Lausanne, Switzerland


The ISU will hold a course for Speed Skating Starters, which will be organized by the ISU Speed Skating Technical Committee and De Koninklijke Nederlandsche Schaatsenrijders Bond (KNSB), as hosting ISU Member in:
Heerenveen, The Netherlands, October 4 – 7, 2019.

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The course will cover all main aspects of the starting procedure and focus on the role and the tasks of Starters at ISU Championships, ISU World Cup Competitions and other major International Competitions. The primary part of the course will be held at the indoor speed skating rink "Thialf", where the participants will encounter practical experience as Starters during the "Official Dutch Club Championships" and "Thialf Fall Cup 2019".
Group work and workshops will be a main part of the course program. Therefore, it is very important that all participants have sufficient experience as Starters and are able to communicate well in English.

Entries must be submitted only through the official ISU entry website before September 5, 2019. Please include exact arrival and departure details (flight information) and e-mail addresses of all participants.
If visa is required, please contact Jan Zwier at as soon as possible to receive a letter of invitation for named participants. Include with this request the following information: nationality, name, birth date, passport number and expiration date.

For more information, read the full ISU Communication 2276.