Speed skater makes new home on international podium
Updated On: January 12, 2015
Ivanie Blondin better get used to standing on the international podium. The 24-year-old from Ottawa finished the 2014 portion of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating calendar the same way she started: with a gold medal around her neck.
After losing father to ALS & missing Olympics, speed skater returns to Canada’s World Cup team
Created On: November 19, 2014
Make moments matter. It was the slogan for Ottawa’s 2013 ALS Walk event, and as soon as Lauren McGuire heard it, it resounded with her as deeply as possible.
3 Gloucester Concordes sparkle at World Cup trials
Updated On: November 19, 2014
Ottawa natives produced a unique podium sweep in the women's 3,000-metre race at the Canadian long-track speed skating fall World Cup trials Oct. 23-26 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.
Updated On: July 13, 2014
Sochi 2014 speed skater Ivanie Blondin (playfully) abuses her powers as an Olympian, punishing her young pupils with push-ups during a clinic at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Centre in Orleans.
Speed skating star locks up Commonwealth Games track cycling berth, to be joined by local squash player in Glasgow
Updated On: June 6, 2014
Sochi 2014 Olympic speed skater Vincent De Haitre will be wearing Canadian colours at a major multi-sport Games for the second time this year, this time in a summer discipline.
Gloucester Concordes Olympians return to their roots
Updated On: May 26, 2014
The Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club welcomed home their most famous members on May 27 at Roy Hobbs Hall in Orleans. For Sochi 2014 Olympians Vincent De Haitre and Ivanie Blondin, attending their youth club’s end-of-season celebration provided a little trip down memory lane.
5 new faces in Ottawa Sports Hall
Updated On: May 13, 2014
The Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame will welcome five more members, as Kristina Groves, Wayne Giardino, Todd Nicholson, Tom Casey and Ed Laverty join the Hall’s already luxurious family at a May 7 induction ceremony at City Hall.
Former Gee-Gee Blomberg wins Crashed Ice bronze
Created On: April 9, 2014
Alicia Blomberg has experienced her fair share of adrenaline-pumping moments in a hockey career that included five years as a University of Ottawa Gee-Gee, but standing atop an icy chute about to descend a 500-metre track on a pair of skate blades, with 150,000 spectators cheering in anticipation, that’s a different proposition altogether.
Updated On: April 9, 2014
Jeremy Batt of the Ottawa Pacers placed fifth overall in the 23-39 age group at the April 5-6 Masters International Short Track meet, hosted by the Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex – Orléans.
Speed skater at last hits jr. worlds
Updated On: March 7, 2014
It was a feat that narrowly eluded her in rough fashion last year, and the year before as well, but Ottawa native Isabelle Weidemann will at last achieve a career-long goal when she makes her debut at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships March 7-9 in Norway.