Speed Skating Canada announced today its lineup for the fourth Short Track ISU World Cup of the 2014-2015 season to be held in Seoul, Korea, Dec. 19-21.
The national team will try to continue its success from last weekend in Shanghai where it won a season-high eight medals in one World Cup.
So far in this first post-Olympic year in Salt Lake City, Montreal and Shanghai, the national team won 14 medals including two gold, four silver and eight bronze at the three World Cups.
Marianne St-Gelais will look to win a medal at a fourth consecutive World Cup. Following her gold medal in 1000m and bronze in 500m and in the relay events in Salt Lake City and a silver medal in 500m in Montreal, the triple Olympic medalist won a silver medal in 500m, bronze in 1000m and in women’s relay in Shanghai.
Following International Skating Union rules, competitors may only participate in one individual event each day of the World Cup, in addition to the relay. For this World Cup, no event will be held twice as a 3000m event for each gender is scheduled.
Members of the Canadian Team for World Cup #4 in Seoul (Dec. 19-21)
-BOUTIN, Kim (Sherbrooke, QC): 1000m, 1500m
-BRADETTE, Kasandra (Saint-Félicien, QC): 500m, 1000m
-GERVAIS, Joanie (Saguenay, QC): 1500m, 3000m
-HARRIS-GAUTHIER, Namasthée (Montréal, QC): 1500m, 3000m
-PHANEUF, Audrey (Boucherville, QC): 500m, 3000m
-ST-GELAIS, Marianne (Saint-Félicien, QC): 500m, 1000m
-COURNOYER, Charle (Boucherville, QC): 1500m, 3000m
-DUFFY, Patrick (Oakville, ON) : 1000m, 3000m
-GIRARD, Samuel (Ferland-et-Boilleau, QC): 500m, 1000m
-HAMELIN, Charles (Sainte-Julie, QC): 500m, 1000m
-HAMELIN, François (Sainte-Julie, QC): 500m, 1500m
-PREUDHOMME, William (Toronto, ON): 1500m, 3000m
Friday, December 19
Preliminaries and qualifying rounds:
Women and Men: 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m, Relay
Saturday, December 20
Final Rounds: 1000m (Women and Men), 1500m (Men) and 3000m (Women)
Men and Women Relay: Semi-Finals
Sunday, December 21
Final Rounds: 500m (Women and Men), 1500m (Women) and 3000m (Men)
Men and Women Relay: Finals
Other World Cups are scheduled for Feb. 6-8 in Dresden, Germany, and Feb. 13-15 in Izmir, Turkey.
Selections for these two World Cups, the World Short Track Championships and the Winter Universiade will be held during the Canadian Open Championships, Jan. 16-18, at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal.
More information is available at Speed Skating Canada’s website: www.speedskating.ca.
About Speed Skating Canada
Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, the association is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial branches representing more than 13,000 individual members, and counting. SSC believes that sport is an apprenticeship for life and prizes respect for others, integrity, excellence of effort, as well as a safe, healthy environment. SSC recognizes and values its outstanding volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It also celebrates the 63 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932, as well as the coaches, officials and other dedicated individuals who helped them on their journey.
SSC is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values including our premium sponsor Intact Insurance, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, and WinSport Canada.
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