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Speed Skating Canada – The event will be open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, November 2, from 12 pm to 1:30 pm at The CORE Shopping Centre

Calgary, October 26, 2016 – Members of the Canadian national short track speed skating team are inviting media representatives and the general public to attend a press conference and take part in an autograph session set to take place on Wednesday, November 2, from 12 to 1:30 pm, on the second level of the CORE Shopping Centre (324 8 Ave SW) in Calgary. The event will be located at the east end of the CORE, directly outside of The Body Shop and Kernel’s Popcorn in the common area.

This public event will be held a few days ahead of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating set to take place from November 4-6 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.

Skaters on the Canadian team, including Olympic medalists Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais, Valérie Maltais, François Hamelin, Marie-Ève Drolet and Charle Cournoyer, will be introduced to the crowd in attendance and will then meet with their fans during an autograph session. Fans will also be able to buy tickets.

WHEN AND WHAT?     Wednesday, November 2

12 to 1:30 pm

Press conference and autograph session with the Canadian National Short Track Speed Skating Team     

WHO?                          Members of the Canadian team to take part in the 2016 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Calgary, including Olympic medalists Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais, Valérie Maltais, François Hamelin, Marie-Ève Drolet and Charle Cournoyer

                                     Speed Skating Canada’s head coaches for the short track men’s and women’s national teams, Frédéric Blackburn and Derrick Campbell

 

WHERE?                       The 2nd Level of the CORE Shopping Centre, at the east end by The Body Shop

324 8 Ave SW, Calgary

 

PARKING?                   Complimentary valet parking is located on 3rd street between 7th and 8th Avenue S.W. Valet service is complimentary, parking rates apply.

 

About the 2016 ISU Short Track World Cup in Calgary

The 2016 ISU World Cup in Short Track Speed Skating, to be held Nov. 4-6 at Calgary’s Olympic Oval, will feature the top short track speed skaters in the world at the first stage of a season that will include six World Cup weekends.

 

The organizing committee for the 2016 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Calgary would like to thank its partners and sponsors:

 

Corporate partners: Intact Insurance, Li-Ning, EVO, National Motor Coach, Wildrose Brewery

 

Government partners: Government of Canada, Sport Canada, Alberta Sport Connection, The City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary

 

Sport partners: ISU, Alberta Speed Skating and Speed Skating Canada

 

More details and tickets are available at http://www.speedskating.ca/fr/calgary2016.

 

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For information:
Patrick Godbout
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Speed Skating Canada
Email: pgodbout@speedskating.ca 
Phone: 514 213-9897
Website: www.speedskating.ca  
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSC.PVC 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SSC_PVC

 

Kerry Dankers
Long Track Program and Communications Coordinator
Speed Skating Canada
Email: kdankers@speedskating.ca
Phone: 403-589-8960
Website: www.speedskating.ca  
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSC.PVC 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SSC_PVC      

 

Ryan Ohashi
Communications and Community Events Specialist
Olympic Oval | University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
P: 403.220.2213 | C: 403.471.5784 | E: ryan.ohashi@ucalgary.ca