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Media invited to interview skaters virtually on October 8

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Speed Skating Canada invites members of the media to speak with the athletes who will compete at the 2021 Canadian Long Track Championships presented by Intact Insurance, which will take place at the Olympic Oval in Calgary on October 13-17.

All participating skaters and coaches will take part in a virtual press conference on Friday, October 8 at noon MT. Media from across Canada will be invited to ask questions as part of this session.

Members of the media can also request one-on-one interviews with athletes and coaches between 12:30pm MT and 2:00pm MT on Friday.

To receive an access link for the press conference, or to request an individual interview with a specific athlete or coach, please contact Nicole Espenant no later than noon MT on Thursday, October 7

All members of the media interested in covering the Canadian Long Track Championships in person at the Olympic Oval need to apply for accreditation using the online form. The deadline to submit your media accreditation request is October 8, 2021.



  • Wednesday, October 13*: Women’s 500m, 3000m; Men’s 500m, 5000m
  • Thursday, October 14*: Women’s 5000m; Men’s 10000m      
  • Friday, October 15*: Women’s 1000m; Men’s 1000m
  • Saturday, October 16*: Women’s 1500m; Men’s 1500m         
  • Sunday, October 17*: Women’s Mass Start; Men’s Mass Start

*Tentative start time of 4:00pm MT

Nicole Espenant
Speed Skating Canada

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