SSC Competition Update - January 8


With the situation surrounding COVID-19 changing so rapidly in recent weeks, Speed Skating Canada staff met recently to re-examine our Competition Contingency Planning Framework as it relates to upcoming competitions. Please see below for a summary of these decisions.

Cancellation of Olympic Skate-Off and Canadian Junior Long Track Championships

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC – In order to protect the health and safety of our athletes, staff and community members as we head into the critical Olympic Games period, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the long track Skate-Off and Canadian Junior Long Track Championships, which were scheduled to take place next week in Quebec City.

Canadian men win gold in Team Pursuit to cap off successful Four Continents Speed Skating Championships

Women’s Team Pursuit earns silver; Kali Christ brings home bronze in women’s 1000m

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Canada’s long track speed skating team earned three medals on the final day of the ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships in Calgary, bringing their three-day total to ten medals, including three gold.

Kali Christ, Hayden Mayeur and Ted-Jan Bloemen medal at Four Continents Championships in Calgary

Christ wins women’s 1500m title; Mayeur brings home silver in men’s mass start

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Regina’s Kali Christ was Canada’s top performer on the second day of the ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships in Calgary, bringing home gold in the women’s 1500m.

Ted-Jan Bloemen, Kaleb Muller and Laura Hall kick-off Four Continents Championships with podium performances

18-year old Hall wins first international medal of her young career

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Canada captured four medals on the opening day of the ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships, which are being hosted at Calgary’s Olympic Oval from December 15-17.

Five speed skating clubs selected to deliver Skate Like a Girl pilot program

Clubs in Edmonton, Quebec City, Regina, Port Coquitlam and Mirabel/Saint-Jérôme to offer six-week program that teaches girls aged 12 to 16 how to speed skate

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed Skating Canada is proud to announce the five speed skating clubs that were selected to deliver the organization’s Skate Like a Girl pilot program, a tailored 6-week training program for female athletes aged 12-16 years old who are new to the sport.

Three medals for Canadian long track team on final day of World Cup in Calgary

Laurent Dubreuil wins eighth consecutive 500m medal; Ivanie Blondin and men's Teams Pursuit also reach podium

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Canada captured three medals on the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Calgary, as Laurent Dubreuil, Ivanie Blondin and the men's Teams Pursuit squad of Ted-Jan Bloemen, Jordan Belchos and Connor Howe all reached the podium at the Olympic Oval.

Canada clinches gold medal, World Cup title in women’s Team Pursuit on home ice in Calgary

Connor Howe wins first career World Cup medal with silver in men’s 1500m

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Isabelle Weidemann, Ivanie Blondin and Valérie Maltais skated to a new Canadian record in the women’s Team Pursuit on Saturday, helping them claim their third consecutive gold and finish the season atop the World Cup rankings.

Laurent Dubreuil breaks 500m Canadian record to open World Cup Speed Skating in Calgary

Isabelle Weidemann wins silver in women’s 3000m; Ted-Jan Bloemen earns bronze in men’s 5000m

CALGARY, ALBERTA – It was a record-breaking day for Canadian long track sprinter Laurent Dubreuil, who broke Jeremy Wotherspoon’s national record in the men’s 500m en route to a gold medal to open the ISU World Cup in Calgary.

Ivanie Blondin wins Mass Start gold medal in photo finish

Laurent Dubreuil sets new personal best en route to sixth consecutive 500m podium

SALT LAKE CITY, USA - Ivanie Blondin captured gold in the women's Mass Start on Sunday in Salt Lake City, narrowly outstretching Dutch skater Marijke Groenewoud at the finish line to reach the top step of the World Cup podium.