World Cup team notes

Team notes
2012-13 World Cup Final
Heerenveen, Netherlands - Thialf

Schedule

Friday, March 8
6 p.m. (local): Women's and Men's 500 m (1) and team pursuit
Saturday, March 9
1:15 p.m. (local): Women's 1000 m and 3000 m; Men's 1000 m and 5000 m
Sunday, March 10
2 p.m. (local): Women's and Men's 500 m (2), 1500 m and mass start

ISU Web streaming; ISU results website

Team Notes

  • 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 1500 m, 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.
  • At World Cup #4 in Nagano, Japan (Dec. 8-9), Canada won a gold and two silver individual medals, and a gold in men's team sprint. The Canadian women had four top 10 finishes, including the medals, while the men had seven in the top 10.
  • At World Cup #5 in Harbin, China (Dec. 15-16), the Canadian men had four top 10 finishes.
  • At World Cup #6 in Calgary (Jan. 19-20), Canada won a silver and bronze medal. The Canadian women had two top 10 finishes, including the medals, while the men had six in the top 10.
  • At the World Cup #7 in Inzell, Germany (Feb. 9-10), Canada had one top 10 finish.
  • At the World Cup #8 in Erfurt, Germany (March 1-3), Canada had four top 10 finishes and the women's team pursuit won silver.
  • The World Cup Podium Tracker by Intact Insurance stands at $43,000 (11 gold, 19 silver; 13 bronze). Intact Insurance will award $1,000 in cash and prizes to a local speed skating club with each individual medal win.

International competitions

Nov. 15-18: Can-Am International, Calgary
Nov. 15-16: Junior World Cup, Calgary
Nov. 16-18: World Cup #1, all distances, Heerenveen, Netherlands
Nov 24-25: World Cup #2, middle and long distances, Kolomna, Russia
Dec. 1-2: World Cup #3, middle and long distances, Astana, Kazakhstan
Dec. 8-9: World Cup #4, sprint distances, Nagano. Japan
Dec. 15-16: World Cup #5, sprint distances, Harbin, China
Jan. 12-13: Continental Regional Qualifier, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan. 19-20: World Cup #6, sprint distances, Calgary
Jan. 19-20: Junior World Cup, Roseville, Minn.
Jan. 26-27: World Sprint Championships, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 9-10: World Cup #7, middle and long distances, Inzell, Germany
Feb. 16-17: World All-Round Championships, Hamar, Norway
Feb.16-17: Junior World Cup Final, Collalbo, Italy
Feb. 22-24: World Long Track Junior Championships, Collalbo, Italy
March 1-3: North American Championships, Salt Lake City, Utah
March 1-3: World Cup #8, all distances, Erfurt, Germany
March 8-10: World Cup Final, Heerenveen, Netherlands
March 21-24: World Single Distances Championships, Sochi, Russia

Team staff

Mark Wild – Team leader and coach
Scott Stefani - Assistant team leader

Canadian athletes for Essent ISU World Cup Final (updated March 13, 2013)

* National team athlete; # Development team athlete; Number is brackets () denotes career information, and other is this season.

WomenWC 1GoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC Final
Ivanie Blondin #5 (11)(0)1 (1)(0)1 (1)Ottawa 
Anastasia Bucsis *6 (21)(0)(0)(0)(0)Calgary 
Kali Christ *6 (10)(0)(0)(0)(0)Regina 
Kaylin Irvine #6 (7)(0)(0)(0)(0)Calgary 
Cindy Klassen *5 (61)0 (13)0 (13)0 (13)0 (39)Winnipeg 
Christine Nesbitt *6 (54)4 (32)2 (18)2 (16)8 (66)London, Ont. 
Brittany Schussler *8 (68)(0)0 (1)0 (5)0 (6)Winnipeg 
Danielle Wotherspoon #5 (29)(0)(0)(0)(0)Red Deer, Alta. 
MenWC 1GoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC Final
Jordan Belchos *5 (21)(0)(0)(0)(0)Toronto 
Alex Boisvert-Lacroix #5 (8)(0)(0)(0)(0)Sherbrooke, Que. 
Tyler Derraugh7 (12)(0)(0)(0)(0)Winnipeg 
Laurent Dubreuil *4 (5)(0)(0)(0)(0)Lévis, Que. 
Jamie Gregg *6 (29)0 (1)1 (2)1 (2)2 (5)Edmonton 
Gilmore Junio *6 (16)(0)1 (1)(0)1 (1)Calgary 
Lucas Makowsky *5 (38)(0)0 (1)(0)0 (1)Regina 

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
PursuitSilverBlondin, Christ, Klassen3:04.33WC-8, Erfurt3/3/13
PursuitSilverChrist, Nesbitt, Nesbitt3:03.50WC-Final, Heerenveen10/3/13
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
1000SilverChristine Nesbitt1:15.24WC-4, Nagano8/12/12
1000GoldChristine Nesbitt1:15.13WC-4, Nagano9/12/12
1000SilverDenny Morrison1:09.64WC-4, Nagano9/12/12
500SilverGilmore Junio35.16WC-4, Nagano9/12/12
500BronzeJamie Gregg34.36WC-6, Calgary19/1/13
1000SilverChristine Nesbitt1:13.67WC-6, Calgary19/1/13
500SilverJamie Gregg34.96WC-Final, Heerenveen8/3/13
1000GoldChristine Nesbitt1:15.48WC-Final, Heerenveen9/3/13
1500BronzeChristine Nesbitt1:56.86WC-Final, Heerenveen10/3/13
      

World Cup rankings by distance

Women500 m1000 m1500 m3000 m/5000 mMass startPursuitOverall
Men500 m1000 m1500 m5000 m/10000 mMass startPursuitOverall