Fort St. John hosts Canada Cup 1 speed skating event next weekend

The Pomeroy Sport Centre speed skating oval in Fort St. John will be host to the Canada Cup 1 next weekend, December 6 to 8. The Canada Cup is a series of national competitions put on by Speed Skating Canada, and the meet lets skaters test themselves on the national stage and see what their times are compared to the best in Canada. 

Racing begins on Friday, December 6 at 10 a.m., and viewing is free to the public all weekend. Sidney Bennie, Brooke Braun, Jacob Graham, Nicholas Guliov, Kieran Hanson, Amanda Mitchell, Joshua Telizyn and Hannah North will be skating from the Peace Region.

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This Canada Cup is the first one in Fort St. John to be a part of the International Skating Union schedule, and some of Canada's best skaters who recently competed at the Fall ISU World Cup in Europe will be in Fort St. John for the Canada Cup.

The Friday races will be the 500m and 1,500 m, while the 1,000m, 3,000m, and 5,000m races go on Saturday. Racing on Sunday, December 8 will begin at 9 a.m. with the 500m and 1,000m distances, followed by a mass start race. 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca

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