Liam O’Brien will be Ireland’s sole representative this weekend (27-29 October) as Montreal, Canada’s holds the second of back-to-back ISU World Cup Short Track Skating events.
O’Brien opened his season last weekend at the Maurice-Richard Arena where he ranked 46th and 28th respectively in the 1000m (2) and 1500m distances. Having gotten back into racing mode, he will be aiming to better his performances this time round.
“I’m excited to race again this weekend,” O’Brien said. “We’ve reviewed the racing and it’s a great chance to correct mistakes with the conditions being similar. I’m also lucky to have been given an Airbnb grant that allows me to stay close to the rink and enjoy my stay in Montreal!”
Each World Cup features races over the 500m, 1000m and 1500m distances with Day 1 solely assigned for qualification rounds. Day 2 and Day 3 combine subsequent qualification rounds and World Cup sessions. Further World Cups will take place in China, Republic of Korea, Germany and Poland later this season. In Ireland, the action can be viewed live on the Skating ISU YouTube channel and followed on social media via the #ShortTrackSkating hashtag.