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.
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!
Join an online class hosted by top coaches, choreographers and other Figure Skating professionals from April 19 – 24, 2020.
Following the decision of the ISU Council, the ISU is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2020/21.
Mindful of the escalating negative COVID-19 developments, the resulting world-wide human tragedy and the measures taken by the public authorities as well as logistical challenges the ISU Council during its on-line meeting held on April 16, 2020 concluded that a postponement of the pending 2020 ISU Championships is not possible.
In November 2019, the International Skating Union (ISU) launched #UpAgain, an emotional and inspiring campaign based on one simple principle: we must overcome life’s challenges to achieve our full potential. Today, the campaign takes a greater meaning as we currently face one of the biggest challenges humankind has encountered in decades. Through this campaign, the ISU aims to encourage people to stay strong, to support each other in creative and mindful ways and together we will get #UpAgain.
To kick-off a spectacular second day of competition at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City, Graeme Fish (CAN) won the grueling Men's 10,000m.
Today, April 6, 2020, the International Skating Union (ISU) proudly celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace for the third consecutive year. Sport, peace and unity is more important than ever in these times of crisis. This year, the ISU Athletes Commission, who represents the views of the athletes and makes their voices heard within the ISU, conveys the message of commitment to Sport for Development and Peace.
A Speed Skating blade needs to be sharp to provide maximum grip on the ice at 60 km/h, but when a skater crashes the blades become dangerous weapons. In October 2015, Håvard Lorentzen's left skate slipped away when he entered a corner in a fast training lap at the Max Aicher Arena in Inzell. When he hit the cushions, his left skate cut into his right leg almost from the knee to the ankle. When he looked down, the 2012 ISU World Junior Speed Skating Champion was not sure whether he would be able to ever skate again.
The joyful Thialf crowd had already heard the Dutch national anthem eight times and the Russian national anthem five times, when the Men's Mass Start bunch entered the rink for the final event at the ISU European Speed Skating Championships 2020. However, never in history, had La Brabançonne, the Belgian national anthem, been played at a major international Speed Skating tournament before. Bart Swings changed it all.
Ivanie Blondin (CAN) used to be a specialist in the Speed Skating Mass Start. Last season, she won her first ISU World Cup Speed Skating race in a classic distance, taking gold in the 3000m in Erfurt, and this season she really found her groove in Nur-Sultan breaking two track records and winning three gold medals.