brampton, ON, finished behind China, Russia and Japan, in that order.
 

Laurent Dubreuil comes up with best career result in the 1000m distance at ISU World Cup Long Track stage in Germany

Berlin, Germany, January 29, 2017 – Laurent Dubreuil came up with his best career result in a 1000m race at the international senior level, Sunday, as he skated to a seventh-place finish in the second event held over the weekend in that distance at the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage in Berlin, Germany. The skater from Lévis, Qc, also finished sixth in the 500m.
 
Dubreuil skated the 1000m race in 1:09.86 to finish one spot behind Vincent De Haître of Cumberland, ON, who was sixth in 1:09.74.
 

Marco Schumann is the top Canadian, Saturday, at the ISU World Junior Short Track Championships 2017

Innsbruck, Austria, January 28, 2017 – Marco Schumann of Saskatoon, SK, was the top Canadian, Saturday, at the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 to be held until Sunday in Innsbruck, Austria, as he came up with a sixth place finish in both the 500m and 1500m events.
 
Schumann, who is skating in his first-ever World Junior Championships, was the only Canadian representative to reach the A final stage of an event, as he finished sixth in the 1500m A final.
 

Ted-Jan Bloemen wins gold in 5000m at ISU World Cup Long Track stage in Germany

Berlin, Germany, January 28, 2017 – Ted-Jan Bloemen of Calgary, AB, earned his first win of the season by coming with the gold medal in the men's 5000m, Saturday, at the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage that will be held until Sunday in Berlin, Germany.
 
Bloemen skated to a time of 6:15.84 to finish ahead of New Zealand's Peter Michael (6:16.65), who collected silver, and Dutch skater Jorrit Bergsma (6:17.99), who won bronze.
 
This is the first time ever that Bloemen has won a gold medal in a 5000m race held on the World Cup circuit.
 

A perfect day for Alyson Charles, Gibson Himbeault and Marco Schumann at ISU World Junior Short Track Championships 2017

Innsbruck, Austria, January 27, 2017 – Alyson Charles, Gibson Himbeault and Marco Schumann all qualified for the following rounds in each of their three individual events, Friday, on the first day of the 2017 ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships to be held until Sunday in Innsbruck, Austria.
 

Laurent Dubreuil comes up with best Canadian performance on first day of ISU World Cup Long Track stage held in Germany

Berlin, Germany, January 27, 2017 – Laurent Dubreuil came up with the best Canadian performance, Friday, on the first day of the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage that will be held until Sunday in Berlin, Germany, as he skated to 15th place in the first 500m event of the weekend.
 

Speed Skating Canada introduces final team roster for the 2017 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

Montreal, January 26, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada announced today the final roster for the short track national team that will take part in the ISU World Championships set to be held March 10-12 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, as well as in the ISU World Cup #5 in Dresden, Germany.
 

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