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Laura Hall

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN22002200301
NOCCanada
Born20 Feb 2003
GenderWomen
OccupationStudent
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.19 18 Mar 2022 Calgary  
    1000m 1:19.56 20 Nov 2022 Calgary  
    1500m 2:00.65 23 Sep 2022 Calgary  
    3000m 4:08.15 19 Nov 2022 Calgary  
    5000m 7:11.57 19 Mar 2022 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/laura__hall  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHer father, who was her first coach, competed in speed skating at international level. She enjoys the individual element of speed skating. "I like the Olympic style and having my own lane. I don't like all the pushing and shoving in the short track."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began speed skating at age five and at age six joined the Salmon Arm Ice Breakers in British Columbia, Canada. She initially competed in short track before switching to long track speed skating. "I really enjoyed Salmon Arm; it was a good place to learn how to skate. I'm more passionate about long track than short track."  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationNEXT GEN TEAM
In 2022 she was selected for Canada's 'Next Gen' national team programme. (speedskating.ca, 28 Apr 2022; calgaryspeedskating.ca, 22 May 2022)
 
Awards and honoursShe received the 2021/22 Female Junior Long Track Skater of the Year award from Speed Skating Alberta in Canada. (albertaspeedskating.ca, 01 Mar 2022)  
Famous relativesHer father Michael Hall competed in speed skating for Canada at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, finishing ranked 22nd in the men's 5000m event. He has also served as head coach of the Vernon Vortex Speed Skating Club in British Columbia, Canada. (vernonmorningstar.com, 16 Feb 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2022)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Four Continents Championships 3000m2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Four Continents Championships Team Pursuit2