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Catriona Le May Doan named Team Canada’s Beijing 2022 Chef de Mission

TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced two-time Olympic champion Catriona Le May Doan as Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

ISU Approves Long Track Hub in the Netherlands, Cancels World Junior Short Track Championships

Two World Cup competitions added to Hub in Heerenveen next January

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - Today, the International Skating Union (ISU) provided an update on regarding competitions in the 2020-2021 season, which includes the approval of a Hub Concept for long track World Cups, as well as the cancellation of the World Junior Short Track Championships.

Canada’s Long Track Speed Skating Team Headed to Fort St. John for Training Camp

Officials working on plans for national team athletes to engage virtually with nearby schools and local speed skaters

FORT ST. JOHN, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Canada’s long track speed skating team is set to host a two-week training camp at the Pomeroy Sport Centre in Fort St. John. The camp will run from November 1 to 15 and feature the country’s top national and NextGen team skaters, including thirteen Olympians.

ISU Announces Cancellation of Additional World Cup Competitions

Hub concept for long track to be explored for early 2021; Olympic short track test event in Beijing could potentially be re-scheduled  

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - Considering the pandemic developments and related impact on the organizers and participants of events, the International Skating Union (ISU) Council announced today the cancellation or postponement of all remaining World Cup competitions for the 2020 calendar year.

Marianne St-Gelais and Jonathan Perez-Audy named assistant coaches at the Canadian Regional Training Center in Montreal

Three-time Olympic medalist St. Gelais joins coaching staff led by Marc Gagnon

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - The Canadian Regional Training Center - Montreal (CRCE) is expanding coaching staff, as head coach Marc Gagnon will now be supported by two new assistant coaches in Marianne St-Gelais and Jonathan Perez-Audy.

Olympic Medalist Shannon Rempel Joins Canadian Long Track Program as Assistant Coach

Winnipeg native will work closely with the sprint and women’s allround training groups

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Former Canadian national team member and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Shannon Rempel is joining the long track program as an Assistant Coach. The Winnipeg native will be a tremendous asset to National and NextGen team skaters as they prepare for Beijing 2022 and beyond.

Job Opportunity: Coordinator, Finance and Administration

Speed Skating Canada, the national governing body for the sport of speed skating, is looking to fill the newly created position of Coordinator, Finance and Administration.

SSC + Fast and Female: Virtual Power Hour

Isabelle Weidemann, Valérie Maltais, Courtney Sarault and Alexa Scott Among Participating National Team Skaters 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Speed Skating Canada is partnering with Fast and Female to host two FREE virtual Power Hour events, which will give girls aged 8-12 the opportunity to develop leadership skills, get active, and speak to our National, NextGen and Development Team skaters.

Former World Junior Champion Ben Donnelly and Seven Others Skates into Retirement

Audrey Phaneuf, Genève Bélanger and five others also hanging up the skates

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Olympian and former world junior champion Ben Donnelly has officially announced his retirement from speed skating. He joins seven other national and development team members who have officially announced their respective retirements since the end of last season.  

Blondin, Boutin, Fish and Dubois Named Athletes of the Year

This year’s winners earned a combined 28 individual medals on the World Cup and World Championships stage

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Ivanie Blondin, Kim Boutin, Graeme Fish and Steven Dubois were announced today as Speed Skating Canada’s Athletes of the Year in their respective disciplines. These four incredible skaters established two new World Records and earned a combined 28 individual medals on the World Cup and World Championships stage this season, while helping Canada win another 10 in team disciplines such as relays and team pursuits.