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CTV Article: Ian McPeek's journey to the RBC Training Ground National Final

"If it isn’t working, change it.” These are the wise words that 18-year-old speed skater Ian McPeek received from his Indigenous grandmother several years ago during a particularly challenging time in his life. The statement became his motto, giving him the confidence to switch from hockey to speed skating when he was 13 – a decision that has proved to be life changing.


Growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, McPeek has always been an avid athlete playing various sports, including hockey and baseball. In 2015, fresh off a city championship win by his hockey team, McPeek was discouraged when he and the majority of his team did not move up to a higher level, including several skilled Indigenous players. Continue reading here.


Ian McPeek competes at the Olympic Oval Fall Classic at the University of Calgary, September 2022. Photo courtesy of LuvCan Photography.

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