Speed Skating Canada presents its National Team for the third Short Track ISU World Cup of the season in Shanghai

Speed Skating Canada announced today its line-up for the third Short Track ISU World Cup of the 2014-2015 season to be held in Shanghai Dec. 12-14.
 
The Canadian team will be trying to add to the six medals it won — including one gold, two silver and three bronze — at the first two World Cups of the season in Salt Lake City and Montreal.
 
Marianne St-Gelais earned two individual medals (gold in 1000m in Salt Lake City and silver in 500m in Montreal) while contributing to the women’s relay team's bronze medal in Salt Lake City. Charles Hamelin won a silver medal in the 1500m in Salt Lake City.
 
Following International Skating Union rules, competitors may only participate in one individual event each day of the World Cup. One distance is always held twice in each World Cup, so that by the end of the season each distance is held eight times. In Shanghai, the 500m event will be held twice.

Members of the Canadian Team for World Cup #3 in Shanghai (Dec. 12-14)

Women
-BOUTIN, Kim (Sherbrooke, QC):    500m (1), 1000m
-BRADETTE, Kasandra (Saint-Félicien, QC):    500m (2), 1500m
-GERVAIS, Joanie (Saguenay, QC):    500m (2), 1500m
-HARRIS-GAUTHIER, Namasthée (Montréal, QC):    1000m, 1500m
-PHANEUF, Audrey (Boucherville, QC):    500m (1),  500m (2)
-ST-GELAIS, Marianne (Saint-Félicien, QC):    500m (1), 1000m

Men
-COURNOYER, Charle (Boucherville, QC):    500m (1), 500m (2)
-DUFFY, Patrick (Oakville, ON) :         500m (2), 1500m
-GIRARD, Samuel (Ferland-et-Boilleau, QC):         1000m, 1500m
-HAMELIN, Charles (Sainte-Julie, QC):    1000m, 1500m
-HAMELIN, François (Sainte-Julie, QC):    500m (1), 1000m
-PREUDHOMME, William (Toronto, ON):    500m (1), 500m (2)

Schedule:
Friday, December 12
Preliminaries and qualifying rounds:
Women and Men: 500m (1), 500m (2), 1000m, 1500m, Relay

Saturday, December 13
Final Rounds: 500m (1), 1500m (Women and Men)
Men and Women Relay: Semi-Finals

Sunday, December 14
Final Rounds: 500m (2), 1000m (Women and Men)
Men and Women Relay: Finals

Other World Cups are scheduled for Dec. 19-21 in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 6-8 in Dresden, Germany, and Feb. 13-15 in Izmir, Turkey.

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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