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Spectacular wipeout & spectacular finish for Concordes speed skater

Updated On: December 7, 2012
Despite a crash in the 3,000 m ‘A’ final, Benjamin Yang of the host Gloucester Concordes managed to finish fourth in the race en route to a third-place performance overall in the men’s open division at the Nov. 24-25 Ontario Cup short-track speed skating meet.

Speed skating season blasts off for local clubs

Created On: November 10, 2012
Emil Hodzic-Santor (right) of the host Gloucester Concordes and an Ottawa Pacers skater were two of the young athletes gaining some experience to open their speed skating seasons with an Ontario east region ability meet at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex in Orleans Nov. 3.

Local para-speed skating crusader raises $20,000+ to support new national organization

Created On: November 10, 2012
Visually impaired speed skaters are thrilled with the creation of the new Visually Impaired Speed Skating Association of Canada (VISSAC), a non-profit organization that has two main goals: provide these athletes with opportunities to compete nationally and internationally, and get the sport sanctioned at the Paralympic Games.

Blondin bound for World Cups

Updated On: November 10, 2012
Ottawa speed skater Ivanie Blondin will very likely be packing her bags for Europe in November and early December for the first stops on this season's World Cup circuit thanks to a strong performance at the Canadian selection races on the Nov. 3 weekend in Calgary.

Blind Ambition movie tells life story of para-speed skater

Updated On: October 14, 2012
The premiere of a movie on local deaf-blind speed skater Kevin Frost premieres at the Centrum Plaza's Mayfair Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

Cyclist/speed skater on the right track – both of them

Updated On: August 14, 2012
 Call it the Clara Hughes model. Similar to the Canadian summer and winter Olympic legend, competitive speed skater Vincent De Haitre of Cumberland has shifted gears to focus on track cycling in order to prepare for the world junior championships, starting Aug. 27 in New Zealand.

Frost prevails with two wins in Scotland

Updated On: June 3, 2012
Ottawa deaf-blind speed skater Kevin Frost added two more titles to his collection by winning the 500 metre & 1,500 m events at a competition in Scotland organized by Impaired Skating, a body that seeks to promote the sport internationally.

Paralympic inclusion closer for deaf-blind speed skater

Created On: April 10, 2012
Kevin Frost is one of the most determined people you’ll ever meet. The father of three is one of the fastest long-track speed skaters in the world. He also competes in rowing and track. He helps train the Ottawa Police, and gives motivational presentations to area schools.

Skaters make tracks – long & short

Updated On: March 8, 2012
Local speed skaters continued to reel in honours through February, two of the bigger ones go to Gloucester Concordes athletes Vincent De Haître, Philippe Bergeron and Isabelle Weidemann, who earned gold, silver and bronze medals respectively in individual distances at the Canadian junior long-track championships in Saskatoon.

Morrison earns city’s top female coach honour in 25th season

Created On: January 26, 2012
Last year was most definitely a banner year for Lynne Morrison and her athletes. Their achievements in 2011 earned Morrison the Ottawa Sports Awards female coach of the year honour for the first time in her career, but it’s 25 years of coaching local speed skaters that has given Morrison an appreciation of all aspects of the sport.

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