We would like to congratulate one of our members – Hayley Murray – as she represents our province when she participates in the Canada East Short Track Championships this weekend!
The Grade 8 student has been speed skating since she was a young tyke, and this is her first year skating at the provincial level. The Provincial A Championships took place at the beginning of March, in which she placed 5th, qualifying her for the Canada East Championships.
The best skaters from Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Nunavut and New Brunswick in the “Training to Train” stage of development (11- 15 year old categories) will take part in this competition, the final one of the the season on the national level. It will be hosted by the Ottawa/Glouchester Speed Skating Club and the Ontario Speed Skating Association, under the leadership of Speed Skating Canada.This is the first time in 6 years, this meet has been held in Ontario.
These championships are intented to be the focal point of athlete preparation for skaters in the “Training to Train” stage of development, while providing meaningful, high profile and developmentally appropriate end of season events which are a source of motivation and opportunity for recognition of the best developing skaters in Canada. It’s also a primary introduction to national competitions where the rising stars represent their province. They will take part in the 200m pursuit event, as well as the 400m, 1500m, 2000m and 3000m (points races) and 3000m relay events.
If you are interested in watching the weekend’s events, the meet is being live streamed at http://cest2017.ca/en_CA/webcast
Congratulations Hayley! We will be cheering you on!