January has already seen some of the top Canadian Long Track and Short Track racers battle it out for spots representing Speed Skating Canada at the winter World Cups!
Short Track Canada Cup 1 on January 13-15 in Laval featured the top Canadian Short Track racers who were seeking selection for Short Track World Cups 5 and 6. Renee Steenge (Brampton) earned Bronze in each of the 500m, 1000m and 1500m. Her outstanding results earned Renee a spot representing Canada at Short Track World Cups 5 and 6 this winter!
Current Short Track National Rankings can be viewed HERE.
Short Track World Cup 5 and 6 selections can be found HERE.
Photo Credit: Speed Skating Canada
Long Track Canada Cup 2 on January 5-8 in Quebec City included the World Cup Skate-Off for the remaining team spots at Long Track World Cup 5 and 6. Jordan Belchos (Markham) won Gold in 5000m and Vincent de Haitre (Gloucester) won Bronze in 1500m and Gold in 1000m. Jordan and Vince will join three pre-qualified skaters from Ontario, Ivanie Blondin (Gloucester), Isabelle Weidemann (Gloucester) and Hayden Mayeur (Toronto) at World Cups 5 and 6 in Poland!
Long Track World Cup 5 and 6 selections can be found HERE.
Photo Credit: Photographie TB