Red Deer native Danielle Wotherspoon has been named to Team Canada’s women’s long track speed skating team to compete at the World Cup sprint meet in Calgary and the world sprint championship in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Wotherspoon, who was third in the 500-metres at the Canadian sprint championships, will only compete in the 500m along with Shannon Rempel of Winnipeg.
Canadian champion, and 2011 world sprint champion, Christine Nesbitt of London, Ont., will compete in both the 500 and 1,000m events along with Calgary’s Anastasia Bucsis and Kaylin Irvine. Brittany Schussler of Winnipeg and Kali Christ of Regina will compete in the 1,000m events.
The Calgary World Cup goes Jan. 19-20 with the world championships Jan. 26-27.