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National Speed Skaters Competing in City This Week

January 25, 2011 7:20 AM | Sports

The Susan Auch Oval will play host to the Canadian Junior Championships and Canada Cup 3 this week.

The Manitoba Speed Skating Association is putting on the event from January 28-30 at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Avenue.

The Canada Cup 3 will be used to determine National Rankings as well as the National Team and National Development Team positions, featuring some of the top speed skaters in Canada.

In addition, the Canadian Junior Championships will also be run at the oval. The fastest junior skaters in Canada will compete to see who will represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in Seinäjoki, Finland.

Many national teams will use this competition as a warm up to the upcoming Canada Winter Games in Halifax next month.

Races begin daily at 9:15 a.m., weather permitting. The public is welcome to this free event.

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