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Concordes trio win World Cup title, medal & set record

Updated On: April 9, 2015
In his last opportunity of the season, Cumberland’s Vincent De Haitre joined in on the party podium fellow Gloucester Concordes mates Ivanie Blondin and Isabelle Weidemann started in a breakthrough season for all three Ottawa speed skaters.

Blondin wins 1st career World Championships medal

Updated On: March 11, 2015
Ottawa speed skater Ivanie Blondin put the crowning touches on her breakthrough season with the first World Single Distance Championships medal of her career and a 6th-place showing on home ice at the March 7-8 World Allround Championships in Calgary.

4 years after sister’s breakout performance, Jake Weidemann tackles Canada Winter Games

Updated On: February 11, 2015
There’s no doubt Jake Weidemann is following in his older sister’s footsteps (or skating strides in their case), and that’s just fine by him.

Lifelong speed skating friendship lifts Pacer past juvenile arthritis hurdle

Updated On: February 11, 2015
They’ve been friends essentially from the womb, started speed skating together at age 6, spent countless hours together since taking their first strides with the Ottawa Pacers at Dulude Arena, and now Bethany McKinley-Young and Adrienne Gaudreault are set to compete side-by-side at the Canada Winter Games.

Young stars & veteran volunteers share major awards

Updated On: February 11, 2015
Gloucester Concordes friends and Sochi 2014 Olympic speed skaters Vincent De Haitre and Ivanie Blondin shared the Male and Female Athlete of the Year prizes at the Jan. 28 Ottawa Sports Awards banquet at Algonquin College.

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.

Olympic obedience

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.

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