Speed Skating Canada presents its National Team for the first Short Track ISU World Cup of the season in Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

Speed Skating Canada announced today its line-up for the first Short Track ISU World Cup of the 2014-2015 season held in Salt Lake City, U.S.A., November 7-9.

A total of 160 athletes representing 22 countries, including China, Great Britain, South Korea, Russia and U.S.A., will take part in this competition.

Following World Cups will be held November 14-16 in Montréal, December 12-14 in Shanghai, China, December 19-21 in Seoul, South Korea, February 6-8 in Dresden, Germany, and February 13-15 in Izmir, Turkey.

The Canadian team members are:
Women
-BOUTIN, Kim (Sherbrooke, QC)
-BRADETTE, Kasandra (Saint-Félicien, QC)
-GERVAIS, Joanie (Saguenay, QC, borough Jonquière)
-MALTAIS, Valérie (Saguenay, QC, borough La Baie)
-SHMYR, Courtney (Langley, B.C.)
-ST-GELAIS, Marianne (Saint-Félicien, QC)

Men
-BASTILLE, Guillaume (Rivière-du-Loup, QC)
-BÉLANGER-MARCEAU, Samuel  (Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC)
-DUFFY, Patrick (Oakville, ON)
-GAUTHIER, Yoan (Rivière-du-Loup, QC)
-GIRARD, Samuel (Ferland-et-Boileau, QC)
-HAMELIN, Charles (Sainte-Julie, QC)

Following the ISU rule, competitors may only participate in one distance each day of the World Cup, except for the Relay event. One distance is always held twice in each World Cup, so that by the end of the season each distance is held eight times. At the ISU World Cup in Salt Lake City, the 1000m event is held twice, while in Montreal the 500m event will be held twice.

Women:
500m: Kasandra Bradette, Courtney Shmyr, Marianne St-Gelais

1000m (1): Kasandra Bradette, Courtney Shmyr, Marianne St-Gelais

1000m (2): Kim Boutin, Joanie Gervais, Valérie Maltais

1500m: Kim Boutin, Joanie Gervais, Valérie Maltais

Relay: to be confirmed

Men:
500m: Samuel Bélanger-Marceau, Patrick Duffy, Samuel Girard

1000m (1): Samuel Bélanger-Marceau, Patrick Duffy, Yoan Gauthier

1000m (2): Guillaume Bastille, Yoan Gauthier, Charles Hamelin

1500m: Guillaume Bastille, Samuel Girard, Charles Hamelin

Relay: to be confirmed

Schedule:
Friday, November 7
Preliminaries:
Women: 500m, 1000m (1 and 2), 1500m, Relay
Men: 500m, 1000m (1 and 2), 1500m, Relay

Saturday, November 8
Final Rounds:
Women: 1000m (1), 1500m
Men: 1000m (1), 1500m
Men and Women Relay: Semi-Finals

Sunday, November 9
Final Rounds:
Women: 500m, 1000m (2)
Men: 500m, 1000m (2)
Men and Women Relay: Finals

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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For information:
Patrick Godbout
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Speed Skating Canada
Email: pgodbout@speedskating.ca
Phone: 514 213-9897
Website: www.speedskating.ca 
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Jeff MacKinnon   
Coordinator, Media and Communications Services – long track
Speed Skating Canada
Email: jmackinnon@speedskating.ca
Phone: 403-860-9525
Website: www.speedskating.ca 
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