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Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track #1 Oct. 19-21, 2012 Olympic Oval Calgary

The Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary celebrated its 25th anniversary by hosting the first ISU World Cup Short Track competition of the 2012/13 season.  This exciting event was hosted in conjunction with Speed Skating Canada and the Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association.

Short track speed skating made its Olympic debut as a demonstration event at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games. Full medal status was awarded to the sport in 1992 at the Albertville Winter Olympics.

What's to love about short track speed skating?

  • An outstanding spectator sport, fans love the speed, strategy and the spills!
  • Canada has won 25 Olympic medals in short track speed skating, second only to South Korea.
  • Over 200 athletes from 29 different countries participated in the event! 
  • Schools enjoyed the first ever School of Speed Day on Friday, Oct. 19. A rousing success!

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