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Speed Skating Canada – World Cup #1 will take place at the Olympic Oval from November 2-4

CALGARY, ALBERTA – On Wednesday, October 31, media representatives are invited to meet the Canadian skaters who will compete at the 2018 ISU World Cup Short Track #1 in Calgary. The team includes four Olympians – Charles Hamelin, Samuel Girard, Charle Cournoyer and Pascal Dion – and the triple medalist from the 2018 World Junior Championships, Courtney Sarault.

Athletes will be available for interviews at the Olympic Oval from 10:00am to 11:00am, following their morning training session. Media are also invited to take photos and shoot video during training as on-site recording will be limited to rights holders once the competition begins.

It will also mark the first opportunity to see the skaters in their new skin suits, which feature an updated Canadian design for the 2018-19 season.


Wednesday, October 31

  • 9:10am to 10:00am: Training and Photo/Video Opportunities
  • 10:00am to 11:00am: Interviews


Olympic Oval: University of Calgary, 288 Collegiate Boulevard NW, Calgary, AB


Canada’s World Cup 1 Team: List of participating skaters

Coaches Éric Bédard and Fredéric Blackburn



Please confirm your attendance with Alain Brouillette (


About Speed Skating Canada
Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, SSC is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial associations. Together, we aim to: Challenge and inspire Canada to thrive through the power of speed skating. SSC celebrates the 63 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932 and recognizes the coaches, officials, volunteers 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

Official Suppliers: Auclair, USANA

Official Technical Equipment Supplier: Nagano Skate

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, Excellence sportive Québec-Lévis




For more information, please contact:

Alain Brouillette
Senior Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Speed Skating Canada
Phone: 613-601-2630