Advisory: Information on Canada’s long track team for first World Cup

SSC to report the results and provide audio clips

OTTAWA – Speed Skating Canada’s national long track team opens its season with the first Essent ISU World Cup in Chelyabinsk, Russia, from Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20.

The following is an outline of the how SSC will provide information, results and audio clips from athletes and coaches:
- Background notes: Team and athlete information is available in this document (PDF).
- Results: ISU results website will update the races as they happen.
- Updates: SSC will also use its Twitter account,, for updates. Also note the athlete’s individual Twitter account with their bios.
- News releases: SSC will distribute a summary news release after all the races of the day are completed.
- Quotes: Audio (MP3 format) from athletes and coaches will be available on the SSC website with links on the news release.

The schedule for the World Cup in Russia is as follows (note that Chelyabinsk is 11 hours ahead of ET):
Friday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m. (local): women 500m (1) and 3000m; men 500m (1) and 1500m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. (local): women 500m (2) and 1500m; men 500m (2) and 5000m.
Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m. (local): women 1000m and team pursuit; men 1000m and team pursuit.

Canada’s team for the first World Cup:
- Women: Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa (3000m), Anastasia Bucsis of Calgary (500m, 1000m), Nicole Garrido of Edmonton (1500m, 3000m), Cindy Klassen of Winnipeg (1000m, 1500m, 3000m), Christine Nesbitt of London, Ont. (500m, 1000m, 1500m), Tamara Oudenaarden of St. Albert, Alta. (1000m), Shannon Rempel (500m, 1000m, 1500m) and Brittany Schussler (1500m, 3000m), both from Winnipeg.
- Men: Jordan Belchos of Toronto (5000m), Tyler Derraugh of Winnipeg (500m, 1500m), William Dutton of Humboldt, Sask. (500m), Jamie Gregg of Edmonton (500m, 1000m), Gilmore Junio of Calgary (500m, 1000m), Richard MacLennan of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (500m), Lucas Makowsky of Regina (1000m, 1500m, 5000m), Denny Morrison of Fort St. John, B.C. (1000m, 1500m), Kyle Parrott of Minnedosa, Man. (1000m), and Philippe Riopel (1500m) of Lachenaie, Que.

The 2011-12 long track schedule continues the next two weekends in Astana, Kazakhstan, Nov. 25-27, and Heerenveen, Netherlands, Dec. 2-4.

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