Sofia, Bulgaria

#WorldShortTrack         #OneHandDown

It’s time for the final event of the Short Track season. The ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Championships are heading to Bulgaria on 8 March for 3 days of world-class skating. Tune in to watch these fascinating races play out live on the ice and find out who will be crowned 2019’s world champions.

 WSTSSC 2018©International Skating Union (ISU) 933250196

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2018©International Skating Union (ISU)

Where can I watch?

Different viewing restrictions will apply for the World Championships than those during the World Cup. If you find you can’t watch on one of the channels listed below, we recommend searching your TV guide at the scheduled times to see if the event is shown in your region.

SBS, NOS (NPO1), TVP, MTVA, NBC Sports, CCTV 5, Tencent (Saturday and Sunday) and CBC.

ISU Skating Channel: is for anyone else, where you can watch for free the entire event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The schedule for ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships is outlined below.

Make some time this weekend to witness the pinnacle of Short Track Speed Skating. Use the hashtag #OneHandDown and follow us on social media to join the conversation online and keep up with updates and other great content.


All times listed are in local Bulgarian time (EET), which is equivalent to:

Moscow Standard time +1 hours

Tokyo +7 hours

Montréal -7 hours

Seoul +7 hours

London -2 hours


Friday March 8, 2019

10:00 – 11:10 1500m Quarter Finals

11:20 – 13:00 500m Preliminaries and Heats

13:30 – 15:25 1000m Preliminaries and Heats


Saturday March 9, 2019

14:00 – 14:40 1500m Semi Finals

14:50 – 15:20 1500m Finals

15:30 – 17:10 500m Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Finals

17:20 – 17:55 3000m and 5000m Relay Semi Finals

17:55 – 18:20 Medal Ceremonies


Sunday March 10, 2019

14:00 – 15:45 1000m Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Finals

16:00 – 16:20 3000m Super Finals

16:30 – 16:50 3000m and 5000m Relay Finals

16:55 – 17:30 Medal Ceremonies