2012â€“13 ISU Speed Skating World Cup
The Essent ISU World Cup 2012/13 (official name: Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating ) is one of the International Skating Union (ISU ) organized series of competitions in speed skating. The competition series began on November 16, 2012 in Heerenveen and ends with the World Cup Final also in Heerenveen on 10 March 2013. Cup will be awarded in the individual disciplines as well as in the team pursuit. There are also introduced in the 2011/12 season, an overall World Cup standings, which is referred to as the " Grand World Cup". World Cup ratings are available in the disciplines of 500 meters, 1000 meters, 1500 meters, mass start and team pursuit. Plus, there's a World Cup standings with the race over 3000 meters and 5000 meters in the women or about 5000 meters and 10,000 meters in the men's. In various World Cup events in addition to the so-called Team Sprint will be held, but only as a demonstration event for which there is no World Cup points.
- 2.2.1 Simple Points
- 2.2.2 Increased points ( World Cup Final )
- 2.2.3 Half points
- 2.2.4 Half points ( World Cup Final )
- 3.1 Women 3.1.1 Heerenveen
- 3.1.2 Kolomna
- 3.1.3 Astana
- 3.1.4 Nagano
- 3.1.5 Harbin
- 3.1.6 Calgary
- 3.1.7 Inzell
- 3.1.8 Erfurt
- 3.1.9 Heerenveen
- 3.2.1 Heerenveen
- 3.2.2 Kolomna
- 3.2.3 Astana
- 3.2.4 Nagano
- 3.2.5 Harbin
- 3.2.6 Calgary
- 3.2.7 Inzell
- 3.2.8 Erfurt
- 3.2.9 Heerenveen
The series of events of the World Cup consists of nine events. The World Cup series begins in Heerenveen and then makes a round trip to the northern hemisphere of the earth in an easterly direction to finally after stints in Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan, China and Canada back in Europe to land ( with stops in Inzell and Erfurt ), and finally with the World Cup final to end in Heerenveen.
Only in the first and at the last event of the World Cup races to be run in all World Cup categories. In the other World Cup events, the World Cup program is different, there are events where only the short routes are run (500 meters and 1000 meters), at other events only a selection of the longer distances being run (1500 meters to 10,000 meters) and finally there are events where both shorter and longer routes are run.
Discipline World Cup
Due to the rankings last reached participating athletes either in the Division A or B in the Division are divided on the relevant competition. For each division, there are now two different points systems. A distinction is whether the Division A up to 16 or more than 16 participant. Increased World Cup points there are in the races of the World Cup Final, in which only the Division A is eligible.
Division A ( up to 16 participants)
Division A ( more than 16 participants)
Division B (if Division A up to 16 participants)
Division B (if Division A is more than 16 participants )
World Cup Final
Grand World Cup
For the World Cup, the Grand World Cup, get only the top five of every race points.
In the competitions of the World Cup Final, there are increased points. If at a meeting a distance run twice (which at 500 meters is usually, at 1000 meters sometimes the case), there is only the half points.