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Quebec City, January 18, 2024 - Quebec-based Nagano Skate has reached another major milestone. A partnership agreement has been signed with Speed Skating Ontario (SSO). Nagano Skate will become the official sponsor of the Provincial Series, an integral part of Ontario's competitive speed skating network.

Nagano Skate also becomes the official supplier of apparel and training suits for SSO athletes, Provincial coaches, and staff. Tracksuits, jackets, coats, etc. will be proudly produced by Nagano Skate in the colours of the Ontario Federation.

"For us, this is an important step in the development of our company. We've already been working with SSO for the summer academies and we're excited to be able to do even more for the athletes with this new partnership," said Eric Bédard, Academy Director and Equipment Manager for Nagano Skate.

Nagano Skate is already a supplier to many speed skating clubs not only in Quebec, but in several provinces, and this partnership positions the company well on the Ontario scene.

"We are very pleased with this agreement, which consolidates the foundations of the work started with the Nagano Skate team at the summer academies. Our athletes know and trust the brand. So it's a natural fit for us to partner with Nagano Skate and their dedicated team," said Mary Frances Carter, Executive Director of Speed Skating Ontario.

Nagano Skate's expert advisors will also be on hand with their equipment at the end-of-season provincial championships in Kingston on March 9 and 10, 2024.

Nagano Skate is a Quebec-based company founded by short-track speed skating Olympians. The company specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of specialized equipment and protective gear for speed skating and field hockey.

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Eric Bédard Mary Frances Carter

Speed Skating Ontario is excited to share the announcment of the recipients of the 2022-2023 Annual Awards.

Please watch the video HERE for the awards announcement.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Coupe Quebec 2 (Long Track) is coming up on December 2-3. The event is ISU and SSC sanctioned and is open to skaters aged 14+ before July 1, 2023. More information about the Coupe Quebec circuit can be found in the PVQ Long Track Bulletin section 11.2 starting on page 23.

PVQ expects that there will be space for our skaters to register. Ontario long track skaters interested in attending must complete THIS GOOGLE FORM by Monday November 20th at noon to submit their intention to participate so that we can inform PVQ of how many Ontario athletes to expect.

SSO will inform invited skaters next week and registration for confirmed out-of-province skaters opens on Thursday November 23rd.

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