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Ivanie Blondin 11th overall after first day of the 2018 ISU World Allround Championships

Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 9, 2018 – Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa sits in 11th place overall at the 2018 ISU World Allround Championships, which are taking place until Sunday in Amsterdam, Netherlands, after finishing 10th in the 3000m and 12th in the 500m held on Friday.
 
As the races were presented under the rain, Friday, on an outdoor oval to celebrate the 125th anniversary of this competition, Blondin skated to a time of 41.10 seconds in the 500m to finish 12th. Then, in the 3000m, the 27-year-old Canadian skater registered the 10th fastest time, 4:26.55.

Ted-Jan Bloemen leads team of four skaters to represent Canada at the ISU World Allround Championships

Competitions will be held this weekend, March 10-11, in Amsterdam, Netherlands
                                                                                      
Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 7, 2018 – The 2018 10,000m Olympic Champion and silver medalist in the 5,000m Ted-Jan Bloemen of Calgary, along with Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa, Denny Morrison of Fort St. John, B.C., and Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu of Sherbrooke, QC, will be the four Canadian representatives at the ISU World Allround Championships to be held March 10-11, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

A historical first World Junior Championship title for Canada in the short track relay

Sarault wins silver in women's 1000m and finishes second overall

Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland, March 4, 2018 – Canada won its first-ever world junior title in the short track speed skating relay, regardless of gender, as the women's team skated to gold at the World Junior Championships that ended on Sunday in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. For her part, Courtney Sarault from Moncton, N.B., earned her second individual medal of the competition, silver in the 1000m, to finish second in overall standings.
 

Laurent Dubreuil finishes 12th overall at the ISU World Sprint Championships

He took second spot in Sunday's second 500m

Changchun, China, March 4, 2018 – Laurent Dubreuil from Lévis, QC, came up with a second-place finish in Sunday's second 500m event scheduled at the ISU World Sprint Championships in Changchun, China, which allowed him to move up one spot in the overall ranking and finish the competition in 12th place.
 
Thirteenth overall after the first day, Saturday, Dubreuil was able on Sunday to improve on both his results from the previous day.
 

Courtney Sarault earns silver in the 1500m at ISU World Junior Short Track Championships

In addition to finishing fourth in the 500m

Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland, March 3, 2018 – Canadian short track speed skater Courtney Sarault from Moncton, N.B., earned a silver medal in the 1500m event, Saturday, at the ISU World Junior Championships to be held until Sunday in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland.
 

Laurent Dubreuil 13th after the first day of the ISU World Sprint Championships

Changchun, China, March 3, 2018 – Laurent Dubreuil from Lévis, QC, is currently 13th in the men's cumulative ranking at the ISU World Sprint Championships held in Changchun, China, after the first two events have been completed.
 
On Saturday, Dubreuil finished in 10th place of the first 500m race (35.07) and 17th in the first 1000m (1:11.04).
 

Canada's women in short track speed skating have a perfect day to open the ISU World Junior Championships

Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland, March 2, 2018 – Skaters on the Canadian women's short track team had a perfect day to kick off the ISU World Junior Championships held in Poland, Friday, as they earned their way into the following rounds in all their events following the qualification process.

Speed Skating Canada announces its team for the 2018 ISU World Junior Long Track Championships Competitions will take place March 9-11 in Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

Calgary, March 1, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada introduced today the eight athletes who will represent the country at the 2018 ISU World Junior Long Track Championships, March 9-11, in Salt Lake City, U.S.A.
 
The Canadian Team will feature Béatrice Lamarche of Quebec City (Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge borough), QC, Tyson Langelaar of Winnipeg, MB, David La Rue of Saint-Lambert, QC, Brooklyn McDougall of Calgary, AB, and Connor Howe of Calgary, AB, who all represented Canada at last year’s World Junior Championships.
 

Laurent Dubreuil to represent Canada at the ISU World Sprint Championships

Changchun, China, February 28, 2018 – Laurent Dubreuil of Lévis, QC, will be the lone Canadian representative at the ISU World Sprint Championships to be held this weekend, March 3-4, in Changchun, China.
 
Dubreuil will take part in two 500m races and two 1000m events as part of the competition which will crown a champion based on the cumulative ranking. Each day, one race in each distance will be held, and the only medals to be awarded will come at the end of the competition, based on cumulative ranking.
 

Intact Insurance announces 8th season of Podium Tracker Program to support youth speed skating clubs across Canada

Ottawa, February 15, 2018 – Since its inception in 2010, the Intact Insurance Podium Tracker program has donated over $300,000 to 150 speed skating clubs across the country and that number will grow higher again this year. Every time a Canadian skater wins an individual medal at a long or short track World Cup or World Championship Intact Insurance donates $1,000 towards the Podium Tracker program.

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