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Trevis Boyd and Stuart Gibbs will represent Canada at Beijing 2022; Jacques Grégoire named Chief Referee for 2022 World Short Track Championships in Montreal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Twelve Canadian speed skating officials – nine in short track and three in long track – have earned assignments on the international stage for the upcoming season. That list includes Trevis Boyd and Stuart Gibbs, who will both officiate at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.

Manitoba’s Boyd, who served as a Corner Judge at Vancouver 2010, was named Assistant Referee for the men’s long track competition, while British Columbia’s Gibbs’ will make his Olympic debut as the Assistant Video Referee for the women’s short track competition.

Meanwhile, veteran Jacques Grégoire, who has been officiating the sport for over 30 years, was named Chief Referee for the 2022 World Short Track Championships in Montreal. The two-time recipient of Speed Skating Canada’s René Marleau Award for Official of the Year will have the unique opportunity of officiating one of the sports most prestigious events in his hometown of Montreal.

Below is a list of all international assignments for the 2021-2022 season:

ISU World Cup Short Track – Beijing, CHN (October 21-24, 2021)

  • Assistant Referee: Michel Dumont

ISU World Cup Short Track – Nagoya, JPN (October 28-31, 2021)

  • Starter: Jean Lamontagne
  • Competitors Steward: Sharon Zorman

ISU World Cup Short Track – Debrecen, HUN (November 18-21, 2021)

  • Assistant Referee Video: Stuart Gibbs

ISU World Cup Short Track – Dordrecht, NED (November 25-28, 2021)

  • Assistant Referee Video: Stuart Gibbs

ISU World Cup Speed Skating – Salt Lake City, USA (December 3-5, 2021)

  • Referee (Women): Richard Hunt

ISU World Cup Speed Skating – Calgary, CAN (December 10-12, 2021)

  • Assistant Referee (Women): Trevis Boyd
  • Starter B Divisions (Women + Men): Brad Bates

FISU Winter Universiade – Lucerne, SUI (December 11-21, 2021)

  • Starter: Roger Cole

ISU Four Continents Short Track Championships – Salt Lake City, USA (January 14-16, 2022)

  • Chief Referee: Michel Dumont
  • Starter: Roger Cole
  • Competitors Steward: Richard Thériault

ISU European Short Track Championships – Dreden, GER (January 14-16, 2022)

  • Assistant Referee: Dany Lemay

ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships – Obihiro, JPN (January 28-30, 2022)

  • Referee (Men): Richard Hunt

XXIV Olympic Winter Games (Short Track) – Beijing, CHN (February 4-20, 2022)

  • Assistant Referee Video (Women): Stuart Gibbs

XXIV Olympic Winter Games (Speed Skating) – Beijing, CHN (February 4-20, 2022)

  • Assistant Referee (Men): Trevis Boyd

ISU World Junior Short Track Championships – Gdansk, POL (March 4-6, 2022)

  • Assistant Referee Video: Dany Lemay
  • Starter: Hans Terstappen

ISU World Short Track Championships – Montreal, CAN (March 18-20, 2022)

  • Chief Referee: Jacques Grégoire 

On the domestic side, Speed Skating Canada would also like to congratulate the over 60 on-ice and off-ice officials that have received assignments for national-level competitions this season.

QUOTES

  • “I am pleased and honoured to be selected to the team of speed skating officials for 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. As it may be for many athletes, reaching the Olympics is also a career pinnacle for volunteers and volunteer officials. Every oval has its own personality and I very much look forward to stepping into and meeting ‘The Beijing Ice Ribbon’. I will go prepared and embrace what will be a great experience!” – Trevis Boyd
  • “I’ve been an on-ice referee at ISU World Cups all over the world but made the move to a dedicated video official several years ago. This will be my first Olympic assignment and I am very proud to represent Canada and Speed Skating Canada as an Assistant Video Referee at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.” – Stuart Gibbs

CONTACT
Alain Brouillette
Speed Skating Canada
communications@speedskating.ca
613-601-2630