Category: Events: National

Gabriel Jones and Miao Qi Crowned Canadian Junior Short Track Champions 

Results set the stage for naming of Canada’s team for the World Junior Championships and Youth Olympic Games   CALGARY, ALBERTA – Quebec’s Miao Qi and Gabriel Jones were crowned Canadian Junior Short Track Champions at the Olympic Oval in Calgary last weekend. Each skater earned the most points among their respective fields of 40 skaters… Read more »

Valérie Maltais and Jordan Belchos crowned Mass Start national champions

Maltais captures third title of the weekend, winning 1500m, 3000m and Mass Start CALGARY, ALBERTA – Valérie Maltais and Jordan Belchos capped off the final day for the 2023 Canadian Long Track Championships presented by Intact Insurance by claiming their respective national titles in the Mass Start. Maltais captured her second consecutive Canadian title crown… Read more »

Valérie Maltais and Connor Howe earn 1500m national long track titles

Maltais and Howe win second gold medals of the competition CALGARY, ALBERTA – Valérie Maltais and Connor Howe skated to national titles in the 1500m on the third day racing at the 2023 Canadian Long Track Championships presented by Intact Insurance in Calgary. Maltais (La Baie, Que.) outraced 23 other skaters in the women’s 1500m… Read more »

Olympians Blondin, Howe, Weidemann and Bloemen atop podium at Canadian Championships 

37-year-old Ted-Jan Bloemen captures second gold medal of the competition with 10,000m victory  CALGARY, ALBERTA – Four different Olympians – Ivanie Blondin, Connor Howe, Isabelle Weidemann and Ted-Jan Bloemen – reached the top step of the podium on Friday at the 2023 Canadian Long Track Championships presented by Intact Insurance in Calgary.  The second racing… Read more »

Laurent Dubreuil, Ted-Jan Bloemen and Carolina Hiller defend national titles at Canadian Long Track Championships

Valérie Maltais builds off last season’s progress, surprises with gold medal result in women’s 3000m CALGARY, ALBERTA – The opening day of the 2023 Canadian Long Track Championships presented by Intact Insurance saw four different skaters – Carolina Hiller, Laurent Dubreuil, Valérie Maltais and Ted-Jan Bloemen – earn a national title at the Olympic Oval… Read more »

William Dandjinou and Courtney Sarault crowned Canadian short track champions in Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – William Dandjinou and Courtney Sarault were crowned this year’s Canadian short track champions on Sunday, concluding an exciting three-day long Canadian Short Track Championships presented by Intact Insurance at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal. It marked the first national title for both Dandjinou and Sarault, who unseeded three-time defending champions Steven… Read more »

Air Canada offering discounted flights to national and international speed skating competitions during 2023-24 season

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed Skating Canada is excited to announce a new discount program with Air Canada, the country’s largest domestic and international airline, that will help members of the Canadian speed skating community save money on flight bookings to attend national and international events during the 2023-24 season. As part of this newly developed… Read more »

16 national-level competitions on the calendar for 2023-24 Canadian speed skating season

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed Skating Canada and local organizing committees from nine different communities will partner to host a total of 16 national-level competitions – including ten in short track and six in long track – during the upcoming 2023-24 season, which runs from September to March. The communities of Chicoutimi, Que., Rimouski, Que., and… Read more »