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Speed Skating Canada – Quebec City, February 8, 2018 – A total of 143 young long track speed skaters from across the country will be in action Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11, at the Gaétan Boucher Oval in Quebec City (930, avenue Roland-Beaudin) for Speed Skating Canada’s National Age Class Long Track Championships.

The Olympic Style 500m, 1500m, and Mass Start 300m, 3000m, relays, 1500m Super Final and Team Pursuit events are presented in the Girls 11, 12, 13 and 14, as well as Boys 12, 13, 14 and 15 categories. Races will be start at 9:15 am Saturday and 8:45 am Sunday.

The Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships, hosted this year by the Fédération de patinage de vitesse du Québec and the Centre d’entraînement de patinage de vitesse de la région de Québec, under the supervision of Speed Skating Canada, is intended to be the focal point of athlete preparation for skaters in the “Training to Train” (T2T) stage of development and is also intended for skaters at the “Learning to Compete” stage of development who have not met Canada Cup time standards. This competition provides a meaningful, high profile and developmentally appropriate event which is a source of motivation and opportunity for recognition of the best developing long track skaters in Canada, and will serve as a primary introduction to national competitions where skaters represent their Branch in competition.

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

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, Excellence sportive Québec-Lévis

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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