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Speed Skating Canada – Calgary, September 27, 2016 – Speed Skating Canada is inviting media representatives to apply for accreditation for the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating to be held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, November 4-6, 2016.


The competition, back in Calgary for the first time since October 2012, will feature the best short track speed skaters in the world in this pre-Olympic season, including Canadian World Champions and Olympic medalists Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais. The final list of 12 skaters qualified for the Canadian team will be announced in the upcoming week.


Media representatives who would like an accreditation for this World Cups can do it now by filling out the online forms: Deadline for application is Friday, October 21, 2016.


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 competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, the association is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial branches representing more than 14,000 individual members, and counting. SSC believes that sport is an apprenticeship for life and prizes respect for others, integrity, excellence of effort, as well as a safe, healthy environment. 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.


SSC is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values including our premium sponsors Intact Insurance and Samsung, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, and WinSport Canada.

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For information:

Patrick Godbout

Communications & Media Relations Manager

Speed Skating Canada


Phone: 514 213-9897