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Speed Skating Canada – Competitions will be held January 13-15 at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal

Montreal, January 5, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada is inviting media representatives to come and meet the Short Track National Team members Wednesday morning, January 11 (see schedule below), at the Maurice-Richard Arena (2800 Viau St.) in Montreal, a few days prior to the start of the 2017 Canadian Senior Championships, January 11-13, at the Maurice-Richard Arena.

The 32 best male and female skaters who will take part in this competition will vye for a spot on the teams that willl take part in the ISU Winter World Cups, as well as for the 2017 World Championships.

WHEN AND WHAT?     Wednesday, January 11


Women’s National Team

Training: 9 am to 10:05 am (image opportunity)
Media availability: 10:30 am to 11 am (interviews)


Men’s National Team

Training: 10:20 am to 11:50 am (image opportunity)
Media availability: 12 pm to 12:30 pm (interviews)


WHO?                          The skaters who will take part in the Canadian Senior Championships, at the Maurice-Richard Arena


Speed Skating Canada’s Women’s and Men’s National Team Head Coaches: Frédéric Blackburn and Derrick Campbell

WHERE?                       Ice level at Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal

2800 Viau St.

About Speed Skating Canada
Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, the association is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial branches representing more than 14,000 individual members, and counting. SSC believes that sport is an apprenticeship for life and prizes respect for others, integrity, excellence of effort, as well as a safe, healthy environment. SSC recognizes and values its outstanding volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It also celebrates the 63 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932, as well as the coaches, officials and other dedicated individuals who helped them on their journey.

SSC is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values including our premium sponsors Intact Insurance, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, City of Montreal, Calgary Olympic Oval and WinSport Canada.

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For information:
Patrick Godbout
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Speed Skating Canada
Email: pgodbout@speedskating.ca 
Phone: 514 213-9897
Website: www.speedskating.ca  
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSC.PVC 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SSC_PVC