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Speed Skating Canada – Montreal, March 12, 2018 – Speed Skating Canada and Patinage de vitesse international Montréal (PAVIM), host organizing committee of the 2018 ISU World Short Track Championships to be held at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal, QC, March 16-18, 2018, are inviting media representatives to a press conference that will launch the event and which will take place on Wednesday, March 14, at 1:30 pm at the Hôtel Universel Montréal (5000, Rue Sherbrooke Est, H1V 1A1).

 

At this press conference, we will take a look at the competition’s highlights, while members of the Canadian team will be introduced, including recent individual medalists at the PyeongChang Olympic Games in PyeongChang Kim Boutin and Samuel Girard, and their coaches Frédéric Blackburn and Derrick Campbell.

 

Media representatives who wish to attend are requested to confirm they will attend at pgodbout@speedskating.ca.

 

PAVIM, the host organizing committee for the 2018 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, would like to thank its partners and sponsors: the International Skating Union (ISU), Speed Skating Canada, the Fédération de patinage de vitesse du Québec, the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, the City of Montreal, KPN, Liqui Moly, Sinorama, Tourism Montreal, Olympic Park, Hôtel Universel, TVA Sports, CBC Sports, Li-Ning and Solotech.

WHAT?                        Presentation of the 2018 ISU World Short Track Championships highlights, event to be held at Maurice-Richard arena March 16-18, and presentation of the Canadian Team

 

WHO?                          Canadian athletes and coaches

                                    Representatives of the host organizing committee

                                    Representatives of Speed Skating Canada and the Fédération de patinage de vitesse du Québec

 

WHEN?                        Wednesday, March 14

                                    1:30 pm

 

WHERE?                       Hôtel Universel Montréal

                                    5000, Sherbrooke East Street  

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. www.speedskating.ca

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, Conseil du sport de haut niveau de Québec

 

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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