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Victoria Spence


SportSpeed Skating
Born19 Jun 1992 in  Edmonton
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete, Lifeguard, Student
Higher educationScience - University of Calgary: Canada
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.05 17 Mar 2016 Calgary  
    1000m 1:18.52 27 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    1500m 1:59.19 25 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    3000m 4:11.00 26 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    5000m 7:10.50 22 Sep 2017 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to try the sport by her mother Cathy Turnbull-Spence, who represented Canada in short track.  
Name of coachMarcel Lacroix, from 2017  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age 12 in Kamloops, BC, Canada.  
Training RegimeShe trains at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Small gains every day." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
NicknamesTori (, 02 Oct 2012)  
Most influential person in careerHer mother Cathy Turnbull-Spence. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Christine Nesbitt. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsShe always puts her legs up and listens to music before a race. "I can never warm up for a race without my ipod. I always listen to music to get me pumped up and in the zone." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2011;, 2010)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the 3000m at the Canada Winter Games. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Famous relativesHer sister Josie has competed in speed skating at national level, while her other sister Sara has represented Canada in the sport at Junior World Cup events. Her mother Cathy Turnbull-Spence competed in short track at international level, and her father Owen Spence was a national junior champion in cross-country skiing. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Nov 2017;, 2010)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps23  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m41  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m54