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.
Concordes compete near and far
Updated On: December 22, 2011
Gloucester Concordes were all over the map on the Dec. 3 weekend. They hosted their own Eastern Ontario ability meet for 47 of their own athletes and just as many Ottawa Pacers.
Blondin places 7th in inaugural World Cup mass start
Created On: November 27, 2011
Ottawa speed skater Ivanie Blondin was part of history this weekend in Kazakhstan as a participant in the first-ever World Cup long-track mass start race, and the former Gloucester Concorde earned a career-best World Cup result in the process.