Long track team notes for World Cup #4

Team notes for ISU Long Track World Cup #4 in Nagano, Japan

NAGANO, Japan
– Canada’s long track speed skating team travelled from Astana, Kazakhstan, to take part in the fourth Essent ISU World Cup of the season on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9. See the table below for the athletes and their specific distances.

World Cup #4 will feature the sprint distances, 500 metres and 1,000 metres.

Team notes for World Cup #4
Nagano, Japan - Nagano Olympic Memorial Arena

Schedule

(Japan is 14 hours ahead of Ottawa, ET)

Saturday, Dec. 8
*11:30 a.m. (Friday, 9:30 p.m., ET): Division B: Men's and Women's 500m
1:50 p.m. (Friday, 11:50 p.m., ET): Division A: Men's and Women's 500m and 1000m
*5:20 p.m. (3:20 a.m., ET): Division B: Men's and Women's 1000m
Sunday, Dec. 9
*10:10 a.m. (Saturday, 8:10 p.m., ET): Division B: Men's and Women's 500m and 1000m
1:50 p.m. (Saturday, 11:50 p.m., ET): Division A: Men's and Women's 500m and 1000m
* times subject to change

ISU results website; Event website


Team Notes

  • SSC’s media guide.
  • At World Cup #1 in Heerenveen, Netherlands (Nov. 16-18), Canada collected two individual gold medals and a bronze in the women's team pursuit. The Canadian women had seven top 10 finishes, including the medals, while the men had six.
  • At World Cup #2 in Kolomna, Russia (Nov. 24-25), Canada collected two individual medals, a silver and bronze. The Canadian women had two top 10 finishes, including the medals, while the men had one.
  • At World Cup #3 in Astana, Kazakhstan (Dec. 1-2), Canada collected one individual medal, a gold by Christine Nesbitt in the 1500m, and one gold medal in women's team pursuit. The Canadian women had three top 10 finishes, including the medals, while the men had two in the top 10.
  • The World Cup Podium Tracker by Intact Insurance for the 2012-13 season stands at $23,000 (6 gold, 11 silver; 6 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 23rd medal came from Christine Nesbitt, who took the 1,500-metre gold in Kazakhstan. The Club de patinage de vitesse de Charlesbourg will receive $1,000 from the program.

Team staff

Mike Crowe – Coach and team leader
Mark Wild – Coach

Canadian athletes for fall World Cups (updated Dec. 3, 2012)

* National team athlete; # Development team athlete

WomenWC (1)GoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC #4
Ivanie Blondin #90101OttawaNext WC: Winter TBD
Anastasia Bucsis *160000Calgary500, 1000
Kali Christ *60000ReginaNext WC: Winter TBD
Kaylin Irvine #40000Calgary1000
Cindy Klassen *5813131339WinnipegNext WC: Winter TBD
Christine Nesbitt *5130161561London, Ont.500, 1000
Shannon Rempel #5714611Winnipeg500
Brittany Schussler *630156Winnipeg1000
Brianne Tutt #30000Airdrie, Alta.Next WC: Winter TBD
Danielle Wotherspoon #250000Red Deer, Alta.500
Totals292443539118
MenWC (1)GoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC #4
Jordan Belchos *190000TorontoNext WC: Winter TBD
Alex Boisvert-Lacroix #40000Sherbrooke, Que.500
Tyler Derraugh80000Winnipeg1000
Laurent Dubreuil *20000Lévis, Que.Next WC: Winter TBD
William Dutton #90000Humboldt, Sask.500
Mathieu Giroux100000Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que.Next WC: Winter TBD
Jamie Gregg *241113Edmonton500
Gilmore Junio *110000Calgary500
Lucas Makowsky *360101ReginaNext WC: Winter TBD
Denny Morrison *537161336Fort St. John, B.C.1000
Philippe Riopel #210000Lachenaie, Que.1000
Stefan Waples #40000WinnipegNext WC: Winter TBD
Totals2018181440

(1) WC denotes number of participations at World Cups.


World Cup medals won by Canadians this season

RaceRankSkaterTimeWorld CupDate
PursuitBronzeBlondin, Nesbitt, Schussler3:02.33WC-1, Heerenveen18/11/12
PursuitGoldBlondin, Nesbitt, Schussler2:58.40WC-3, Astana2/12/12
1000GoldDenny Morrison1:09.43WC-1, Heerenveen17/11/12
1500GoldChristine Nesbitt1:56.35WC-1, Heerenveen17/11/12
1500BronzeChristine Nesbitt1:56.16WC-2, Kolomna24/11/12
Mass startSilverIvanie Blondin19 ptsWC-2, Kolomna24/11/12
1500GoldChristine Nesbitt1:57.18WC-3, Astana2/12/12

World Cup Rankings by distance

Women500m1000m1500m3000m/5000mMass startPursuitOverall
Men500m1000m1500m5000m/10000mMass startPursuitOverall