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Eric Orlowsky (2019)

Skating

Eric Orlowsky’s long-track speed skating career is moving in fast forward.

In February, Orlowsky was a member of Team B.C. at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. At the Games, as one of four B.C. male long-trackers, he posted a top placing of 10th in the mass start sprint race. As well, he was 11th in the 5,000-metre event, 14th in the 500m, 15th in the 1,500m and 16th in the 1,000m.

Orlowsky competes regularly on the Canada Cup national series and made great strides during the 2017-18 season. The product of the Prince George Blizzard speed skating club was chosen as B.C. Speed Skating’s male long-track skater of the year after a season in which he etched his name in the national rankings in multiple disciplines. He was 22nd in the 5,000m and 10,000m distances, 38th in the 1,500m, 39th in the 500m and 48th in the 1,000m. As part of his year, Orlowsky skated in the Canadian junior long-track championships for the second time in his career.

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