MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Tickets are now on sale for next month’s ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal, the first international short track event to be hosted in Canada in over two years!
Canadian speed skating fans will have the unique opportunity to watch the world’s very best skaters – including members of the Canadian Olympic team that brought home an impressive four medals from the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing – compete on home ice at the Maurice Richard Arena from April 8-10, 2022.
All indications are that tickets will sell-out quickly for this first post-pandemic live amateur sporting events in Montreal, so get your’s as soon as possible. Ticketing options are available for both die-hard and casual fans, with weekend passes starting at $34.95 and single-day tickets starting at $19.95.
The 2022 edition of the World Short Track Championships will mark the fourth time that Montreal will host this prestigious event following the Olympics Games, having previously done so after PyeongChang 2018, Sochi 2014 and Salt Lake City 2002. Canada also hosted the event in Montreal in 1987, Moncton in 1982 and Quebec City in 1979.
When Canada last hosted the event in 2018, sell-out crowds witnessed history as Charles Hamelin became the first Canadian in 20 years to be crowned overall World Champion. All eyes will be on Hamelin again this time around, as the 37-year old six-time Olympic medalist will lace up his skates for the final time before officially retiring from the sport following an incredible 20-year career.
Hamelin will be joined on home ice by fellow Beijing 2022 men’s relay medalist Steven Dubois, Pascal Dion, Maxime Laoun and Jordan Pierre-Gilles, as well as 500m bronze medalist and world record holder Kim Boutin. Canada’s full lineup will be finalized and announced in the coming weeks.
In additional to our Canadian skaters, superstars such as Suzanne Schulting (Netherlands), Ariana Fontana (Italy), Shaoang Liu (Hungary), Hwang Dae-heon (Korea) and many more will also be in action, making this a true international celebration of the sport.
For more information on the ISU World Short Track Championships in Montreal, visit speedskating.ca.
Speed Skating Canada and the Quebec Speed Skating Federation would like to acknowledge the support and financial contributions of partners such as the International Skating Union, Government of Canada, Government of Quebec, City of Montreal and Tourism Montreal.