Speed Skating Canada

| Administrative, National Team: Long Track, National Team: Short Track

Nagano Skate rejoins Speed Skating Canada as an official equipment supplier

| Administrative, National Team: Long Track, National Team: Short Track

Nagano Skate rejoins Speed Skating Canada as an official equipment supplier

| Administrative, National Team: Long Track, National Team: Short Track

Nagano Skate rejoins Speed Skating Canada as an official equipment supplier

Quebec based retailer receives exclusive rights to provide national programs with protective gloves and sharpening equipment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – A world-leader in speed skating equipment is returning to the Speed Skating Canada family, as Nagano Skate has signed a two-year agreement that will see them become an official supplier to Canada’s national speed skating programs.

As part of this new partnership, Quebec-based Nagano Skate receives exclusive rights to provide both short track and long track national program athletes with protective gloves and glove tips, while also supplying equipment technicians at the National Training Centres in Montreal, Quebec City and Calgary with the sharpening tools and blade maintenance equipment they require to ensure skaters can perform to the best of their abilities on the ice.

In addition to these in-kind products, national program athletes will also receive a 25% rebate on Nagano Skate products, allowing them to purchase items such as blades, glasses, helmets, and other accessories at a discount. Further details on how athletes can take advantage of this offer – both in person and online – will be shared in the coming months.

“We’re very excited to have Nagano Skate rejoin Speed Skating Canada as an official equipment supplier. They are a trusted name within the speed skating industry, and we are confident that this new partnership will greatly benefit our national programs, ensuring teams have access to cutting-edge sharpening and blade maintenance equipment, while also providing skaters with discounted access to a variety of products and accessories to help them perform their best.”

Joe Morissette, Chief Executive Officer, Speed Skating Canada

Founded in November 2016 by Canadian short track Olympians François Drolet and Éric Bédard, Nagano Skate has quickly become a leader in the world of speed skating equipment.

While custom-made protective gear and sharpening equipment remain at the heart of what they do, the company has branched out in recent years, expanding their offerings to include hockey and running equipment, which are available online and at their brick-and-mortar location at the Centre de glace Intact Assurance in Quebec City.

“Nagano Skate is honoured to be affiliated with Speed Skating Canada through a long-term partnership that will bring us through to the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. Innovation, security and performance are at the heart of our mission, and we’re proud to play an essential role in the continued success of the athletes on Team Canada. Together, we’re aiming for the summit, pushing the limits of excellence for our athletes and our country.”

Éric Bédard, Academy and Team Apparel Director, Nagano Skate

To learn more about Nagano Skate and view their product offerings, please visit www.naganoskate.com.

About Speed Skating Canada

Speed Skating Canada is the national governing body responsible for the organization, coordination and administration of both short track and long track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, we proudly represent over 13,000 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers from coast to coast. Our non-profit organization is accountable to our 13 provincial and territorial speed skating organizations (PTSOs) and our national team program. We’re here to rally, inspire and lead the charge for our country’s most successful Olympic sport.

About Nagano Skate

Born from the passion and expertise of Olympic athletes in November 2016, Nagano Skate represents the pinnacle of excellence in the world of speed skating. In partnership with prestigious Quebec companies, we offer an exclusive selection of sharpening and anti-laceration protection equipment, ensuring unrivalled comfort and optimum safety for the most demanding skaters. Our Academy offers training courses for athletes of all levels, as well as world-class mentoring and coaching. Our new range of team clothing consists of a variety of products, including the new high-performance skin suit line and many other items that meet the highest standards. At Nagano Skate, our mantra is simple: ‘By skaters, for skaters’, and we are committed to propelling speed skating to new heights by constantly pushing the boundaries of excellence.