With the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Skate Canada and the International Skating Union (ISU), were informed today by the Government of Quebec that they have decided to cancel the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020. The event was scheduled to take place from March 16-22, 2020 in Montreal at Centre Bell.
At the time of publishing this statement, the ISU has not been informed of any specific decision from the Quebec Health Ministry in regard to the ISU World Figure Skating Championships scheduled to be held in Montreal on March 16-22, 2020.
As per the ISU Statement of March 2, the ISU, in consultation with the competent local authorities and the organizing ISU Members, is continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus developments and their impact on the upcoming ISU Events that at this time remain scheduled as planned
The ISU World Cup Speed Skating Series came to an end this weekend with the Final taking place in Heerenveen (NED). Catch up on who won with the highlight videos.
The ISU World Cup Speed Skating has come to an end, with the Final taking place this weekend in Heereveen (NED). In Focus has the pleasure of bringing you the best pictures of the great event.
Tatsuya Shinhama (JPN) secured the 500m World Cup at the ISU World Cup Final in Heerenveen on Sunday, and thus became the first Japanese male skater to win this title since the legendary Hiroyasu Shimizu in 2001.
Three-time World Allround Champion Patrick Roest (NED) won his first World Cup title in Heerenveen on Saturday. The Dutchman maintained his unbeaten status this season, winning his fifth race in the long distances at the World Cup final.
She may have clinched her 13th overall long-distance World Cup in 14 seasons but it did not come easy for Martina Sáblíková (CZE), who came fourth in the 3000m at the ISU World Cup final in Heerenveen on Saturday.
The ISU World Cup Speed Skating Series 2019/20 promises to be another exhilarating season. Don’t miss any of the action from the season’s thrilling events which will be streamed live to all fans on the ISU Skating YouTube page.
With all major Championships done and four World Champions crowned last week in the stunning Viking Ship oval in Hamar, this weekend is the last chance to grab a title at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final. Heerenveen (NED) is gearing up for the Speed Skating season's grand finale. At the ISU Wold Cup Speed Skating Final in the famous Thialf Stadium, the twelve most consistent performers per distance throughout the season, will get a chance to seal their 2019/20 campaign with an overall ISU World Cup Speed Skating title. After five previous World Cup events, skaters will race for double points in the Final. To conclude the season, the tournament in Heerenveen features a demonstration event: the Mixed Gender Relay on Sunday.
This week, In Focus highlights the best pictures of the great ISU World Speed Skating Championships, that took place in Hamar, Norway, this weekend and combined the World Allround and Sprint Championships. Have a look.
"A relief," said Patrick Roest (NED) after he won his third consecutive World Allround title at the Combined ISU World Sprint/Allround Championships in Hamar, Norway on Sunday. The 24-year-old Dutchman bounced back from a poor outing at the World Single Distance Championships two weeks ago in Salt Lake City, winning three of four distances on his way to the Allround title at the Vikingskipet.
Ireen Wüst (NED) won her seventh World Allround title at the Combined ISU World Sprint/Allround Championships in Hamar, Norway on Sunday. The 33-year-old is now only one Allround title short of record-holder Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (GER).