Samsung Canada announces a new partnership with Speed Skating Canada’s short track team

Sep 17, 2013

September 17, 2013, Toronto, ON - Samsung Canada is proud to announce an official national partnership with Speed Skating Canada’s short track program. The agreement expands on Samsung’s long-running global sponsorship and support of the sport of speed skating, on both the amateur level and as an Olympic sport.

“Samsung Canada is committed to supporting our speed skating athletes as they train and compete for gold at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games,” said Mark Childs, Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Canada. “Canadians across the country will be cheering on our speed skaters as they prepare for and compete in Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and we are thrilled to be a part of their team!”

As a worldwide Olympic partner, Samsung proudly supports speed skating at both the national and global levels. Check out this video to see what Samsung means to Canada’s National short track speed skating team, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcMFqLUhLH0.

“Samsung’s commitment to the sport of speed skating is truly appreciated by our national short track speed skating team,” said Ian Moss, CEO of Speed Skating Canada. “Our athletes appreciate and understand the value of a sponsorship of this magnitude as it ensures the athletes can focus on training and strengthening overall team results.”

With a long history of speed skating partnerships, including the Samsung Hope for Children speed skating clinics, Samsung and Speed Skating Canada are committed to supporting our Canadian amateur speed skaters and growing the sport.

“On behalf of the athletes in the Canadian short track program, we want to thank Samsung for their support and commitment to the sport of short track speed skating,” commented three time Canadian Olympic medalist Charles Hamelin. “The complete lineup of Samsung products allow us to stay connected while competing and representing Canada around the globe.”

Stay tuned for more from Samsung Canada on how you can help cheer on Canada’s Olympic speed skaters participating in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. Recognized as a top marketer, Samsung Canada supports Samsung's global mission to open new possibilities for people everywhere, providing users premium experiences that are unparalleled due to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the consumer electronics industry both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012, Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" breaking the top ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011".

About Speed Skating Canada
Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, the association is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial branches representing more than 13000 individual members, and counting. SSC believes that sport is an apprenticeship for life and prizes respect for others, integrity, excellence of effort, as well as a safe, healthy environment. SSC recognizes and values its outstanding volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It also celebrates the 58 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932, as well as the coaches, officials and other dedicated individuals who helped them on their journey. Follow SSC: Twitter @SSC_PVC; Facebook Speed Skating Canada; Instagram ssc_pvc; Youtube SpeedSkatingCanada; Web speedskating.ca.

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For more information, please contact:
Rob Hogan
North Strategic (for Samsung Canada)
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