For those that weren’t following our twitter over the weekend you may not have seen that London skater Jacob McKenzie placed first overall at National Qualifer in Richmond last weekend! Congratulations Jacob - what a great performance!
Ontario’s top performer on the ladies side was Innzbruk Richards of Clarington who finished 8th overall. Excellent racing Innzbruk!.
To find out how all 19 Ontario skaters performed last weekend check out the complete event results on Speed Skating Canada’s website.
Via Sport has archived over 16 hours of race coverage from the National Qualifier with English or French stream available as well: https://www.viasport.ca/news/relive-action-16-hours-demand-footage-short-track-canadian-qualifiers
Six individual medals were won by Canadians last weekend at the 2nd Long Track World Cup in Salt Lake City, including two by Ivanie Blondin of Gloucester!
Team Canada also came home with the gold in the team sprint raced on Sunday! Congratulations to the Canadian men’s team comprised of William Dutton of Humboldt, SK, Vincent De Haître of the Concordes and Alexandre St-Jean of Québec City.
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The second long track World Cup starts today in Salt Lake City! Competitors will skate the first 500m event, the women’s 5000m and the men’s 1500m on Friday, November 20, the second women’s 500m event and 1500m and the men’s 1000m and 10,000m on Saturday, as well as in the second men’s 500m, the women’s 1000m, and in the team sprint and mass start events Sunday, November 22.
Look for Ontario skaters Jordan Belchos of Markham (10,000m, mass start), Ivanie Blondin of Gloucester (1000m, 1500m, 5000m, mass start), Martin Corbett of Newmarket (1500m), Vincent De Haitre of Gloucester (1000m, 1500m), Ben Donnelly of Clarington (1500m), Robert Watson of Clarington (mass start) and Isabelle Weidemann of Gloucester (5000m, mass start).
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