Race info on Canada’s team at World Cup #4

Race information on Canada’s short track team at World Cup #4 in China

– Speed Skating Canada’s short track team is in Shanghai, China, for the fourth Samsung ISU World Cup of the season from Friday, Dec. 7 to Sunday, Dec. 9. Listed below are the individual races each skater will take part in.

Qualification rounds are on Friday include both 1,000-metre races, the 500 metres, the 1,500 metres and relays. Saturday’s races will see the first 1,000-metre race, the 1,500-metre competitions and the men and women’s relay semifinals. On Sunday, there will be the second 1,000-metre and 500-metre races, as well as the relay finals

Team notes for World Cup #4
Shanghai, China - Shanghai Oriental Sport Mansion


(Shanghai, China, is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time)

Friday, Dec. 7
10:05 a.m. (Thursday, 9:05 p.m. ET): Preliminary round for 500m, first 1000m, second 1000m, 1500m and quarterfinal relay heats
Saturday, Dec. 8
9:50 a.m. (Friday, 8:50 p.m. ET): Repechage for first 1000m and 1500m
2:02 p.m. (1:02 a.m. ET): 1000m quarterfinals, semifinals and finals; 1500m semifinals and finals; and relay semifinals
Sunday, Dec. 9
9:50 a.m. (Friday, 8:50 p.m. ET): Repechage for 500m and second 1000m
2:02 p.m. (1:02 a.m. ET): 500m and second 1000m quarterfinals, semifinals and finals; and relay finals

ISU Result website; Event website

Team Notes

  • SSC’s media guide.
  • At World Cup #1 in Calgary (Oct. 19-21), Canada collected four individual silver medals and a bronze, as well as a bronze in the men's relay.
  • At World Cup #2 in Montreal (Oct. 26-28), Canada collected three individual gold medals, five silver and three bronze, as well a silver in the women's relay. The 12 total medals are the most for Canada at one World Cup.
  • At World Cup #3 in Nagoya, Japan (Nov. 30-Dec. 2), Canada collected two individual medals - a silver (500m) and bronze (1500 m) by Charles Hamelin.
  • 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.


  • Valérie Maltais set the world and Canadian 1000 m record of *1:27.653 at World Cup #1 in the qualification round on Oct. 19 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. She set the Canadian record of 1:27.895 at the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 15 at the Olympic Oval. *Her world record was beat by Suk Hee Shim of Korea, 1:26.661, at World Cup #1 in Calgary on Oct. 21.
  • Michael Gilday, Charles Hamelin, François Hamelin and Oliver Jean set the world and Canadian relay record of 6:30.958 at World Cup #1 on Oct. 19 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. The foursome broke the Canadian record on Sept. 16 at the Olympic Oval during the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 16 with a time of 6:32.909.
  • Charles Hamelin set the Canadian 500 m record of 40.125 seconds in the final of the second 500 m race at the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 16 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.
  • Olivier Jean set the Canadian 1000 m record of 1:21.815 in the final of the first 1000 m race at the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 15 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.

Team staff

Jennifer Cottin - Team leader and SSC short track program coordinator
Frédéric Blackburn - Head coach, women
Derrick Campbell - Head coach, men

Canadian team for fall World Cups (updated Dec. 5)

SkaterWC (1)GoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC #4
Marie-Eve Drolet191618Laterrière, Que.1000 (2), 1500
Jessica Gregg212237Edmonton500, 1000 (1)
Jessica Hewitt160000Kamloops, B.C.1000 (2), 1500
Valérie Maltais161124La Baie, Que.1000 (2), 1500
Marianne St. Gelais1894316St. Félicien, Que.500, 1000 (1)
Caroline Truchon110011Chicoutimi, Que.500, 1000 (1)
SkaterWC (1)GoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC #4
Guillaume Bastille173249Rivière-du-Loup, Que.1000 (2), 1500
Charle Cournoyer20011Boucherville, Que.1000 (2), 1500
Michael Gilday201539Yellowknife1000 (2), 1500
Charles Hamelin4418172055Sainte-Julie, Que.500, 1000 (1)
François Hamelin200145Sainte-Julie, Que.500, 1000 (1)
Olivier Jean2676518Lachenaie, Que.Injured for WC #4
Liam McFarlane70112Medicine Hat, Alta.500, 1000 (1)

(1) WC denotes number of participations at World Cups - updated with World Cup #3.

World Cup medals won by Canadians this season

RaceRankSkater#TimeWorld CupDate
Bastille, *Gilday, *C. Hamelin, *F. Hamelin, *Jean
6:30.958WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
Drolet, *Gregg, *Maltais, *St-Gelais, *Truchon
4:14.910WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (2)1Bastille, Guillaume41.376WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
1000 (2)2Drolet, Marie-Eve1:29.449WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
1000 (2)2Gilday, Michael1:23.114WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
500 (2)2Gilday, Michael41.574WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (1)2Gregg, Jessica43.928WC-2, Montreal27/10/12
500 (2)1Gregg, Jessica44.221WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
15003Hamelin, Charles2:10.822WC-1, Calgary20/10/12
5002Hamelin, Charles40.420WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
10002Hamelin, Charles1:26.045WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (1)2Hamelin, Charles41.484WC-2, Montreal27/10/12
1500 (1)3Hamelin, Charles2:16.312WC-3, Nagoya1/12/12
5002Hamelin, Charles41.332WC-3, Nagoya2/12/12
1000 (1)2Jean, Olivier1:23.748WC-1, Calgary20/10/12
500 (1)3Jean, Olivier41.916WC-2, Montreal27/10/12
10001Maltais, Valérie1:30.865WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (2)3McFarlane, Liam41.479WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (2)2St-Gelais, Marianne44.408WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (2)3Truchon, Caroline44.354WC-2, Montreal28/10/12

# Best time in that distance during this World Cup.
* skated in the final

World Cup rankings by distance