Team Toba Speed Skating at the 2023 Canada Winter Games
Training 11 months out of the year, speed skaters are working hard to represent TOBA on the tracks in P.E.I.. We found out what lies ahead for the team’s hopefuls and why attending the Canada Games can be a true career highlight.
Shining on the National Stage
“I think they take a lot of pride in not just representing the province, but representing the sport,” said Elizabeth W. Derraugh, Executive Director of Speed Skating Manitoba (SSMB).
Coming out of last Canada Winter Games in 2019, our speed skaters had a phenomenal performance, going home with eight medals.
Elizabeth thinks this adds a desire and momentum among Team Toba hopefuls at the 2023 Canada Winter Games to build off that success of their past teammates, like Alexa Scott and Tyson Langelaar, who both represented Canada at the Winter Olympics last month.
“I think it’s really the only multi-sport games these athletes experience at a high level before the Olympic Games,” said Elizabeth. “I think that following in the footsteps of their predecessors, that’s a very exciting opportunity for them.”