09 November 2017

Just Before World Cup 1 in Heerenveen, Netherlands


Jeffrey Jr. (currently in Heerenveen, Netherlands) - Got out on the ice a few times this week, following Brian Hansen, Joey Mantia, and Emery Leman on some of their fast Team Pursuit laps. The Mass Start Semi-Finals begin Friday, with the finals on Saturday! It's tough to specifically plan for the Mass Start but it's good to know your opponents, their tendencies and how to react to certain situations and at the end of the day you just got to be aggressive.

World Cup Heerenveen Schedule

Friday: 500m, Team Pursuit, Mass Start semi-finals

Saturday: 500m, 1500m, Mass Start final

Sunday: 1000m, 3/5k, Team Sprint


I, Jeffrey, will be racing tomorrow's Mass Start semi-final @ approx. 12:40pm CST and Brian Hansen will be racing in the Team Pursuit with Emery and Joey @ approx. 9:45am CST (the 1st pair of teams start at 9:45, the US team are 2nd pair right after).


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Nancy Jr. -
To watch these events can be complicated if you haven't signed up for an Icenetwork.com account. I tend to head to https://nos.nl/sport/schaatsen/ but you have to use a Netherlands IP address (I do that by using Chrome and the AnonymoX app --> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/anonymox/icpklikeghomkemdellmmkoifgfbakio). There could be other ways, but I just don't know until I try watching tomorrow. I know ISU has a channel here: http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/isu/Speed%20Skating/ where I also believe you need an IP address from either Europe or the Netherlands, not positive though!

Or you can just look at the live results for the whole weekend here (not video, just times/placings): http://live.isuresults.eu/2017-2018/heerenveen/

If you know of any other ways, let me know or leave a comment below for everyone else to see!!!

Let the racing begin!
Jeffrey Jr. & Nancy Jr.