Canadian Long Track Team Announced for Inaugural ISU Four Continents Championships

Fifteen Canadian skaters will travel to Milwaukee for the first edition of international competition

CALGARY, ALBERTA – A group of fifteen Canadian long track skaters, comprised mainly of NextGen athletes, are set to compete at the inaugural ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships from January 31 to February 2 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Canada will face-off against top competitors from North America, South America, Asia and Oceania during the first edition of this international competition.

The team is headlined by national team sprinters Laurent Dubreuil (Lévis, Que.) and Alex Boisvert-Lacroix (Sherbrooke, Que.), who have both won 500m bronze on the World Cup circuit this season. They’ll be joined by fellow fall World Cup participants Béatrice Lamarche (Quebec City, Que.) and David La Rue (Saint-Lambert, Que.), along with eight additional skaters slated to compete at next month’s World Cup stop in Calgary.

Defending national junior champion Alexa Scott (Clandeboye, Man.) will also participate in Wisconsin, using the event as a final tune-up before making her way to Poland at the end of February for her third consecutive ISU World Junior Championships appearance.

The Canadian long track team will look to follow in the success of their short track counterparts, who won an impressive nine medals at the first-ever Four Continents Short Track Championships last weekend in Montreal.

The full list of athletes who will compete at the ISU Four Continents Championships in Milwaukee can be found below:

  • Noémie Fiset (Quebec City, Que.)
  • Lindsey Kent (Winnipeg, Man.)
  • Béatrice Lamarche (Quebec City, Que.)
  • Brooklyn McDougall (Calgary, Alta.)
  • Maddison Pearman (Ponoka, Alta.)
  • Alexa Scott (Clandeboye, Man.)
  • Alex Boisvert-Lacroix (Sherbrooke, Que.)
  • Laurent Dubreuil (Lévis, Que.)
  • Sam Deckert (Winnipeg, Man.)
  • Jacob Graham (Dawson Creek, B.C.)
  • David La Rue (Saint-Lambert, Que.)
  • Hayden Mayeur (Toronto, Ont.)
  • Kaleb Muller (Cranford, Alta.)
  • Jess Neufeld (Winnipeg, Man.)
  • Jake Weidemann (Ottawa, Ont.)

CBC Sports will have live streaming coverage of the ISU Four Continents Championships from 15:30 to 20:15 EST on Friday and from 14:00 to 16:30 EST on Saturday and Sunday.

You can catch the Canadian long track team in action on home ice during the ISU World Cup in Calgary from February 7-8. Visit www.worldcupcalgary.ca for more information or to purchase your tickets.

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