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Yannick Desmeules Joins National Short Track Program as Assistant Coach

Desmeules will support Canada’s short track national and development teams for the remainder of the 2022 Beijing Olympic quadrennial

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Yannick Desmeules has been named an Assistant Coach with Canada’s national short track program until the end of the 2021-2022 season. His addition to the program will ensure that skaters who remain at the National Training Centre in Montreal throughout this busy final season of the Olympic quadrennial will have access to a full coaching staff contingent.

Centre de glaces Intact Assurance to open its doors August 28-29

QUÉBEC - The Centre de glaces Intact Assurance will open its doors on August 28 and 29 with two days of festivities that will allow the public to visit the state-of-the-art facilities.

Speed Skating Canada's 2020-2021 Annual Report

We are pleased to be sharing Speed Skating Canada’s 2020-2021 Annual Report with the Canadian speed skating community today.

Athlete Panel: Preparation for Beijing 2022

Join us June 18 on Facebook Live for a discussion with National Team athletes on their Preparation for Beijing 2022.

Alumni Profile: Anastasia Bucsis

We’re proud to highlight two-time Olympian Anastasia Bucsis, who talks to us about the important role LGBTQ+ visibility plays in helping create a safe and welcoming sport environment. 

Over 500 skaters take part in virtual speed skating challenge presented by Intact Insurance

Virtual competition featured a variety of individual and team events between January and March 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Over 500 speed skaters from ages 10 to 15 – representing 38 local clubs from 12 provinces and territories – participated in this winter’s Canadian Youth Challenge, presented by Intact Insurance, a set of virtual events in both long track and short track developed to engage the speed skating community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Nominations Being Accepted for Speed Skating Canada’s 2020-2021 Awards Program

Opportunity to recognize nominees who have found unique ways to help the speed skating community overcome the challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA, ON - Members of the Canadian speed skating community have until May 23, 2021 to submit their nominations for the 2020-2021 Speed Skating Canada Awards Program.

Call for Nominations: SSC Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - The Speed Skating Canada (SSC) 2021 Nominations Committee invites members to submit nominations for positions on the SSC Board of Directors. Elected members will have the opportunity to positively impact the Canadian speed skating community and the future of our sport across the country.

New Brunswick’s Courtney Sarault Crowned Vice World Champion in Short Track

Sarault wins bronze in 1000m and finishes second overall; Charles Hamelin narrowly misses out on the overall podium, finishing sixth

DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS – Courtney Sarault made history on Sunday, becoming only the second New Brunswick native – and only the sixth Canadian from outside Quebec – to reach the overall podium at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships. The 20-year old earned bronze in the 1000m and finished the competition as vice-champion.

Veteran Charles Hamelin Wins Third 1500m World Champion Title of his Career

Hamelin brings his career World Championship medal total to 37; Courtney Sarault wins silver in women’s 1500m

DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS – Despite being the oldest skaters on the international circuit, Charles Hamelin continues to show that he is still among the world’s very best. The 36-year old – who is competing in the 17th World Championships of his career – was crowned world champion in the 1500m on Saturday at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.