SASKATOON HOSTS THREE HIGH PERFORMANCE SPEED SKATING EVENTS
Saskatoon Sports Tourism and the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club are delighted to announce three exciting speed skating events that will be hosted in Saskatoon in 2012.
Saskatoon Long Track Meet – January 7 & 8, 2012
Canada Cup III and Canadian Junior Championship – February 3-5, 2012
Saskatoon Short Track Meet – March, 2012
The Saskatoon Long Track and Short Track Meets are Provincial competitions. The Canada Cup III and Canadian Junior Championship are national long track competitions. The Canada Cup III is used to rank skaters for the national team and the Canadian Junior Championship results select the Junior World Championship Team.
All three events will take place at the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval, one of the best natural ice surfaces in Canada. Named after the first coach of the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club, the 400-metre oval offers an exciting change of pace for skating enthusiasts. The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval is located in the Gordie Howe Recreation Complex at 11th Street and Avenue R South. There is no charge for admission at any of the three events.
"Saskatoon Sports Tourism is excited to be working with the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club as they prepare to host the upcoming speed skating events this winter," said Hugh Vassos, Project Consultant with Saskatoon Sports Tourism. "The sport is extremely fast paced and we look forward to good crowds at the Oval to cheer on these great athletes. Congratulations to the organizers for winning the bid to host these events and for their hard work in promoting the sport of speed skating."
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