I was eight years old and I was doing swimming but me and my sister didn't really like it and we told my dad we wanted to do something else, so he took us to the ice rink. In Australia we obviously don't have any frozen lakes or anything like that.
Meet Samuel Girard: Canada’s Short Track superstar and… wannabe lumberjack From sitting beside a camp fire eating beef jerky to building a ‘sugar shack’ with his friends, four-time World Championship medallist Samuel Girard is never happier than when in the woods. The ISU sat down with the 21-year-old during the recent Audi World Cup event in Dordrecht to get to know the man on the skates…
Ireland became a Speed Skating Member of the ISU in 2016. Siblings Ryan (22) and Sean McAnuff (19) skated for Ireland for the first time this season at World Cup Short Track Events and Ryan skated at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 in Rotterdam. We find out what sacrifices and how much dedication are required to make their dream of skating and developing the sport in Ireland come true.
Schulting and Knegt are the Dutch strongest cards for the World Championships in Rotterdam and they shared some of their thoughts ahead of this event.