PHOTO: ANDY YOUNG
OBIHIRO, Japan, Nov. 12, 2014 - Speed Skating Canada’s 19-member Long Track National Team kicks off the ISU World Cup season, November 14-16, in Obihiro, Japan.
They will represent Canada at the first four ISU Long Track World Cups of the season in Obihiro (Nov. 14-16), Seoul, South Korea (Nov. 21-23), Berlin, Germany (Dec. 5-7), and Heerenveen, Netherlands (Dec. 12-14).
The competition begins Friday, Nov. 14 with the first of two men’s and women’s 500m races, the women’s 3,000m and men’s 5,000m.
On Saturday Nov. 15, the men’s and women’s 1,000m will be contested along with both team pursuit events.
The World Cup wraps up Sunday, Nov. 16 with the final two 500m events, both 1,500m races and men’s and women’s mass starts.
Members of the Canadian National Team for the ISU Long Track World Cup #1 (Obihiro, Japan):
-BELCHOS, Jordan (Markham, ON): 5000m, 10,000m
-De HAÎTRE, Vincent (Cumberland, ON): 500m, 1000m, 1500m
-DERRAUGH, Tyler (Winnipeg, MB): 1000m, 1500m
-DUBREUIL, Laurent (Lévis - Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon, QC): 500m
-DUTTON, William (Humboldt, SK): 500m
-JANSSENS, Alec (Chilliwack, B.C.): 1500m
-JUNIO, Gilmore (Calgary, AB): 500m
-MacLENNAN, Richard (Sault Ste. Marie, ON): 1000m
-MORRISON, Denny (Fort St. John, B.C.): 1000m, 1500m
-WAPLES, Stefan (Winnipeg, MB): 5000m, 10,000m
-WATSON, Robert (Whitby, ON): Mass start
-BLONDIN, Ivanie (Ottawa, ON): 1000m, 3000m, 5000m, Mass start
-CHRIST, Kali (Regina, SK): 1000m, 1500m, Mass start
-HANLY, Kate (Calgary, AB): 1500m
-HUDEY, Marsha (White City, SK.): 500m
-IANCULESCU, Alexandra (Toronto, ON): 500m, 1000m
-McGUIRE, Lauren (Ottawa, ON): 3000m
-McLEAN, Heather (Winnipeg, MB):500m, 1000m
-SPENCE, Josie (Kamloops, B.C.): 1500m, 5000m
More information is available at Speed Skating Canada’s website: www.speedskating.ca.