Availability of Short Track Speed Skating athletes ahead of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections
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 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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Communications & Media Relations Manager
Speed Skating Canada
Phone: 514 213-9897