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Saskatoon welcomes 117 young skaters from Western Canada for the 2017 Canada West Short Track Championships

Saskatoon, March 16, 2017 – The SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK, will welcome 117 young skaters, March 18-19, for the 2017 Canada West Short Track Championships.

Canadian Long Track Speed Skaters to end season at Canada Cup #4/Olympic Oval Finale in Calgary

Calgary, March 15, 2017 – Around 30 members of Speed Skating Canada’s National Teams will end their season by taking part in the last competition: the Canada Cup #4/Olympic Oval Finale, March 16-19, in Calgary.

Among them, the silver medalist in the 1000m and bronze medalist in the Mass Start at the World Single Distance Championships held in February in Gangneung, in South Korea, respectively Vincent De Haître from Cumberland, ON, and Olivier Jean from Lachenaie, QC, will be in action.

113 Short Track speed skaters in Trois-Rivières for the 2017 Canadian Junior Short Track Selections #2

Trois-Rivières, March 15, 2017 – The Complexe Sportif Alphonse Desjardins in Trois-Rivières, QC, will host Speed Skating Canada’s 2017 National Junior Short Track Selections #2, March 16-19.

Overall, 113 junior speed skaters will aim to improve their national ranking in this competition, which is being hosted by the Élans de Trois-Rivières Speed Skating Club.

Marianne St-Gelais second overall in women's standings and Samuel Girard third overall on men's side at ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 12, 2017 – Marianne St-Gelais finished second overall in the women's standings while Samuel Girard was third overall and Charles Hamelin earned bronze in the 1000m on the men's side, Sunday, at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships,

Canadian men win silver in team sprint event to clinch overall title at ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating Final

Stavanger, Norway, March 12, 2017 – The Canadian men skated to a silver medal in the team sprint held Sunday, ensuring them the overall 2016-2017 World Cup title in that event, while Ivanie Blondin raced to eighth place in the women's mass start to finish third in overall World Cup ranking for the season on the last day of the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating Final.

Two silver medals for Marianne St-Gelais and one for Samuel Girard at first day of the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 11, 2017 – Marianne St-Gelais won silver medals in the 500m and 1500m at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, Saturday, and is tied for first overall following the first two events, while Samuel Girard stands third after a silver medal in the 1500m and a fourth position in the 500m.

Following day one, St-Gelais, last year’s runner-up overall, earned 42 points and is tied with Elise Christie of Great Britain. Kexin Fan of China is third at 34 while Marie-Ève Drolet of Saguenay, Que., stands eighth with five points.

Vincent De Haître in the 1000m and Ted-Jan Bloemen in the 5000m won silver and finished second in the overall at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final

Stavanger, Norway, March 11, 2017 – Vincent De Haître won the silver medal in the 1000m and clinched the second spot overall in the World Cup standings after the final race of the season, as did Ted-Jan Bloemen in the 5000m, Saturday, at the ISU World Cup Final in Stavanger, Norway.

In the 1000m, Vincent De Haître of Cumberland, ON, won the silver medal in the 1000m with a time of 1:09.28 and solidified his second place overall in the World Cup rankings with 440 points.

Canada earns 16 direct spots in final rounds at ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 10, 2017 – The Canadian short track speed skating team qualified directly for 16 spots out of a possible total of 18 in the qualification rounds toward the final ones of the races scheduled at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Canada represented by seven long track speed skaters at the World Cup Final in Norway

Calgary, March 9, 2017 – Canada will be represented by seven long track speed skaters at the World Cup Final to be held March 11-12 in Stavanger, Norway: Jordan Belchos from Toronto, ON, Ted-Jan Bloemen from Calgary, AB, Ivanie Blondin from Ottawa, ON, Vincent De Haître from Cumberland, ON, Laurent Dubreuil from Lévis, QC, Marsha Hudey from White City, SK, and Olivier Jean from Lachenaie, QC.

Montreal to host Canadian Senior Short Track Selections #2

Montréal, March 7, 2017 – The Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal will host this weekend, March 9-12, the best 67 senior short track speed skaters in Canada, except the Canadian National Team Members competing at the ISU World Short Track Championships also to be held this weekend in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, for the Canadian Senior Short Track Selections #2.

The 35 male and 32 female skaters will look to improve their national ranking with the objective of qualifying for the national team next season.

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