Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ISU World Cup Heerenveen

Written by T Dobbin
This coming weekend is the second ISU World Cup which is held in Shane's home rink Thialf in Heerenveen. Heerenveen is always one of the most exciting World Cup's to be a part of because the crowds in the ice rink get behind each and every skater. At first Shane was going to be taking part in both the 1500 meter and the 5000 meter, however has decided to withdraw from the 1500 meter and for this weekend only participate in the 5000 meter held on Saturday afternoon.

Shane Dobbin will be starting in the A division this week. Friday evening the pairs will be drawn so we will know then the exact start time is for his event.
The schedule for this weekend is as follows:

Thursday, November 12:
16.30 hrs. Team Leaders meeting
18.00 hrs. Opening draw,

Friday, November 13:
11.30 hrs. * 500 m. (1st) Men B-division
500 m. (1st) Ladies B-division
1500 m. Men B-division

16.00 hrs. 500 m. (1st) Ladies A-division
500 m. (1st) Men A-division
3000 m. Ladies A-division
1500 m. Men A-division
3000 m. Ladies B-division (quartet starts)

Saturday, November 14:
09.45 hrs. * 500 m. (2nd) Ladies B-division
500 m. (2nd) Men B-division
1500 m. Ladies B-division

13.45 hrs. 500 m. (2nd) Ladies A-division
500 m. (2nd) Men A-division
1500 m. Ladies A-division
5000 m. Men A-division
5000 m. Men B-division (quartet starts)

Sunday, November 15:
09.30 hrs * 1000 m. Ladies B-division
1000 m. Men B-division

13.00 hrs. 1000 m. Ladies A-division
1000 m. Men A-division
Team pursuit Ladies
Team pursuit Men

Keep posted for results and updates throughout the weekend. After this weekend is over its off to Hamar, Norway on Monday for the third World Cup of the season and the only 10,000 meter event for this season before the Olympics.

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