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The road to the 2018 Games for Canada's short track speed skaters starts this Saturday as Olympic Selections kick off in Montreal

The competition will be presented live on CBC Sports, Radio-Canada, RDS and Facebook web platforms

Montreal, August 9, 2017 – The road to the 2018 Olympics Games will kick off this Saturday at Montreal's Maurice-Richard Arena for Canada's short track speed skaters, with the start of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections which will lead to the formation of the Canadian squad that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Shawn Holman named Speed Skating Canada’s Chief Sport Officer

Ottawa, July 27, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn Holman to the position of Chief Sport Officer (CSO).

As CSO, Shawn Holman will be the lead Speed Skating Canada staff responsible for both the domestic development of the sport, and the ongoing leadership of a world-leading High-Performance program. He will start in his new role on August 21, 2017.

The road to the 2018 Olympic Games starts in one month for Canada Short Track Speed Skaters

Montreal, July 12, 2017 – Exactly one month away from the start of the Short Track Team Selections which will lead to the formation of the Canadian squad that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Games, and which will kick off on August 12 at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal, sports fans are invited to buy tickets starting now.
 

Speed Skating Canada introduces members of its Short Track Senior National Team for 2017-2018

Montreal, July 5, 2017 - Speed Skating Canada is pleased to introduce the athletes who have been named to the Short Track National Teams for 2017-2018, a few weeks prior to the start of the Olympic season which will be launched August 12 with the selections for the PyeongChang Games.

The 28 skaters have been named to the Senior National or Development Team following their performances last season.

Alec Janssens and Jordan Henkelman retire from speed skating

Calgary, June 30, 2017 – Alec Janssens of Chilliwack, BC, and Jordan Henkelman of Calgary, AB, have decided to retire from competitive long track speed skating.

Janssens, age 25, had been training with the National Program since 2013, as he started on the development team and moved up to the senior team three years later

Marie-Ève Drolet announces her retirement from speed skating

Montreal, June 22, 2017 – Two-time Olympic medalist in short track speed skating Marie-Ève Drolet, of Saguenay, QC, announced today that she is retiring.

Drolet, who is now 35 years of age, returned on the international scene last year after giving birth to her first child in January of 2015. Over the 2016-2017 season, Drolet skated in five World Cup stages, winning two bronze medals along the way, and took part in the World Championships, where she finished 10th in overall standings.

Cathy Priestner Allinger elected as new President for Speed Skating Canada

Ottawa, June 13, 2017 – Cathy Priestner Allinger from North Saanich, BC, was elected as President of Speed Skating Canada at the organization’s Annual General Meeting last weekend in Toronto.
 

Speed Skating Canada announces 2017 Annual Award Winners

Ottawa, June 9, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada is pleased to announce its 2017 annual award winners which were unveiled Friday, June 9, at its Awards Reception held in Toronto, Ontario, during its Annual General Meeting.
 
The recipients were elected based on nominations put forth by Speed Skating Canada’s members and committees.

Among them, two-time Olympic medalist, including gold in the 1000m in Vancouver, Christine Nesbitt from London, ON, was inducted into Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame.

Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame

Canadian Speed Skating elite in Toronto for Speed Skating Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

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Two-time Olympian Anastasia Bucsis to join Speed Skating Canada

Ottawa, June 6, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada announced today that two-time Olympian from Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, Anastasia Bucsis, will be joining the organization as Coordinator, Leadership and Operations.

Bucsis, who retired last April from competitive long track speed skating, will help in the implementation, communication and organization of Speed Skating Canada’s new strategic plan.

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