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Speed Skating Canada – Canada’s Team announcement, new community outreach initiative “Skate Calgary” to be launched –

Calgary, February 16, 2017 – With less than one year to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Calgary will once again host the world’s best speed skaters at the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships, February 25-26 at the Olympic Oval.

The Canadian Team athletes for this competition will be announced and several special guests will be on hand to formally launch the new community outreach initiative, Skate Calgary, including four-time Olympic medalist Denny Morrison, Deputy Mayor Diane Colley-Urquhart and Speed Skating Canada’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Susan Auch.

WHAT?            Media Conference for the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships (February 25-26)

                        Full event schedule available at

WHO?              Members of the Canadian Team for the World Sprint Championships

Denny Morrison, Four-time Olympic Medalist

Susan Auch, Interim CEO, Speed Skating Canada

Diane Colley-Urquhart, Deputy Mayor

Alice Humeny, Volunteer Chair

WHERE?          Olympic Oval, University of Calgary, Second Floor
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW


WHEN?            Wednesday, February 22, 2 pm
Athlete interview availability continues to 3pm


Parking:          Available in Lot 11 at the Olympic Oval, free with media affiliation visible

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For information:
Kerry Dankers
Long Track Program and Communications Coordinator
Speed Skating Canada
Phone: 403-589-8960

Carly Lewis

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Organizing Committee Calgary
(403) 688-0292