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Four-time Olympic medalist Éric Bédard returns to the Canadian program as the National Team Coach of the men's short track team

Montreal, August 1st, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada is happy to announce the appointment of Éric Bédard as the National Team Coach to lead the Canadian men's short track speed skating team.
 
Éric Bédard's first day on the job in his new role will be August 13.
 

Richard MacLennan retires from long track speed skating

Calgary, July 10, 2018 – Richard MacLennan of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, has decided to retire from long track speed skating after competing for Canada internationally from 2009 to 2016 as part of the National Program.
 

Short track speed skater William Preudhomme announces his retirement

Montreal, June 29, 2018 – Short track speed skater William Preudhomme from Toronto has announced his retirement.

Come and meet Kim Boutin, Samuel Girard, Charles Hamelin and company at Place Bell in Laval on Saturday, July 7

Laval, June 27, 2018 – The short track speed skating national team, including olympic medalists Kim Boutin, Samuel Girard and Charles Hamelin, are inviting Laval citizens to come and see them in action and to meet them on Saturday, July 7, at Place Bell in Laval (1950, Claude-Gagné Street, H7N 5H9) from 10 am to 1 pm.
 
Members of the men's and women's national teams will show what they can do on Place Bell's Olympic-size rink during a training session that will be open to the public from 10 am to noon.
 

Olympic silver medalist Shannon Rempel retires from speed skating

Winnipeg, June 26, 2018 – Two-time Olympian Shannon Rempel from Winnipeg, MB, has decided to move on from speed skating after competing for Canada internationally for the past 18 years and winning a silver medal at the 2006 Olympic Games.

Short track speed skater Joanie Gervais from Saguenay announces her retirement

Montreal, June 21, 2018 – Short track speed skater Joanie Gervais, from Saguenay (Jonquière borough), QC, has officially announced her retirement.
 
Joanie Gervais, age 23, took part in the ISU World Junior Championships in February of 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, and earned a silver medal the following year at the same competition held in Erzurum, Turkey, alongside Audrey Phaneuf, Namasthée Harris-Gauthier and three-time Olympic medalist at the 2018 Games, Kim Boutin.
 

2018 Long Track Olympian Josie Morrison retires from speed skating

Calgary, June 19, 2018 – 2018 Olympian and National Long Track Speed Skating Team member Josie (Spence) Morrison of Kamloops, B.C., announced her retirement from competitive speed skating.

Morrison, age 24, placed fourth as a member of Canada's team pursuit squad and 21st in the 1500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games held in PyeongChang.

Last fall, Morrison stepped on the podium for the first time at the international level, winning a bronze at the World Cup in Heerenveen, in the Netherlands, in the women’s team pursuit.

Speed Skating Canada announces 2018 Annual Award Winners

Kim Boutin, Ivanie Blondin, Ted-Jan Bloemen and Samuel Girard named Athletes of the Year
 
Calgary, June 15, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada is pleased to announce its 2018 annual award winners which were unveiled Friday, June 15, at its Awards Reception held in Calgary during its Annual General Meeting.
 
The recipients were elected based on nominations put forth by Speed Skating Canada’s members and committees.

Speed Skating Canada’s community in Calgary to enhance the sport during 2018 AGM

> More details on the Annual General Meeting

Short Track Speed Skater Samuel Bélanger-Marceau retires from competition

Montreal, June 12, 2018 – National Development Short Track Speed Skating Team member since the 2014-2015 season, Samuel Bélanger-Marceau from Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC, announced his retirement from competition.
 
Bélanger-Marceau, age 26, represented Canada on the international stage at two ISU World Cups, in Salt Lake City and in Montreal in the fall of 2014, as well as at the 2013 Winter Universiade in Italy. He also took part in the Olympic Trials for the 2014 and 2018 Games.
 

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