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Speed Skating Canada – Ottawa, August 13, 2018 – Effective August 31, 2018, Cathy Priestner Allinger will be stepping down from her role as president of Speed Skating Canada (SSC) to pursue a business opportunity with Allinger Consulting International, Inc.

A sport development and performance industry leader and Olympic Medalist, Cathy Priestner Allinger joined SSC’s Board of Directors in 2016 and became president in 2017. She played a key role in leading and enhancing SSC’s alignment with its members and the development of SSC’s soon to be released strategic plan for the 2022 quadrennial.

She will be replaced by vice-president Trevor Corey, a 25-year information technology executive who has also served as president for the Fredericton Speed Skating Club and Speed Skate New Brunswick.

“On behalf of the entire SSC family, our sponsors, athletes, staff and board, I want to thank Cathy for her strong leadership, integrity and enthusiasm and we are grateful for her contributions,” said Speed Skating Canada’ Chief Executive Officer, Susan Auch.  “We have a strong management team that will continue to execute SSC’s system alignment and enhancement initiatives and build on the momentum we have established to advance speed skating in Canada.”

Speed Skating Canada’s Board of Directors will provide confirmation of a new director placement in the coming months.

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

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
Lead, Communications & Media Relations
Speed Skating Canada
Phone: 514 213-9897