After a superior display in the 1500m at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating race in Calgary a week before the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, Miho Takagi (JPN) was the outright favorite to win a career-first single distance title, but she did not. Ireen Wüst relied on her vast experience to seize her career fifth 1500m world title and her 20th world title in total, including Allround honors.
The ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) are pleased to announce that the Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating “Keep Training!” sessions, featuring professionals in the domain, begin on May 11, 2020, on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel.
Following the success of the 2018 and 2019 ISU World Championships streams on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel, the International Skating Union (ISU) asked fans and followers what they wanted to see next and selected the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships which will begin as of May 10, 2020.
To compete in a major event and get on to the podium on home ice is something special for every athlete. It was even more special for Korea’s Young You at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul as she became the first Korean figure skater to win a medal at an ISU Championship since the legendary Olympic Champion Yuna Kim was ISU World Figure Skating Champion in 2013. It was also You’s debut at an ISU senior-level Championship.
Short Track Speed Skating fans were treated to a rare spectacle in January 2020 as the Republic of Korea’s Choi Min Jeong reduced her rivals to mere spectators at the ISU Four Continents Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal, Canada.
On the last 10 occasions it had been contested, Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won the Ladies’ 5000m title at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, so when she clocked a world record over the distance at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City, it seemed only a miracle could keep her from claiming an 11th consecutive gold. That miracle went by the name of Natalya Voronina.
Nothing planned for the weekend? Don't worry, we got you covered! Take a trip back to the 2019 ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Inzell. Relive the excitement of the race as of Saturday, May 2 at 12:00 CEST on Skating ISU YouTube Channel.
We hope that you are all ready for a great show! The 2019 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships stream is about to begin. You are in for a highly technical form of Figure Skating filled with speed, precisions, unison, intricate formations, synchro elements, difficult footwork, spectacular lifts and exciting transitions. It starts tomorrow, April 30 at 12:00 noon (CEST) on Skating ISU YouTube Channel.
Following the decision of the ISU Council, the ISU is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Series 2020/21 and 2021/22.
The ISU is inviting you for the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championsips 2019, tomorrow, April 28, 2020 at 12:00 noon (CEST) on Skating ISU YouTube Channel. Relive one of the best moments of the fast and thrilling ISU Short Track Speed Skating Season 2019.
Initially launched in November 2019, the global digital campaign film was narrated by two-time World and seven-time European Figure Skating Champion Javier Fernández. Today, American Figure Skater Ashley Wagner, 2016 ISU World Figure Skating silver medalist and 2014 Olympic bronze Team medalist, joins the cause. She conveys a heartfelt message to encourage people to stay strong, support each other in creative and mindful ways and together, we will get #UpAgain, after facing one of the biggest challenges humankind has encountered in decades.
Starting tomorrow, the ISU will be streaming the 2019 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships, followed by the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships that will begin on Sunday, on its Skating ISU YouTube Channel. Don't miss it!
Short Track Speed Skating fans who want to determine the health of their sport – as well as earmark potential future Champions – always watch the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships with interest.