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Speed Skating Canada – This selection competition will be held January 15-17 at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal

Montreal, January 8, 2016 – A few days prior to the start of the Canadian Senior Short Track Championships, qualification for the 2016 World Championships and the last two World Cups of the season, Speed Skating Canada is inviting media representatives to come and meet the skaters Wednesday, January 13 (see schedule below), at Maurice-Richard Arena (2800 Viau St.).

The competition, which the best 64 skaters in Canada will take part in (32 women and 32 men), will include the participation of National Team members, including Olympic medalists Marianne St-Gelais, Charles Hamelin, Valérie Maltais, Charle Cournoyer, Marie-Ève Drolet, François Hamelin and Olivier Jean.

WHEN AND WHAT?     Wednesday, January 13

                                                                     

Women’s National Team

Training: 9 am to 9:30 am (image opportunity)
Media availability: 9:45 am to 10:30 am (interviews)

 

Men’s National Team

Training: 10:20 am to 11 am (image opportunity)
Media availability: 11:15 am to 12 pm (interviews)

 

WHO?                          The skaters who will take part in the Canadian Senior Short Track Championships, including Olympic medalists Marianne St-Gelais, Charles Hamelin, Valérie Maltais, Charle Cournoyer, Marie-Ève Drolet, François Hamelin and Olivier Jean

                                                                                                  

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 and Samsung, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, 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