Canada announces financial support for Speed Skating Canada

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The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadians from the playground to the podium as well as helping the sport community get Canadians active, inspire young people and bring us together in the spirit of healthy competition.

Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announced $4,151,517 in funding for Speed Skating Canada for 2022-23, including $63,500 for safety in sport.

The investment will provide the organization with the financial means to conduct its daily operations, promote speed skating among all Canadians and support high-performance athletes competing at the national and international levels. The funding includes $450,000 to host the ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships in Québec on December 2-4, 2022; and the 2022-23 ISU World Cup Speed Skating 3 and 4 in Calgary on December 9-11, 2022, and December 16-18, 2022.

The safety in sport investment is part of the government’s ongoing work with sport organizations to ensure a safe sport environment for athletes across Canada.

As the largest investor in Canada’s sport system, the Government of Canada is proud to support Canadian athletes, the national and multisport organizations that support them, and initiatives to host international sport events.

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