Friday, November 19, 2010

Berlin Live on NOS Sport

Written by T Dobbin
For those who are able to watch online, check out the live coverage of this afternoon's ISU World Cup in Berlin at Coverage starts at 15:30 European time.

World Cup Update

Written by T Dobbin
It's already been a week since the first World Cup in Heerenveen. Shane has been in Berlin since Monday preparing for the second World Cup held in Berlin. Racing last Sunday in Heerenveen wasn't one of Shane's best races in the 5,000 meter. He was very disappointed after his result so this week he's hungry to do better. Last week Shane ended up finished in 15th place with a time of 6.30.92. This time was enough to keep him in the A division for this weekend's World Cup in Berlin, however it's a whole week longer in Europe therefore he's had more time to adjust after the travel and get over the Jetlag. Today Shane will skate in the second pair with fellow ex-inliner Roger Schneider from Switzerland. For a full list of the pairs for today's 5,000 meter please go to Keep posted for results from today's World Cup or go to for full results.
See the results from Heereveen World Cup last weekend below:
1st Bob de Jong NED - 6.17.31
2nd Ivan Skobrev RUS – 6.18.96
3rd Wouter Olde Heuvel NED – 6.20.93
4th Jonathan Kick USA – 6.22.32
5th Bob de Vries NED – 6.22.44
6th Alexis Contin FRA - 6.22.67
7th Seung-Hoon Lee KOR – 6.23.40
8th Havard Bokko NOR – 6.23.73
9th Jorrit Bergsma NED – 6.24.20
10th Dmitry Babenko KAZ – 6.25.60
11th Oysterin Grodum NOR – 6.26.65
12th Enrico Fabris ITA – 6.27.38
13th Henrik Christiansen NOR – 6.30.04
14th Patrick Beckert GER – 6.30.12
15th Shane Dobbin NZL – 6.30.92

Sunday, November 14, 2010

ISU World Cup Heerenveen Update

Written by T Dobbin
Tomorrow is the 5,000 meter at the ISU World Cup in Heerenveen. Shane will be taking the start tomorrow with an approximate start time of 16.14 in the sixth pair with Swedish skater Joel Eriksson. You can watch Shane race LIVE tomorrow via the following website's live streaming. Click on

The pairs for tomorrow's races are as follows including all approximate start times for each pair:

15.14 Pair #1 - Havard Lorentzen NOR / Patrick Beckert GER
15.22 Pair #2 - Norimasa Zaike JPN / Jan Szymanski POL
15.30 Pair #3 - Justin Warsylewicz CAN / Tore Solli NOR
15.38 Pair #4 - Marco Weber GER / Alexis Contin FRA
16.06 Pair #5 - Lucas Makowsky CAN / Shani Davis USA
16.14 Pair #6 - Shane Dobbin NZL / Joel Eriksson SWE
16.22 Pair #7 - Jorrit Bergsma NED / Oystein Grodum NOR
16.30 Pair #8 - Henrik Christiansen NOR / Jonathan Kuck USA
16.58 Pair #9 - Robert Bovenhuis NED / Seung-Hoon Lee KOR
17.06 Pair #10 - Ivan Skobrev RUS / Wouter olde Heuvel NED
17.14 Pair #11 - Bob de Vries NED / Enrico Fabris ITA
17.22 Pair #12 - Bob de Jong NED / Havard Bokko NOR

Times are Standard Eastern European Time and are approximate start times (approximate start time of the first pair around the World are below). Keep posted for the results.

New York, USA - 9:14am
Salt Lake City, USA - 7:14am
New Zealand - 3:14am (Monday Morning)
Brisbane, Australia - 12:14am (Monday Morning)
Perth, Australia - 10:14pm

Saturday, November 13, 2010

ISU World Cup One in Heerenveen

World Cup Number 1
Today is the start of the first World Cup for the 2010-2011 Winter held in Heerenveen. The program is totally different than the last year and the five kilometer is held on Sunday. The ice in Thialf is in good condition which was confirmed by last weekend’s Dutch National Championship times. The weather in Holland is still the same as always, wet, windy and cold. However, it should make for some good times come Sunday.

Shane arrived last Sunday and has been struggling with jetlag all week. Hopefully come Sunday, everything will be back to normal and Shane will be ready to race. “It’s been good being back in Heerenveen again. It’s good to see familiar faces and come back to where it all started”. This winter there are some different faces in the national teams, including new faces in the 5,000 meter.

To view the results and to watch each race live on the internet, including watching Shane skate live on Sunday in the 5,000 meter you can go to the following website. The start time for Shane on Sunday will be posted on Saturday evening.

The program of the World Cup this weekend is below:
Friday 12th November
Ladies 1 x 500 meter
Men 1 x 500 meter
Ladies 1,000 meter
Men 1,000 meter

Saturday 13th November
Ladies 1 x 500 meter
Men 1500 meter
Ladies 3,000 meter

Sunday 14th November
Men 1 x 500 meter
Ladies 1500 meter
Men 5,000 meter

Tomorrow night the 5,000 meter pairs will be online so keep posted for updates from Heerenveen.