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Cristina Lazarescu and Marc-André Monette named coaches at the Short Track Speed Skating Canadian Regional Training Centre in Montreal

Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The Short Track Speed Skating Canadian Regional Training Centre (CRCE) based in Montreal announced today the addition of Cristina Lazarescu and Marc-André Monette as coaches.

They will be under the leadership of Marc Gagnon, Head Coach of the CRCE, and will fill the positions left vacant by the departures of Jonathan Guilmette and Ludovic Mathieu and the promotion of Marc Gagnon.

Canadian Speed Skating elite in Ottawa for Speed Skating Canada’s 2014 Annual General Meeting

More details about Speed Skating Canada's 2014 Annual General Meeting

Order of The University of Calgary for Mark Messer

By Jeff MacKinnon / Speed Skating Canada

Check out the release from the University of Calgary

Marc Gagnon named Head Coach of the Short Track Speed Skating Canadian Regional Training Centre in Montreal

Montreal, June 11, 2014 – Five-time Olympic Speed Skating medalist Marc Gagnon has been promoted to Head Coach of the Short Track Speed Skating Canadian Regional Training Centre (CRCE) based in Montreal.

A member of the coaching staff of the CRCE since September 2010, he will succeed to Jonathan Guilmette, who recently accepted a new position in Japan. Marc Gagnon will start his new role in June 2014.

Departure of the Short Track Speed Skating Coach Jonathon Cavar

Calgary, June 4, 2014 – Speed Skating Canada announced today that its National Short Track Speed Skating Team coach based in Calgary, Jonathon Cavar, is leaving. His last day with Speed Skating Canada will be June 27, 2014.

Jonathon Cavar accepted the Head Coach position for the United States Short Track Speed Skating National Team.

Dutch international long track speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen from Netherlands coming to skate for Canada

He will be arriving at the Calgary International Airport Tuesday, June 3, at 1:30 pm

Yves Hamelin leaves the Short Track Speed Skating program to better serve the sport at the Olympic Oval in Calgary

Ottawa, May 28, 2014 – Speed Skating Canada announced today that its Short Track Program Director for the past eight years, Yves Hamelin, will leave his position after he has been named the new director of the Olympic Oval in Calgary. His last day with Speed Skating Canada will be June 22, 2014.

Olympic Speed Skater Gold Medalist Lucas Makowsky set to retire

Regina, May 26, 2014 - Two-time Olympian Lucas Makowsky, who was part of Canada’s gold-medal winning men’s team pursuit trio at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, is retiring from long track speed skating.

Mathieu Giroux officially announce his retirement from Speed Skating

Montreal, May 21, 2014 – Olympic Gold medalist in Long Track Speed Skating, Mathieu Giroux (Montreal, borough Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC), announced today his decision to retire.

“After 24 years dedicated to my career in speed skating, including 12 seasons on the National Team, I am retiring from top-level sport”, said Mathieu Giroux, 28. “I am very proud of what I’ve accomplished and the person I've become through all these years of training. I reached the highest peaks in my sport in both short and long track and I enjoyed the Olympic gold in Vancouver.”

Speed Skaters Cindy Klassen and Anastasia Bucsis to take a year off

Ottawa, May 20, 2014 – Olympic medalist in Long Track Speed Skating Cindy Klassen as well as 2010 and 2014 Olympian Anastasia Bucsis announced today their decision to take the 2014-2015 season off.

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