NWT Short Track Speed Skaters at national events

Publication date: 
March 17th, 2015

March 16, 2015 (Yellowknife, NT) - This past weekend, NWTASSA was very proud to be represented by Hannah Clark (Yellowknife Speed Skating Club) at the National Team Selections 2 held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.  This competition wraps up the season and determines the final rankings amongst the top 32 male and female skaters in the country (not including the five member World Championships team).  Clark, coming off an injury earlier in the season placed a very respectable 26th with her best finish of 23rd in the 1500m event.  This ranking will carry Hannah into next season. Sochi Olympians Charle Cournoyer and Francois Hamelin also skated in the competition. 

Full results are at: http://oval.ucalgary.ca/files/oval/Day4_Total_Results.pdf

In a younger age bracket, a team of 6 short trackers is heading to the Canada West Championships in Selkirk, Manitoba March 19-23.  This is an age class championship for the T2T group and features the 100m track rather than the 111m track used by older skaters. Team NWT consists of Wren Acorn (Girls 11), Hannah Jones (Girls 12), Sophie Clark and Grace Clark (Girls 14), Braeden Picek (Boys 12) and Jackson Christie (Boys 14).  The girls are all from Yellowknife Speed Skating Club and the boys from Inuvik Speed Skating Club.  Coach Shane Clark and Team Manager Kerry Egan will lead the team. Skaters will compete in the following distances:
  • 200m pursuits
  • 400m
  • 1500m
  • 3000m
  • Team relays

NWTASSA is very proud of the young skaters heading to this competition.  They have been training hard all season for this final event and are looking forward to exciting races against top skaters from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Yukon. For more information on the competition, including results throughout the weekend, please visit: http://www.speedskating.ca/events/national-competitions

For more information conact:

Pam Dunbar
President, NWTASSA