Lots going on for Ontario skaters!
- Long track skaters beat the odds - 1/21/15
- Disabled speed skater gliding along in able-bodied competitions - 1/20/15
- Everett a natural national athlete - 1/16/15
- Local skater strikes gold, set sights on Worlds - 1/15/15
- Young tallent to challenge Charles Hamelin (video) - 1/14/15
Over 120 skaters raced in cold conditions this past weekend at the Provincial Long Track Championships in Ottawa.
Skaters in the Age Class event were vying for a spot to attend the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships in Saskatoon (February 7-8, 2015).
Congratulations to the skaters who qualified for Team Ontario!
Girls 11: Kennedy Feasby (DUR), Claire Liew (MAR), Kaelan Jolliffe (GLO)
Girls 12: Claire Mallard (OTT), Kiera Bayne (OTT)
Girls 13: Rachel Freitag (OTT), Autumn Bland (CAM), Emma Grace Wheeler (STL), Kelsey Carr (MIL)
Girls 14: Emma Varden (TOR), Chloe Segal (STL), Daniella Sykes (DUR)
Ladies Open (15-29): Jeslyn Chantler (BAR), Sierra Johnson (MIL), Arielle Howell (MIL), Amanda Tickner (TOR), Taylor Saravanamuttoo (OTT), 1st alt Hannah MacDougall (CAM), 2nd alt Ellie Anderson (QUI), 3rd alt Krista Laing (DUR)
Boys 12: Aidan Van Beek (STL), Emil Hodzic-Santor (GLO), Nathaniel Leighninger (HAM)
Boys 13: Cole Rogerson (OTT), Erik Jolliffe (GLO), Max Cole (OTT), Ian Ramzy (KIN), Chris Langridge (KWL), 1st alt Sam Hurtubise (GLO)
Boys 14: Oliver Scharf (OTT), Max Brant (CAM), Connor Rogerson (OTT), Robert Gaudreault (OTT), Westley Yates (CAM), 1st alt Jaylen Gordon (OTT), 2nd alt Ian Babulic (GLO)
Boys 15: Charles Coupland (QUI), Adam Johnson (HAM)
Men’s Open (16-29): Zain Ahmed (TOR), Nick Gardner (DUR), Connor Taugher (STL), Richard Hooper (DUR), Jeremy Batt (OTT)
Qualified skaters and alternates must submit their paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday, January 21st at 3:00pm to retain their position on Team Ontario.
Speed Skating Canada announced the teams for the next two long track world cups this week.
Heading to Norway for World Cup #5 January 31-February 1st are twelve skaters including five from Ontario; Jordan Belchos, Ivanie Blondin, Vincent DeHaître, Robert Watson and Isabelle Weidemann who is making her senior world cup debut while still a junior age athlete!
Vincent DeHaître, Alexandra Ianculescu and Richard MacLennan are the Ontario skaters who are part of a 15 skater team going to World Cup #6 in Heerenveen, Netherlands February 7-8th.
Good luck to all!
- Canadian Championships: Blondin and Bloemen win gold - 1/3/15
- Speed skater overcomes juvenile arthritis (video) - 1/4/15
- Dubreuil, de Haître skate fastest sprint times of season at Canadian nationals - 1/5/15
- Orléans skaters golden at speed skating national championships - 1/6/15
- Fast is fun: speed skating growing in popularity in Kingston - 1/7/15
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