Canada’s short track team at World Cup #5 in Sochi, Russia

Canada’s short track team at World Cup #5 in Sochi, Russia

SOCHI, Russia
– Speed Skating Canada’s short track team is in Sochi, Russia, for the fifth Samsung ISU World Cup of the season from Friday, Feb. 1 to Sunday, Feb. 3. Listed below are the individual races each skater will take part in.

The qualifications rounds are on Friday include both 500-metre races, the 1,000 metres, the 1,500 metres and relays. Saturday’s races will see the first 500-metre race, the 1,500-metre competitions and the men and women’s relay semifinals. On Sunday, there will be the second 1,000-metre and 500-metre races, as well as the relay finals

Team notes for World Cup #5
Sochi, Russia - Iceberg Skating Palace

Schedule

(Sochi is nine hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time)

Friday, Feb. 1
*9 a.m.: Preliminary round for 500 m (1), 500 m (2), 1000 m, 1500 m and quarterfinal relay heats
Saturday, Feb. 2
*9 a.m.: Repechage for 500 m (2) and 1500 m
3:02 p.m.: 500 m (1) quarterfinals, semifinals and finals; 1500 m semifinals and finals; and relay semifinals
Sunday, Feb. 3
*9 a.m.: Repechage for 500 m (2) and 1000 m
3:02 p.m.: 500 m (2) and 1000 m quarterfinals, semifinals and finals; and relay finals

* Starting times subject to change.

ISU Result website; Event website

CBC TV schedule (speed skating menu)

Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET (also on webstream at CBCSports.ca)

  • Intact Insurance Championship Speed Skating Series on CBC: Short Track World Cup in Sochi, an Olympic test event (Feb. 1-3), and the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships from Salt Lake City (from Jan. 26-27).

Sunday, Feb. 3, 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. (local)

  • CBC Sports Late Night: Intact Insurance Championship Speed Skating Series on CBC: Short Track World Cup in Sochi, an Olympic test event (Feb. 1-3), and the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships from Salt Lake City (from Jan. 26-27).

Radio-Canada schedule

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET

  • The new «Objectif Sotchi» Olympic show will broadcast the short track World Cup from Sochi. The broadcast will feature will the 500 m and 1500 m finals.

Team Notes

  • SSC’s media guide.
  • At World Cup #1 in Calgary (Oct. 19-21), Canada collected four individual silver medals and a bronze, as well as a bronze in the men's relay.
  • At World Cup #2 in Montreal (Oct. 26-28), Canada collected three individual gold medals, five silver and three bronze, as well a silver in the women's relay. The 12 total medals are the most for Canada at one World Cup.
  • At World Cup #3 in Nagoya, Japan (Nov. 30-Dec. 2), Canada collected two individual medals - a silver (500m) and bronze (1500 m) by Charles Hamelin.
  • At World Cup #4 in Shanghai, China (Dec. 7-9), Canada won three individual medals (one gold and two bronze) and a bronze in the men's relay.
  • World Cup #5 is in Sochi, Russia, from Feb. 1-3. It will serve as an Olympic test event.
  • Gabrielle Waddell will take part in her first World Cup this season in Sochi.
  • Vincent Cournoyer will take part in his first career World Cup in Sochi. His younger brother, Charle, earned a bronze medal in the 1500 m at his first World Cup in Japan in Dec 2011.
  • World Cup #6 is in Dresden, Germany, from Feb. 8-10.
  • The World Cup Podium Tracker by Intact Insurance stands at $32,000 (8 gold, 15 silver; 9 bronze). Intact Insurance will award $1,000 in cash and prizes to a local speed skating club with each individual medal win. This season’s 31st medal came today from Gregg’s bronze and the 32nd was from Nesbitt’s silver medal, both on yesterday. The Cape Breton Speed Skating Club and Calgary Speed Skating Club each will receive $1,000 from the program.

Records

  • Valérie Maltais set the world and Canadian 1000 m record of *1:27.653 at World Cup #1 in the qualification round on Oct. 19 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. She set the Canadian record of 1:27.895 at the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 15 at the Olympic Oval. *Her world record was beat by Suk Hee Shim of Korea, 1:26.661, at World Cup #1 in Calgary on Oct. 21.
  • Michael Gilday, Charles Hamelin, François Hamelin and Oliver Jean set the world and Canadian relay record of 6:30.958 at World Cup #1 on Oct. 19 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. The foursome broke the Canadian record on Sept. 16 at the Olympic Oval during the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 16 with a time of 6:32.909.
  • Charles Hamelin set the Canadian 500 m record of 40.125 seconds in the final of the second 500 m race at the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 16 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.
  • Olivier Jean set the Canadian 1000 m record of 1:21.815 in the final of the first 1000 m race at the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 15 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.

Team staff

Yves Hamelin - Team leader and SSC short track program director
Frédéric Blackburn - Head coach, women
Derrick Campbell - Head coach, men
Jonathon Cavar - Coach
Phil Legault - Press attaché

International competitions

Oct. 19-21: World Cup #1, Calgary
Oct. 26-28: World Cup #2, Montreal
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: World Cup #3, Nagoya, Japan
Dec. 7-9: World Cup #4, Shanghai, China
Feb. 1-3: World Cup #5, Sochi, Russia
Feb. 8-10: World Cup #6, Dresden, Germany
Feb. 22-24: World Junior Championships, Warsaw, Poland
March 8-10: World Short Track Championships, Debrecen, Hungary

Canadian team World Cup #5 (updated Jan. 24)

- Numbers in brackets () denote career information. Other numbers are from 2012-13 seaon.

SkaterWC 1GoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC #5
Marie-Eve Drolet4 (20)0 (1)1 (6)0 (1)1 (8)Laterrière, Que.1000, 1500
Jessica Hewitt4 (17)(0)(0)(0)(0)Kamloops, B.C.500 (2), 1500
Valérie Maltais4 (17)1 (1)0 (1)0 (2)1 (4)La Baie, Que.1000, 1500
Marianne St. Gelais4 (19)0 (9)1 (4)1 (4)2 (17)St. Félicien, Que.500 (1), 1000
Caroline Truchon4 (12)(0)(0)1 (1)1 (1)Chicoutimi, Que.500 (1), 500 (2)
Gabrielle Waddell0 (8)(0)(0)(0)(0)Red Deer, Alta.500 (1), 500 (2)
Total20 (93)1 (11)2 (11)2 (8)5 (30)
SkaterWC 1GoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC #5
Guillaume Bastille4 (18)1 (3)0 (2)1 (5)2 (10)Rivière-du-Loup, Que.500 (2), 1500
Charle Cournoyer1 (3)(0)(0)0 (1)0 (1)Boucherville, Que.500 (2), 1500
Vincent Cournoyer(0)(0)(0)(0)(0)Boucherville, Que.500 (1), 500 (2)
Michael Gilday4 (21)0 (1)2 (5)0 (3)2 (9)Yellowknife1000, 1500
Charles Hamelin4 (45)1 (19)4 (17)2 (20)7 (56)Sainte-Julie, Que.500 (1), 1000
Olivier Jean3 (26)0 (7)1 (6)1 (5)2 (18)Lachenaie, Que.500 (1), 1000
Total16 (113)2 (30)7 (30)4 (34)13 (94)

1 WC denotes number of participations at World Cups - updated with World Cup #4.

World Cup medals won by Canadians this season

RaceMedalSkater#TimeWorld CupDate
RelayBronzeCanada
Bastille, *Gilday, *C. Hamelin, *F. Hamelin, *Jean
6:30.958WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
RelaySilverCanada
Drolet, *Gregg, *Maltais, *St-Gelais, *Truchon
4:14.910WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
RelayBronzeCanada
*Bastille, *Gilday, *C. Hamelin, *F. Hamelin, McFarlane
6:41.760WC-4, Shanghai9/12/12
500 (2)GoldGuillaume Bastille41.376WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
1500BronzeGuillaume Bastille2:19.592WC-4, Shanghai8/12/12
1000 (2)SilverMarie-Eve Drolet1:29.449WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
1000 (2)SilverMichael Gilday1:23.114WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
500 (2)SilverMichael Gilday41.574WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (1)SilverJessica Gregg43.928WC-2, Montreal27/10/12
500 (2)GoldJessica Gregg44.221WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
1500BronzeCharles Hamelin2:10.822WC-1, Calgary20/10/12
500SilverCharles Hamelin40.420WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
1000SilverCharles Hamelin1:26.045WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (1)SilverCharles Hamelin41.484WC-2, Montreal27/10/12
1500 (1)BronzeCharles Hamelin2:16.312WC-3, Nagoya1/12/12
500SilverCharles Hamelin41.332WC-3, Nagoya2/12/12
500GoldCharles Hamelin40.821WC-4, Shanghai9/12/12
1000 (1)SilverOlivier Jean1:23.748WC-1, Calgary20/10/12
500 (1)BronzeOlivier Jean41.916WC-2, Montreal27/10/12
1000GoldValérie Maltais1:30.865WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (2)BronzeLiam McFarlane41.479WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (2)SilverMarianne St-Gelais44.408WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500BronzeMarianne St-Gelais53.900WC-4, Shanghai9/12/12
500 (2)BronzeCaroline Truchon44.354WC-2, Montreal28/10/12

# Best time in that distance during this World Cup.
* skated in the final

World Cup rankings by distance

Women500m1000m1500mRelayTeam
Men500m1000m1500mRelayTeam