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Speed Skating Canada – Calgary, October 2017 – Speed Skating Canada and Calgary’s Olympic Oval are inviting media representatives to apply for accreditation for the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating to be held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, December 1-3, 2017.

The competition will feature the best long track speed skaters in the world in this Olympic season, all looking to qualify quota spots for their country and achieve time standards on the fastest ice in the world in Calgary for a chance to compete at PyeongChang. Canadian skaters, to be confirmed later, will look for the same, some of them even looking to pre-qualify for the 2018 Olympic Games by winning a medal in Calgary or at another World Cup.

Media representatives who would like an accreditation for this World Cup can do it now by filling out the online form at Deadline for application is Sunday, November 19, 2017.

For more information, please contact Speed Skating Canada Communications & Media Relations Manager, Patrick Godbout, by email at or by phone at (514) 213-9897.

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, Conseil du sport de haut niveau de Québec


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For information:

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