The photo of the week features Ivanie Blondin (left) from Ontario and Maxime Fortin of Quebec.

Maxime and Ivanie won the overall championship in the boys and girls juvenile category respectively.

Maxime won 4 gold medals while Ivanie won gold medals in the 777-metre and 1,000-metre races at the 2004 North American Short Track Championships held in Cambridge, Ontario.

Ivanie and Maxime will be competing this weekend at the 2004 Canada Post Canadian Age Class Short Track Championships in Ottawa.

Photo was taken by Robert Blondin.

The “Photo of the Week” initiative seeks to promote speed skating grassroots activities and competitions. The speed skating photos can be of children or adults at play, during training, at competitions or even at a fund-raising event.

If your photo is selected you could win one of the following prizes: SSC vest, Louis Garneau helmet, a pair of Auclair national team racing gloves or a pair of Adidas sport glasses.

At the end of the season, all weekly winners will be automatically entered into a final draw for a Timex watch.

This initiative is reserved exclusively for Speed Skating Canada members.