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Speed Skating Canada – Competitions will be held this weekend, March 9-12, at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal

Montréal, March 7, 2017 – The Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal will host this weekend, March 9-12, the best 67 senior short track speed skaters in Canada, except the Canadian National Team Members competing at the ISU World Short Track Championships also to be held this weekend in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, for the Canadian Senior Short Track Selections #2.

The 35 male and 32 female skaters will look to improve their national ranking with the objective of qualifying for the national team next season.

Olympic medalist François Hamelin of Sainte-Julie, QC, will be among the headliners, also including many national team members of Canada’s 2016-2017 World Cup team with Jamie Macdonald of Fort St. James, B.C, and William Preudhomme of Toronto, ON.

Admission is free.

Here is the approximate competition schedule (local time):

Thursday, March 9 (Prelims/Heats: 1500m/500m)

1:30 pm to 5 pm

Friday, March 10 (repechage and final rounds: 1500m)

1:10 pm to 5:20 pm

Saturday, March 11 (repechage and final rounds: 500m)

1:10 pm to 5:30 pm

Sunday, March 12 (repechage and final rounds: 1000m, 3000m and relays)

9:40 am to 3:30 pm

More info, including the full schedule and results, are available on Speed Skating Canada’s Website:

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, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, City of Montreal, Calgary Olympic Oval and WinSport Canada.

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For information:

Patrick Godbout

Communications & Media Relations Manager

Speed Skating Canada


Phone: 514 213-9897