The ISU was informed by the German Speed Skating Association (DESG) that the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating, scheduled to take place from January 14 – 16, 2022 in Dresden (GER) cannot be held as planned.
Unfortunately, considering the complicated epidemic situation involving travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, safety concerns and logistical challenges, the organization of the event was extremely challenging. The German Speed Skating Association and the Local Organizing Committee tried their best to find solutions but ultimately concluded that, regrettably, they are unable to organize and hold the event as planned.
The ISU regrets that the hosting of the event is no longer possible in Dresden in January. The ISU contacted all European ISU Members to learn potential availability to host this Event and received interest from the Dutch Member KNSB for a possible relocation of the Event in Dordrecht (NED) at the same dates. Unfortunately, despite all efforts made by the KNSB to take over the organization of this Event, the sanitary restrictions made this relocation impossible.
The ISU thanks the German Speed Skating Association and the KNSB for their efforts and cooperation.