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Speed Skating Canada – Competitions will be held December 1-3 at the Olympic Oval

Calgary, November 27, 2017 – Speed Skating Canada is inviting media representatives to come and meet the Canadian Long Track Team members Tuesday morning, November 28 (see schedule below), at Calgary’s Olympic Oval, a few days prior to the start of the 2017 ISU World Cup Speed Skating, December 1-3, at the Olympic Oval.

The world’s best long track skaters are looking to qualify quota spots for PyeongChang and to qualify themselves.

Canada has won 12 medals so far over the first two World Cups of the season held in Heerenveen, in the Netherlands, and in Stavanger, Norway, including individual medalists Ted-Jan Bloemen of Calgary, Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa, Vincent De Haître of Cumberland, ON, Laurent Dubreuil of Lévis, QC and Marsha Hudey of White City, SK.

WHEN AND WHAT?     Tuesday, November 28

Training: 10 am to 10:45 am (image opportunity)
Media availability: 11 am to 12 pm (interviews)


WHO?                          The Canadian Long Track Team members who will take part in the ISU World Cup Speed Skating, December 1-3


Speed Skating Canada’s Long Track National Team Head Coach Mike Crowe and coaches

WHERE?                       Calgary’s Olympic Oval
                                    2500, University Dr NW

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. Speed Skating Canada is committed to Challenge and Inspire Canada to Thrive through the power of Speed Skating. 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

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

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For information:

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

Patrick Godbout
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Speed Skating Canada
Phone: 514 213-9897