2010 Canadian Speed Championships- Day 1

Day 1 of the 2010 Canadian Speed Skating Championships saw a number of records set at the Okotoks track near Calgary.

Harriston’s Paisley Perrie set Junior Women records in the 300-meter & 1000-meters. Calgary’s Alex D’mello set the Senior Men’s 1000-meter in his heat while Brett Leavens set the record in the Junior Men’s 1000-meters in the final.

Sarah Hopkins won all three distances in the Senior Women’s category, including a record-setting time in the 1000-meters. Morgane Echardour placed 2nd in every distance. Leah Kaluta placed 3rd in the sprint distance while Nicole Garrido placed 3rd in the 10km points/ elimination.

Senior World Class Women’s 1000-meter start- photo from SpeedSkateWorld.com

In the Senior Men’s side, Jade Pauley won all three distances of the day. Peter Doucet placed 2nd in the 300-meter & 10km points/ elimination while Alex D’mello placed 2nd in the 1000-meter race.

Racing continues tomorrow.

Junior World Class Men’s 10km points/ elimination race- photo from SpeedSkateWorld.com

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Artistic skaters from CARSC place at Northwest Regionals in Oregon

Four skaters and two coaches from the Calgary Artistic Roller Sports Club attended the Northwest Regional Championships in Portland, Oregon from June 19-21. The skaters placed First in seven events and received a total of 15 placements overall.

They all have qualified to skate in the U.S. National Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska from July 25-31, 2010.

The following is a list of placements at the Regional event. Congratulations skaters and good luck at the U.S. National Championships!

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