Big weekend in the world of short track speed skating ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


12 janvier 2017

Big weekend in the world of short track speed skating

(Carl Savard)

A lot of action for our first weekend of activity here at Passion/Speed/Skating as two major short track events are taking place. First of all, the sixty-four best skaters in Canada (32 women and 32 men)  will be fighting for the right to represent Canada at the World Championship that will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands on March ten through twelve.

For some of them like Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais or Valerie Maltais it's a weekend they are accustom too, for others like Catherine Mailloux, Samuel Gallant and Léa Tessier, this is their biggest competition to date and they will surely fight and learn a lot from it.

We will be following the action LIVE at the Maurice-Richard arena starting tomorrow afternoon and if you are in the Montreal area this weekend, you should definitely come and see this. Tickets are only 5$ per day or 10$ for the three days. Don't miss it. If you can't be there, make sure to follow us on Facebook. The link is up here in the menu bar.

As for overseas, the European Championships will crown a new champion for sure on the women side because back to back champion Elise Christie from Great Britain won't be there. Her and her coach have decided it would be better for her to start preparing for the World Championships. She wants that world title and wants to focus on that. Her absence opens up the podium for skaters such as Arianna Fontana who's back after a year off or upcoming star Suzanne Schulting who just won the Dutch Championships. On the men side, battle will be intense between the likes of Sjinkie Knegt, Semen Elistratov and the brothers from Hungary, Liu Shaolin Sandor and Liu Shaohang.

If we can't update you live, we will surely report on the event afterward. Stay tuned!  

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