News and notes

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Yamada, Pederson & Pelkey to Skate for Canada

 A trio of Oval skaters booked their first tickets to international competition in Europe at the Short Track Canadian Championships.  Brendan Yamada and Matej Pederson made the trip over the Atlantic as part of the Canadian contingent attending the International Invitation Cup in Heerenveen, NED October 13-14.  The following week they were joined by Caitlyn Pelkey as all three competed in the 27th Alta Valtellina Trophy in Bormio, Italy Oct 19-21.


EVO Western Elite Circuit #1

Calgary, AB (9/30/18) - The Olympic Oval wrapped up the first leg of the 2018 EVO Western Elite Circuit on September 30th in Calgary. A furious weekend of racing saw the 500m, 1000 and 1500m distances skated, points collected by the skaters in the two age categories from this weekend will be totaled along with any points attained in the EVO WEC Finals (Winterfest) in February to find the EVO WEC Champions.


Fall Classic 2018

The competition season hit full swing with 267 National and International skaters participating in the Fall Classic at the Oval.


Short Track Canadian Championships

The Short Track Canadian Championships took place in Montreal Sept. 21-23 with 6 Oval Skaters participating and our very own Ali Desmarais taking home a silver in the 500m(2)!


RBC Training Ground

Athletes from other sports hit the long track as part of RBC Training Ground

By Anis Heydari · CBC News

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Bedard named Short Track National Team Lead

Speed Skating Canada announces Éric Bédard as the National Team Coach to lead the Canadian men's short track speed skating team.

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Frank King 1936 - 2018

Statement from Oval Director Yves Hamelin on the passing of Frank King, one of the architects of the '88 Olympic Games.

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Short Track Canadian Junior Selections #2

Albertans Brendan Yamada and Hee Won Son defend "home ice" to take overall titles.

Rewatch Races

Jonathan Guilmette joining the Calgary Olympic Oval

Olympic medalist to take on new role as Manager, High Performance Short Track Program

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Champions Season

National Champions McDougall & Langelaar set to lead Team Canada into World Juniors in Salt Lake City

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Intact Oval Bursaries 2017-18

13 Athletes awarded Intact Insurance Olympic Oval Athlete Bursaries

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Trio of Oval Skaters skating World Juniors

Schumann, Girard & Rudy representing Canada at the 2018 ISU World Junior Short Track Championships

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Olympic Oval icemakers share their talent for prepping fast ice at Pyeongchang Games

By Scott Cruickshank, for the Faculty of Kinesiology

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