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Canadian long track speed skating team named for PyeongChang 2018

CALGARY (January 10, 2018) — The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Speed Skating Canada officially announced the 19 athletes and four coaches nominated to represent Team Canada in long track speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

Skaters qualified for the team based on Speed Skating Canada’s 2018 Olympic Selection Policies and Processes, their performances in the last year and their results at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections held January 4-9 in Calgary.

Ted-Jan Bloemen in the 10,000m and Isabelle Weidemann in the 5000m win the last events held at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections

Jordan Belchos added to the provisional Olympic Team

Calgary, January 9, 2018 – Isabelle Weidemann and Ted-Jan Bloemen concluded the 2018 Long Track Team Selections by respectively winning the women's 5000m and men's 10,000m races, Tuesday, at Calgary’s Olympic Oval.
 
In the 10,000m, Ted-Jan Bloemen from Calgary skated to a time of 12:43.04, less than seven seconds away from his world record of 12:36.30, which he set in Salt Lake City in November of 2015.
 

Heather McLean and Vincent De Haître win 1000m races at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections

Kaylin Irvine and Alexandre St-Jean added to the provisional Olympic Team

Calgary, January 8, 2018 – Heather McLean and Vincent De Haître respectively won the women's and men's 1000m events, Monday, at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections that are slated to be held until Tuesday at Calgary’s Olympic Oval.

In the men's 1000m, Vincent De Haître from Cumberland, ON, skated to a time of 1:07.67 to win the race, followed by Alexandre St-Jean (1:08.52) of Quebec City, QC, and Alex Boisvert-Lacroix (1:08.61) from Sherbrooke, QC.
 

Vincent De Haître and Brianne Tutt win 1500m races at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections

Kali Christ, De Haître, Denny Morrison and Tutt added to the provisional Olympic Team

Calgary, January 6, 2018 – Vincent De Haître and Brianne Tutt respectively won the men's and women's 1500m events, Saturday, at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections that are slated to be held until Tuesday, January 9 at Calgary’s Olympic Oval.
 
In the men's 1500m, Vincent De Haître from Cumberland, ON, skated to a time of 1:43.44 on the way to finishing first, followed by Denny Morrison (1:44.13) from Fort St. John, BC, and Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu (1:45.24) from Sherbrooke, QC.

Boisvert-Lacroix and Hudey win their 500m races at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections

Hudey, Heather McLean and Gilmore Junio added to the provisional Olympic Team

Calgary, January 5, 2018 – Alex Boisvert-Lacroix and Marsha Hudey respectively won the men's and women's 500m events, Friday, at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections that are slated to be held until Tuesday, January 9, at Calgary’s Olympic Oval.
 
On the women's side, Marsha Hudey from White City, SK, skated to a time of 37.46 seconds to win the race, followed by Heather McLean (37.79) from Winnipeg, MB. Kaylin Irvine (38.15) from Calgary, AB, was third.
 

Victories for Blondin and Bloemen on the first day of the 2018 Long Track Team Selections

Isabelle Weidemann and Brianne Tutt added to the provisional Olympic Team

Calgary, January 4, 2018 – Ivanie Blondin won the women's 3000m event and Ted-Jan Bloemen, the men's 5000m, Thursday, on the first day of the 2018 Long Track Team Selections held until Tuesday, January 9, at Calgary’s Olympic Oval.
 

Potential battles for the last Olympic spots available set to take place at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections

The competition will be held January 4-9 in Calgary

Calgary, December 29, 2017 – The road to PyeongChang for Canada's long track speed skaters will go through Calgary’s Olympic Oval, site of the 2018 Long Track Team Selections set to take place January 4-9, as athletes will go through the last stage of the individual qualification process.
 
The competition will be held based on the following schedule:
 
Thursday, January 4: women’s 3000m and men’s 5000m.
 
Friday, January 5: women’s and men’s 500m
 

Speed Skating Canada signs sponsorship agency SportBrand Canada Inc.

Agency hired to help Canada’s most successful Olympic sport secure corporate partnerships

Ottawa, December 22, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada is excited to announce it has engaged sports marketing agency SportBrand Canada Inc. to expand and develop its corporate sponsorship platform. With over 20 years of experience in the sports marketing industry, SportBrand’s main goal will be to develop new long-term partnerships between Speed Skating Canada and Canadian companies looking to align with a global sport leader.
 

The best junior short track speed skaters in the country in Saguenay this weekend for Speed Skating Canada’s Canadian Junior Championships

Competitions will be held December 15-17 at the Centre Georges-Vézina

Saguenay, December 14, 2017 – The top 64 junior short track speed skaters in Canada will be in action this weekend, December 15-17, at Saguenay’s Centre Georges-Vézina for Speed Skating Canada’s 2017 Canadian Junior Championships.

CBC Sports and TVA Sports, official broadcasters for the 2018 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal

The competition will take place March 17-18 at Maurice-Richard Arena

Montreal, December 13, 2017 – The 2018 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, set to take place at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal next March, will be broadcast on television on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th on CBC Sports and TVA Sports, respectively named official English and French-language broadcasters of the event.
 

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