February 23 to March 10, 2021 ribbon Canada Winter Games 2007
Speed Skating Test Event
2006, March 1st:

A Speed Skating Canada Sanctioned Event


March 31-April 2, 2006
Canada Games Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon

On March 31-April 2, 2006 the Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association (YASSA) will be hosting the Canada Post Age Class Short Track Championships at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. This is a test event for the 2007 Canada Winter Games to be held in Whitehorse and the first time this national competition has been held north of 60.

Speed skating is one of Canada’s most exciting and fastest growing Olympic sports. In the last two Winter Olympic Games, speed skating (both Short and Long Track) has brought home more medals for Canada than all other sports combined. Nine of Canada’s fifteen medals won in Salt Lake City were by speed skaters. Nine of Canada’s seventeen medals won in Nagano were also by speed skaters.  Canada is expected to do well in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy commencing February 10-26.

With both short and long track events included in the 2007 Canada Winter Games to be held in Whitehorse and the 2010 Olympics to be held in Vancouver, it is a very exciting time for Canadian speed skaters. You will see a number of the young skaters at this competition return to Whitehorse representing their provinces and territories at Canada Winter Games. The very best senior skaters at this competition will become part of the Canadian National Team in the near future and ultimately become part of Canada’s 2010 Olympic Team.

200 male and female athletes between the ages of 10 and 20, representing every province and Canada’s 3 northern territories will attend this national competition. We expect Canadian records to be set and get Whitehorse, Yukon a spot in the speed skating record books.

The goal of YASSA is to host a top notch competition showcasing the north, our territory, and our city, as well as providing valuable test event experience for the 2007 Canada Winter Games. We welcome you to join us for the competition March 31 through April 2 at the Canada Games Centre.  Over 400 races will take place over the 3 days including team relay events.  Drop by the CGC and see short track speed skating in action between 9 am and 6 pm daily.

For updated information, check out the 2006 Canada Post Age Class Short Track Championships website at   http://www.shorttrack06.com.