Canada International Series 2006 - First Event in Saguenay

For the first time in short track speed skating history, two of the six World Cup events will be hosted in Quebec. The Canada International Series 2006 will first stop in Saguenay, from December 1 to 3, where the city will once again have a chance to impress the best short track speed skaters in the world.

The International Skating Union (ISU) has already been impressed twice with the organizing of international speed skating competitions at the Centre Georges-Vézina in Saguenay, and it was decided to allow the city to host the third event of the most prestigious short track speed skating circuit. “We are delighted to see the past president of the Federation, Roger Fradette, leading this World Cup. We can assure you that the Saguenay World Cup, first of two events making the Canada International Series 2006, is in good hands and will be a success!,” announced proudly Robert Dubreuil, Director general of the Fédération de patinage de vitesse du Québec (FPVQ).

At the national office of Speed Skating Canada, Jean R. Dupré, Director General, explained that “Speed Skating Canada is convinced that Saguenay will, as usual, do an excellent job of the hosting of this first canadian World Cup for 2006. We are proud to be able to host two events of the World Cup cicruit this year and to get this extra opportunity to show the rest of the world how Canada is a leader within the world of short track speed skating.”

It is with confidence that the three federations are looking towards Saguenay and Montreal hosting the Canada International Series 2006, which inludes the two North-American events of the short track speed skating World Cup circuit. The Montreal event will take place from December 8 to 10. These two world cups will follow two stops in Asia,October 20-22 and October 27-29, and precede two stops in Europe (February 2-4 and February 9-11).

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