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The all-round skaters competed this weekend in a cold Vikingship officially known as Hamar Olympic Hall in Hamar, Norway, one week before they will compete for the World title in the Russian capital.

Feb 12, 2012

The 41st World Sprint Championships took place on the fast ice of the Calgary Olympic Oval in Canada.

Jan 30, 2012

After a break of more than a month, the Essent ISU World Cup series continued this weekend with a competition at the Olympic Oval of Salt Lake City for only the sprint distances.

Jan 23, 2012

The European Speed Skating Championships were held at the ice rink of the Hungarian capital Budapest.

Jan 08, 2012

After two competitions on Russian-speaking ground, the Essent ISU World Cup series moved from Astana to the Dutch town of Heerenveen.

Dec 04, 2011

The Essent ISU World Cup series moved from Chelyabinsk to the Kazakh capital Astana...

Nov 27, 2011

The Essent ISU World Cup series started this weekend.

Nov 20, 2011

The ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating series will start tomorrow for the fourth year.

Nov 11, 2011

Today the International Skating Union opens its new Facebook page for Speed Skating...

Nov 09, 2011

The Olympic Team Pursuit is a young event that was first held at the 2006 Olympics. Teams of 8 different countries, each of three skaters, compete against each other. The time of the third skater across the line counts.

Feb 27, 2010

22-year-old Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won the 5000m for ladies today at the Richmond Olympic Oval. It was her third 2010 Olympic medal after gold in 3000 and bronze in 1500m. Stephanie Beckert (GER) (21) won the silver and 37-year-old Clara Hughes (CAN) won bronze.

Feb 25, 2010

In the 10,000m, Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) took the gold medal (his second this Olympics after the silver he won in the 5000m). Ivan Skobrev (RUS) won silver, Bob de Jong (NED) bronze. The time 12:58.55 was 0.37 below the former Olympic record. Sven Kramer (NED) skated 12:54.50 but was disqualified due to an incorrect lane change.

Feb 24, 2010

Ireen Wüst from the Netherlands won the 1500m ladies, with 1:56.89 ahead of home favourite (and bronze medalist in the 3000m) Kristina Groves. 3000m champion Martina Sáblíková (CZE), over a second slower than Wüst was good for bronze.

Feb 22, 2010

Mark Tuitert became the first Dutchman after Ard Schenk in 1972 to win Olympic Gold in the 1500m, the blue ribbon race of speed skating. Shani Davis (USA) won silver after gold in the 1000m. Davis also got a silver medal in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Behind him, Håvard Bøkko (NOR) won bronze.

Feb 21, 2010

Christine Nesbitt from Canada has become the second speed skating lady to win a home Olympic gold. She won the 1000m in 1:16.56, with a margin of 0.02 of a second on the silver won by Annette Gerritsen (NED). In third place finished Gerritsen’s teammate Laurine van Riessen.

Feb 19, 2010