Short Track Speed Skating World Cup - One Stop in Montreal

For the first time in short track speed skating history, two of the six stops of the World Cup circuit will be coming to Canada. This major competition will be held in Montreal from December 8 to 10, following a stop in Saguenay the previous weekend and once again, Canada is set to impress the best international skaters on 111m.

The International Skating Union was impressed with the organizing of previous events at the Maurice-Richard Arena, including the World Team Championships in short track speed skating less than eight months ago, and it decided to offer the fourth stop of its most prestigious circuit to Montreal. “We are delighted to have many key people from the 2006 World Team Championships Organizing Committee back for this event. Other volunteers from the 2002 Short Track World Championships Organizing Committee are also coming on board to host this event. With that in mind, we know the Montreal event is in good hands and will be a huge success! » explained Robert Dubreuil, Director General of the Fédération de patinage de vitesse du Québec.

At the national level, Mr. Jean R. Dupré, Director General, Speed Skating Canada, was expressing a similar point of view. “Speed Skating Canada is convinced that Montreal will once again do a great job in the organizing of this second 2006 World Cup in Canada. We are proud to be able to host two events from this circuit this year, as it gives us one more chan ce to show the rest of the world how Canada is a leader in short track speed skating,” he said.

It is with confidence that the three federations are looking towards Saguenay and Montreal hosting the two North-American stops of the short track speed skating World Cup circuit, following two events in Asia and preceding another two events in Europe.