The best junior short track speed skaters in the country in Calgary this weekend for Speed Skating Canada’s Canadian Junior Championships - Competitions will be held December 16-18 at the Olympic Oval
Calgary, AB – The top 64 junior short track speed skaters in Canada will be in action this weekend, December 16-18, at Calgary’s Olympic Oval for Speed Skating Canada’s 2016 Canadian Junior Championships.
QUICK LINKS: WATCH WEBCAST / SCHEDULE (UPDATED DEC 17) RESULTS: 1500m / 500m / Rankings after 2 events
The 32 male and 32 female skaters, between 14 and 19 years of age inclusively, will aim for one of the four spots per gender available to represent the country at the 2017 World Junior Short Track Championships to be held January 27-29 in Innsbruck, Austria. They will be chosen based on their overall results at the Canadian Junior Championships in the 500m, 1000m, 1500m and 1500m Super Final.
The competition will start Friday at 2 pm (local time) with the 1500m, followed Saturday with the 500m starting at 11 am, and Sunday at 10 am with the 1000m and the 1500 Super Final.
Rising stars to watch
Among the participants, four members of last year's Junior National Team will try again to represent Canada at the 2017 World Junior Short Track Championships: Alyson Charles (Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension) and Marc-Olivier Lemay (Rivière-des-Prairies - Pointe-aux-Trembles borough) from Montréal, QC, as well as Danaé Blais from Châteauguay, QC, and Jade Quevillon from Laval, QC.
Charles took part in the last two World Junior Championships while Lemay, Blais and Quevillon competed in their first one last year.
Competitions will be webcasted through the Olympic Oval YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/TheOlympicOval.
The Oval will play host to the Canadian Junior Short Track Championships on December 16-18 In case you can’t make it to the rink – the U of C Olympic Oval is also very excited to announce that a live webcast will once again be available for the Intercontinental Short Track Invitational! The event will be webcast live on the Olympic Oval’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/theolympicoval.
Thanks to the support of our fans this will be the third of six events the Oval will attempt to webcast in the 2016-17 season. The Oval already had successful webcasts of the Short Track Intercontinental (Oct.8-9) and the Oval Invitational / Canadian Long Track Fall World Cup Selections (Oct. 20-23). Aside from the Canadian Junior Short Track Championships (Dec.16-18) the Oval will webcast three more competitions: the Long Track Canadian Single Distance Championships / Canada Cup #2 (Jan 3-6); Short Track Senior Selection #2 (Mar.9-12) and Long Track Olympic Oval Finale / Canada Cup #4 (Mar.16-19).
More info, including the full schedule and results, are available on Speed Skating Canada’s Website: www.speedskating.ca.