Short Track Team Media Availability Ahead of Canadian Championship
Media invited to interview skaters on August 17 at Maurice Richard Arena
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Speed Skating Canada invites members of the media to speak with the athletes that will compete at the 2021 Canadian Short Track Championships presented by Intact Insurance, which will take place at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal on August 21, 22, 25, 28 and 29.
The skaters and coaches will be available for interviews on Tuesday, August 17 from 11:30AM ET to 12:30PMET at the Maurice Richard Arena. Media are also welcome to shoot b-roll of national team training from 10:15am to 11:30am.
Please confirm your attendance and identify the skaters you would like to interview during the media availability session with Alain Brouillette.
The 2021 Canadian Short Track Championships will feature the country’s top 20 skaters per gender and will be used to crown national champions. The results from this event help select the members of the National Team and NextGen Team for the 2021-2022 season, while also serving as the selection event for the Special Olympic Qualification Competitions (SOQC) Racing Pool, which will be comprised of a maximum of 12 athletes (6 male and 6 female). To be eligible to be nominated to the 2022 Olympic Games Team, athletes must first qualify to the SOQC Racing Pool at this event.
This five day competition will see skaters complete each of the three individual distances (500m, 1000m and 1500m) three separate times. Skaters will be allocated ranking points based on their position after each of the nine events, which will be used to calculate their overall ranking at the end of the competition. Skaters will be selected for the SOQC Racing Pool based on the criteria established in the 2022 Short Track Olympic Selection Policies and Procedures.
- Saturday, August 21: 1500m (1) and 500m (1)
- Sunday, August 22: 1000m (1) and 1500m (2)
- Wednesday, August 25: 500m (2) and 1000m (2)
- Saturday, August 28: 1000m (3)
- Sunday, August 29: 500m (3) and 1500m (3)
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