More than 80 long track speed skaters in Fort St. John, B.C., for the first Canada Cup of the season
Fort St. John, Nov. 26, 2014 – The Pomeroy Sport Centre in Fort St. John, British Columbia (9324, 96 Street) will host for the first time a national event for Speed Skating Canada as more than 80 long track speed skaters will take part this weekend, November 28-30, in the first Canada Cup of the season.
Hosted by the Fort St. John Elks Speed Skating Club and B.C. Speed Skating, under the supervision of Speed Skating Canada, this competition will be the first in a series of four Canada Cup events year. The others will be held January 2-5 in Calgary, January 23-25 in Quebec City, and March 19-22 in Calgary.
The Canada Cup is a competition for senior and junior A, B, C2 athletes. National team member Alexandre St-Jean, National Development team members Alex Boisvert-Lacroix and Philippe Riopel, as well as Training Squad members Daniel Dubreuil, François Déry and Isabelle Weidemann will be in action.
Skaters will take part in single distance events of 500m, 1000m, 1500m (women and men), 3000m (women) and 5000m and 10,000m for men. Canada Cup competitions are selection events and the top 32 skaters in each distance gain points towards season-ending rankings.
The event will also be the trials for British Columbia’s long track speed skating team for the 2015 Canada Games held in Prince George, February 13-March 1. Long track competitions will be held February 14-19 while short track will be held February 15-20.
Canada Cup #1 schedule:
Friday, November 28 - DOWNLOAD DAY 1 RESULTS
500m (1): men and women
1500m: men and women
Saturday, November 29 - DOWNLOAD DAY 2 RESULTS
1000m (1): men and women
Sunday, November 30 - DOWNLOAD DAY 3 RESULTS
500m (2): men and women
1000m (2): men and women
Mass Start: men and women
More details are available on Speed Skating Canada’s website: www.speedskating.ca.