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Morrison leads Canadian team into Inzell World Cup March 7-9

Submitted by dvink on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 8:26am

Speed Skating Canada | Patinage de vitesse Canada

Press release  

Calgary, Alta., March 4, 2014 –  Double medallist from the Sochi Winter Olympics Denny Morrison will lead the Canadian contingent at an ISU Essent World Cup long track speed skating competition in Inzell, Germany from March 7-9.

Morrison won a silver medal in the 1000m and bronze in the 1500m in Russia in February.  The Fort St. John, B.C., skater will compete in the 1000m on March 8 and the 1500m on March 9.

Also competing for Speed Skating Canada are Ivanie Blondon of Ottawa, Kali Christ of Regina, Kaylin Irvine of Calgary, Jamie Gregg of Edmonton, Gilmore Junio of Calgary and William Dutton of Humboldt, Sask. All athletes competing in Inzell were on the Canadian Olympic team in Sochi.

Also, five young Canadian athletes will be in Bjugn, Norway the same three days for the world junior championships. 

Representing Canada are Ben Donnelly of Oshawa, Ont., Daniel Dubreuil and Alexandre Dery, both of Levis, Que., Jordan Henkelman of Calgary, Noemie Fiset of Quebec., Juliette Wheler of Saskatoon and Isabelle Weidemann of Ottawa.

For live results of both competitions visit


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Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, the association is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial branches representing more than 13,000 individual members, and counting. SSC believes that sport is an apprenticeship for life and prizes respect for others, integrity, excellence of effort, as well as a safe, healthy environment. SSC recognizes and values its outstanding volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It also celebrates the 58 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932, as well as the coaches, officials and other dedicated individuals who helped them on their journey. 

SSC is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values including our premium sponsors Intact Insurance and Samsung, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, and WinSport Canada.

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For more information contact:

Jeff MacKinnon,

Speed Skating Canada (Long Track)


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