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Speed Skating Canada – Calgary, December 12, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada and Calgary’s Olympic Oval are inviting media representatives to apply for accreditation for the 2018 Long Track Team Selections to be held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, January 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9, 2018.

The competition will feature the best Canadian long track speed skaters all looking to qualify themselves for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Total quota spots for Canada in each of the events to be held in PyeongChang will be communicated by the International Skating Union (ISU) by the end of 2017.

To be held simultaneously to Canada Cup #2, the events at the 2018 Long Track Team Selections will start at 5 pm (Calgary Time) each day of the competition: Thursday, January 4, for the women’s 3000m and men’s 5000m, Friday, January 5, for the 500m, Saturday, January 6, for the 1500m, Monday, January 8, for the 1000m, and Tuesday, January 9, for the women’s 5000m and men’s 10,000m. Sunday, January 7, will be a day off.

Media representatives who would like an accreditation for this event can do it now by filling out the online form at

Deadline for application is January 1, 2018.

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, 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