The ISU Council allotted the following ISU World Cup Speed Skating Competitions for the season 2017/18, Nov 10-12, 2017 Heerenveen, Nov 17-19, 2017 Stavanger, Dec 1-3, 2017 Calgary, Dec 8-10, 2017 Salt Lake City, Jan 19-21, 2018 Erfurt, Mar 16-18, 2018 (Final) Minsk.
Top sport life has not always been easy for Polish Natalia Czerwonka. The 28-year-old silver 2014 Olympic medalist suffered a head injury and a broken vertebra after a collision with a tractor, while training on the bike in August 2014. We took the opportunity to talk to her in Heerenveen last December. Her passion for speed skating is still unbroken.
The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2017 not only is the pinnacle event of the 2016/17 speed skating season, it is the first international tournament at the 2018 Gangneung Olympic Oval too. With one year to go to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, speed skaters will get a taste of the ice and the atmosphere.
Media accreditation for the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final in Stavanger (NOR) on March 11-12, 2017 are now open.
Dutch Ireen Wüst beat Czech arch rival Martina Sáblíková in the Ladies 3000m on day 3 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Berlin on Sunday. Ruslan Murashov (RUS) won the men’s 500m, America’s Heather Bergsma collected her second 1000m gold of the weekend, and Dutch Kai Verbij grabbed his maiden individual World Cup gold in the men’s 1000m.
Peter Michael beat Jorrit Bergsma in the Men’s 5000m but Ted-Jan Bloemen claimed gold in the distance on day 2 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Berlin. Nao Kodaira collected her second 500m gold, Kjeld Nuis won the Men’s 1000m and Ireen Wüst the Ladies’ 1500m.
The Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) is very concerned about the allegations made against Russian sport and Russian athletes in the McLaren Investigation Report.
Nico Ihle delighted the home crowd winning the Men’s 500m on Day 1 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup at the Sportforum in Berlin. Nao Kodaira (JPN) took her fifth World Cup win in the 500m, America’s Heather Bergsma took her fourth 1000m gold of the season, and Kjeld Nuis (NED) won the Men’s 1500m.
Following our initial communication of January 13, 2017 regarding the ISU Athletes Commission List of Nominees and in accordance with Article 21 of the ISU Constitution, which stipulates that each ISU Member may nominate only 1 Athlete per Branch, we informed the Figure Skating Federation of Russia (FSFR) to withdraw one candidate from the Figure Skating Branch.
Further to the decision of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik, CRO, to introduce an ISU Athletes Commission and in accordance with Article 21 of the 2016 ISU Constitution, we are pleased to publish the List of Nominees to the Athletes Commission
ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Media Accreditations are now open.
On December 22, 2016 the ISU Council decided to move the ISU World Cup Speed Skating planned to be held in Chelyabinsk, Russia, on March 10-12, 2017. Despite the short notice to find a new host for the event, the Norwegian ISU Member Norges Skøyteforbund, informed the ISU that they agree to host the event.
Karolina Erbanova (CZE) was crowned the first Ladies’ European Sprint Champion in speed skating history, and Sven Kramer (NED) took his career ninth European Allround title on the final day of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen on Sunday.