Alumni Profile: Anastasia Bucsis

We’re proud to highlight two-time Olympian Anastasia Bucsis, who talks to us about the important role LGBTQ+ visibility plays in helping create a safe and welcoming sport environment. 

Over 500 skaters take part in virtual speed skating challenge presented by Intact Insurance

Virtual competition featured a variety of individual and team events between January and March 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Over 500 speed skaters from ages 10 to 15 – representing 38 local clubs from 12 provinces and territories – participated in this winter’s Canadian Youth Challenge, presented by Intact Insurance, a set of virtual events in both long track and short track developed to engage the speed skating community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Nominations Being Accepted for Speed Skating Canada’s 2020-2021 Awards Program

Opportunity to recognize nominees who have found unique ways to help the speed skating community overcome the challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA, ON - Members of the Canadian speed skating community have until May 23, 2021 to submit their nominations for the 2020-2021 Speed Skating Canada Awards Program.

Call for Nominations: SSC Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - The Speed Skating Canada (SSC) 2021 Nominations Committee invites members to submit nominations for positions on the SSC Board of Directors. Elected members will have the opportunity to positively impact the Canadian speed skating community and the future of our sport across the country.

New Brunswick’s Courtney Sarault Crowned Vice World Champion in Short Track

Sarault wins bronze in 1000m and finishes second overall; Charles Hamelin narrowly misses out on the overall podium, finishing sixth

DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS – Courtney Sarault made history on Sunday, becoming only the second New Brunswick native – and only the sixth Canadian from outside Quebec – to reach the overall podium at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships. The 20-year old earned bronze in the 1000m and finished the competition as vice-champion.

Veteran Charles Hamelin Wins Third 1500m World Champion Title of his Career

Hamelin brings his career World Championship medal total to 37; Courtney Sarault wins silver in women’s 1500m

DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS – Despite being the oldest skaters on the international circuit, Charles Hamelin continues to show that he is still among the world’s very best. The 36-year old – who is competing in the 17th World Championships of his career – was crowned world champion in the 1500m on Saturday at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.

Near-Perfect Qualifying Day for Canada at Short Track World Championships

Canadian skaters advanced in 14 of 15 individual distances; medals up for grabs in the 500m and 1500m on Saturday

DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS – Canada’s short track speed skating team got off to an impressive start at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, qualifying for the next stage in 14 of 15 individual distances.

Short track times now being accepted for virtual Canadian Youth Challenge

Virtual short track challenge runs until March 28; open to skaters from ages 10 to 15 and features a variety of individual and team races

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed Skating Canada is proud to launch the short track events for the 2021 Canadian Youth Challenge, presented by Intact Insurance, a set of national events for skaters to complete locally with the active support of club coaches and teammates.  

Canada Names Team for Short Track World Championships in the Netherlands

Veteran Charles Hamelin leads the way; 6 skaters will make their World Championships debut

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Ten Canadian short track skaters are gearing up to compete at next month’s ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. It will be the team’s first opportunity to race since the COVID-19 pandemic brought competition to a halt last March.

Isabelle Weidemann and Connor Howe Canada’s Top Performers on Final Day of World Championships

Weidemann finishes just off the 5000m podium in fourth; Howe earns career-best seventh in 1500m

HEERENVEEN, NETHERLANDS – Isabelle Weidemann and Connor Howe were Canada’s top performers on the final day of competition at the ISU World Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen, the Netherlands.