For The Love of Speed

Organizing Committee Calgary initiated a new tradition at the 2015 November World Cup event called #For The Love of Speed Skating to provide young Calgary athletes with an opportunity to raise funds through a pass-the-bucket promotion lead by Olympic Champion Lucas Makowsky. Over the three days of competition, young athletes from the Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association and Olympic Oval Program raised $2,778 that will go directly to support their training costs. With an additional donation of $1,500 from the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority, the total funds raised over the weekend was $4,278.