Intact Insurance has sponsored Speed Skating Canada and our national teams since 2006. We’re proud of the Canadian National Speed Skating Team’s success at world events.
At the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, the National team won 12 medals – half of all the Canadian medals earned that year. In the 2008-09 skating season, they brought home 71 World Cup medals.
During the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, our athletes captured 10 medals, including gold medals for Christine Nesbitt in the 1,000m, Charles Hamelin in the 500m, as well as our men's relay and pursuit teams. During the 2010-11 World Cup season, our speed skaters garnered 60 medals.
We support Canada's future Olympians, too, by supporting the development of speed skating amongst Canadian children. Catriona Le May Doan, two-time Olympic champion and three-time World champion, works with us on our Podium Tracker program, a grass roots initiative that awards $1,000 to local speed skating clubs whenever a Canadian speed skater medals at a World Cup event.