Speed Skating Canada joins Sports Day in Canada on Saturday, Sept. 17

Program will highlight Short Track Fall World Cup Selections in Montreal

OTTAWASpeed Skating Canada has again joined the annual Sports Day in Canada on Saturday, Sept. 17, presented by CBC Sports, Sports Radio-Canada, ParticipACTION and True Sport. Sports Day in Canada encourages Canadians from coast-to-coast to participate in a variety of sporting activities in their communities.

The Sports Day in Canada broadcast on CBC Sports will profile five to seven cities that embody the sports day experience. CBC’s Scott Russell will be the national anchor for the show, which runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Speed Skating Canada’s Short Track Fall World Cup Selection at Montreal’s Maurice-Richard Arena will be streamed live from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on CBCSports.ca.

The World Cup Selections bring together former and future short track Olympians, as the top 16 male and female skaters compete for the opportunity to represent Canada on the International Skating Union’s Fall World Cup circuit. The selections start Friday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. and run through until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. The full schedule and list of athletes will be distributed Wednesday.

The speed skating community across Canada has also joined the day with beginner programs for skating in Kamloops, Kelowna and Prince George, B.C., and open houses and competitions in Fredericton, N.B., Brockville and Courtice, Ont., Selkirk and Souris, Man., Calgary and Burnaby, B.C. More clubs continue to join in the program. Visit www.SportsDay.CBC.ca for the full listing.

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