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Speed Skating Canada – The competition will take place this weekend, January 19-21, at Eugène-Lalonde Arena

Sherbrooke, January 18, 2018 – Eugène-Lalonde Arena in Sherbrooke will play host over the weekend, January 19-21, to the top 64 senior short track speed skaters in Canada, except for the Canadian Olympic Team members, as they will be taking part in the Canadian Senior Short Track Selections #1.

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

Many athletes who skated at the Olympic Trials held last August will take part in the competition, as well as 2018 Junior National Team members Vincent Girard, Alexis Marceau, Adrian Rudy and Marco Schumann on the men’s side, and Danaé Blais, Alyson Charles, Claudia Gagnon and Courtney Sarault on the women’s side.

The competition will be webstreamed live on the Fédération de patinage de vitesse du Québec YouTube channel at

Admission is $5 on Friday and Saturday, and $10 on Sunday.

Following is the approximate competition schedule (local time):

Friday, January 19 (repechage and final rounds: 1500m)
Start Time: 11:10 am

Saturday, January 20 (repechage and final rounds: 500m)
Start Time: 2:10 pm

Sunday, January 21 (repechage and final rounds: 1000m, 3000m and relays)
Start Time: 10:10 am

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 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.

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
Phone: 514 213-9897