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ISU Announces Cancellation of Additional World Cup Competitions

Hub concept for long track to be explored for early 2021; Olympic short track test event in Beijing could potentially be re-scheduled  

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - Considering the pandemic developments and related impact on the organizers and participants of events, the International Skating Union (ISU) Council announced today the cancellation or postponement of all remaining World Cup competitions for the 2020 calendar year.

Marianne St-Gelais and Jonathan Perez-Audy named assistant coaches at the Canadian Regional Training Center in Montreal

Three-time Olympic medalist St. Gelais joins coaching staff led by Marc Gagnon

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - The Canadian Regional Training Center - Montreal (CRCE) is expanding coaching staff, as head coach Marc Gagnon will now be supported by two new assistant coaches in Marianne St-Gelais and Jonathan Perez-Audy.

Olympic Medalist Shannon Rempel Joins Canadian Long Track Program as Assistant Coach

Winnipeg native will work closely with the sprint and women’s allround training groups

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Former Canadian national team member and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Shannon Rempel is joining the long track program as an Assistant Coach. The Winnipeg native will be a tremendous asset to National and NextGen team skaters as they prepare for Beijing 2022 and beyond.

Job Opportunity: Coordinator, Finance and Administration

Speed Skating Canada, the national governing body for the sport of speed skating, is looking to fill the newly created position of Coordinator, Finance and Administration.

SSC + Fast and Female: Virtual Power Hour

Isabelle Weidemann, Valérie Maltais, Courtney Sarault and Alexa Scott Among Participating National Team Skaters 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Speed Skating Canada is partnering with Fast and Female to host two FREE virtual Power Hour events, which will give girls aged 8-12 the opportunity to develop leadership skills, get active, and speak to our National, NextGen and Development Team skaters.

Former World Junior Champion Ben Donnelly and Seven Others Skates into Retirement

Audrey Phaneuf, Genève Bélanger and five others also hanging up the skates

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Olympian and former world junior champion Ben Donnelly has officially announced his retirement from speed skating. He joins seven other national and development team members who have officially announced their respective retirements since the end of last season.  

Blondin, Boutin, Fish and Dubois Named Athletes of the Year

This year’s winners earned a combined 28 individual medals on the World Cup and World Championships stage

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Ivanie Blondin, Kim Boutin, Graeme Fish and Steven Dubois were announced today as Speed Skating Canada’s Athletes of the Year in their respective disciplines. These four incredible skaters established two new World Records and earned a combined 28 individual medals on the World Cup and World Championships stage this season, while helping Canada win another 10 in team disciplines such as relays and team pursuits.

Call for Nominations: High Performance Committees & Marketing Working Group

Recruiting external stakeholders to provide feedback and support to help guide the decisions of our organization 

OTTAWA, ON - Speed Skating Canada is currently recruiting external stakeholders for three advisory groups: High Performance Committee - Long Track, High Performance Committee - Short Track and the newly formed Marketing Working Group.

ISU Announces Cancellation of Fall World Cups, including Montreal, Laval and Calgary

ISU Announces Cancellation of Fall World Cups, including Montreal, Laval and Calgary

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - During its online meeting of August 28, 2020, the ISU Council concluded that the first four ISU World Cup Speed Skating competitions, as well a the first two ISU World Cup Short Track events, cannot be organized as planned.

Alyson Charles and Jordan Belchos Named Recipients of Peter Williamson Memorial Bursary

Each student-athlete will receive a $1,500 bursary to support their educational pursuits

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed Skating Canada is proud to announce that national team short track skater Alyson Charles and long track skater Jordan Belchos were selected as this year’s recipients of the Peter Williamson Memorial Bursary, an annual award given to promising skaters who best combine athletic and scholastic achievements.