TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - On December 8th and 9th, Olympic gold medallists François-Louis Tremblay and Catriona Le May-Doan will watch and cheer for Canada's fastest teens on ice as they vie for their opportunity to make their debut on the world stage.
The 2012 Canadian Junior Short Track Championships, which is being hosted by the Toronto Speed Skating Club, will determine our young speed skating stars that will advance to compete at the World Junior Championships, a stepping stone to the Winter Olympic Games.
The event's opening ceremonies will include:
- Speeches by Hon. Michael Chan, Ontario Min. of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Hon. Bal Gosal, Min. of State Sport and MPP Bramelea-Gore-Malton
- A special Podium Tracker cheque presentation
|Canadian Junior Short Track Championships
|Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.
|400 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke, Ontario M8V 3L1
|To celebrate the most successful sport in Canadian Olympic history and introduce young hopefuls that we might be cheering for at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
|Special opportunity to learn how to speed skate on Saturday, December 8 at 5:20 p.m. after three members of our 2002 Olympic relay team re-enact their winning moment.
About Canadian Junior Short Track Championships
The Canadian Junior Short Track Championships brings together the best skaters aged 15 to 19 from across Canada to crown a Canadian champion in each distance and age group. The Canadian Junior Short Track Championships selects athletes to represent Canada at the International Skating Union World Junior Championships.
About Toronto Speed Skating Club
The Toronto Speed Skating Club is the only short track speed skating club in Toronto. Over the past eleven years our small, volunteer-run, non-profit club has offered the City exceptional youth and adult programs. The club has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years based on Canadian success at the Olympics and the work of a passionate group of club volunteers.
The club operates out of two arenas: MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke and Commander Park Arena in Scarborough. Over the past couple years the club has taken on an increased leadership role in the sport developing skaters of provincial calibre and garnering interest from other clubs in South Western Ontario. Our vision is two-fold: to develop the sport for recreational and competitive skaters and to produce national level skaters. Speed skating is accessible to a wide group of individuals of all ages and both sexes can train and develop at the same time in an inclusive and supportive environment. http://www.torontospeedskating.org/index.html
About Speed Skating Canada
Speed Skating Canada is the national governing body responsible for the advancement and growth of speed skating in Canada. Its core purpose is to support high performance excellence at the international level and provide leadership in developmental programs. With 140 skating clubs in 13 provinces & territories, Speed Skating Canada is dedicated to providing skating programs for every skill level in Canada. Speed Skating Canada is a not for profit, charitable organization operating under a Policy Governance Model with an elected board of directors. http://www.speedskating.ca/
SOURCE: Toronto Speed Skating Club
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