Press conference: historical announcement for the City of Toronto in short track speed skating

Olympic medalist Valérie Maltais will be present as she will also take part in the roller speed skating selection competition for the 2015 Pan American Games, May 30-31, in Toronto

Toronto, May 25, 2015 – Speed Skating Canada is inviting media representatives to attend its press conference where details regarding an historical announcement for the City of Toronto in short track speed skating will be unveiled.

The press conference will be held Thursday, May 28 (see schedule below), at 11 am, in the Alumni Lounge on the fourth floor of the west concourse the Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50, Carlton St., in Toronto.

Olympic medalist Valérie Maltais, National Team members from the Toronto area Patrick Duffy and William Preudhomme, who each won their first international individual medal at the World Cup level last season, as well as representatives of the speed skating organizations involved will attend.

REMINDER

When & What?    
Thursday, May 28
Press conference: 11 am
On-ice photo/video opportunity of athletes in action with kids: 12:15 pm-1 pm

Who?               
2014 Olympic medalist Valérie Maltais, who will also take part in the roller speed skating selection competiion for the 2015 Pan American Games, May 30-31, in Toronto

Patrick Duffy and William Preudhomme, skaters from the Toronto area who each won their first international individual medal at the World Cup level last season
Representatives of the speed skating organizations involved

Where?              
Mattamy Athletic Centre
Alumni Lounge, located on the fourth floor of the west concourse
50 Carlton St, in Toronto

Press
Please confirm your presence with Patrick Godbout, Speed Skating Canada’s Communications & Media Relations Manager, by email at pgodbout@speedskating.ca or by phone at 514 213-9897.

About Speed Skating Canada

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 14,000 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 63 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 sponsor Intact Insurance, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, and WinSport Canada.

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