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Speed Skating Canada – Competitions will be held August 12, 13, 16, 19 & 20 at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal

Montreal, August 2, 2017 – A few days prior to the start of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections, media representatives are invited to come and meet the skaters who will battle to qualify for the 2018 Olympic Games Wednesday morning, August 9 (see schedule below), at Maurice-Richard Arena (2800 Viau St.) in Montreal.

A total of 16 male and 16 female skaters will take part in this competition which will take place on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, starting at 1:50 p.m., on Wednesday, August 16 at 7:50 p.m., on Saturday, August 19 as of 1:50 p.m. and on Sunday, August 20 as of 10:50 a.m. Schedule and more info are available at http://www.speedskating.ca/events/2018-Short-Track-Team-Selections.

Media accreditation

Media representatives can apply for accreditation to the Selections by filling out the form available at http://www.speedskating.ca/events/2018-Short-Track-Team-Selections. The deadline for submitting a request is Friday, August 4.

WHEN AND WHAT?     Wednesday, August 9, 2017

                                      Women’s National Team

                                      Training: 8:35 am to 9:50 am (image opportunity)

                                      Media availability: 10 am to 11 am (interviews)

                                      Men’s National Team

                                      Training: 10:05 am to 11 am (image opportunity)

                                      Media availability: 11:15 am to 12 pm (interviews)

WHO?                            The skaters who will take part in the 2018 Short Track Team Selections at the Maurice-Richard Arena and who will vye to qualify for the 2018 Olympic Games

                       

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.

Note to media: because of construction, please come through the Viau street (direction south)

About Speed Skating Canada

“To Challenge and Inspire Canada to Thrive through the power of Speed Skating”

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.

Speed Skating Canada would like to thank its sponsors:

Premium partner: Intact Insurance

Funding partners: Government of Canada (Sport Canada), Own The Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee

Official On-Ice High Performance Apparel: Li-Ning

Long Track Team Sponsor: KIA

Official Suppliers: Auclair, USANA

Sport Development Partners: Winsport Canada, Calgary’s Olympic Oval, University of Calgary, Institut national du sport du Québec, Government of Quebec, Canadian Sport Institute-Calgary, City of Montreal, Quebec City, Conseil du sport de haut niveau de Québec

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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