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Intact Insurance awards $40,000 to Canadian speed skating clubs via Podium Tracker program

The 2017-2018 season marked the eighth year of this program, which has to date donated a total of $370,000 to speed skating clubs across Canada.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed Skating Canada’s major sponsor, Intact Insurance, announced today the seven Canadian speed skating clubs that will share this year’s Podium Tracker total prize amount of $40,000.

Valérie Maltais officially moves on from short track to long track

Maltais is following in the footsteps of Olivier Jean who, after the 2014 Olympic Games held in Sochi, had also decided to move on to long track from short track.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – After representing Canada for more than a decade in short track speed skating at the international level, Valérie Maltais, who won a silver medal in relay at the 2014 Olympic Games, has officially moved on to long track.

Vincent De Haître follows in the footsteps of Clara Hughes

The Olympian and long track speed skater will represent Canada at the Pan American Track Cycling Championships

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - A few months after representing Canada in long track speed skating in his second career Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Vincent De Haître will now move on to another kind of track as he wears the Canadian jersey at the Pan American Track Cycling Championships set to be held August 29 to September 2 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Speed Skating Canada unveils 2018-2019 national competitions calendar

Campbellton, Fort St. John, Grande Prairie, Laval, Sherbrooke and Winnipeg among host cities


OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed Skating Canada today unveiled its 2018-2019 national competitions calendar for both short track and long track. The schedule highlights important changes to the competition structure for the Canadian speed skating program.

Denny Morrison to bring 20 of his Olympic speed skating teammates in Fort St. John for a two-week training camp

The National Team will take part in several events open to the public, Aug. 26-Sept. 10

FORT ST. JOHN, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Four-time long track speed skating Olympic medalist Denny Morrison will introduce 20 of his teammates to his hometown of Fort St. John, B.C., during a two-week training camp to be held there August 26 to September 10.

Speed Skating Canada names Nicole Espenant as Manager, Marketing, Communications and Partnerships

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Espenant to the position of Manager, Marketing, Communications and Partnerships.

David Morrison named Speed Skating Canada’s Manager, Coach, Athletes and Competition Development

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Morrison to the position of Manager, Coach, Athlete and Competition Development.

Dutch Gold Medal Coach Geert Kuiper to Join Canadian Long Track Program as Technical Advisor

Calgary, August 10, 2018 – World-renowned long track speed skating coach Geert Kuiper from the Netherlands will join the Canadian program as Technical Coach Advisor, starting August 13, 2018.

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.
 

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