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For Hwang Dae Heon, perhaps the hardest part of his whole year is already done: amid fierce competition, he has made it into the Republic of Korea’s squad for the crucial 2021-2022 Short Track Speed Skating season.

Oct 12, 2021

It’s with great sadness that the ISU learned of the passing away of Ruslan Zakharov (RUS). The 23-year-old sprinter won a bronze 500m medal at the ISU World Junior Championships in Helsinki in 2017.

Oct 11, 2021

Skaters from Russia and the USA dominated the seventh and last ISU Junior Grand Prix event Cup of Austria in Linz (AUT). Georgia and Canada picked up a bronze medal each. The event was also the last chance to qualify for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

Oct 11, 2021

All for one and one for all – that is what counts in a team sport. Synchronized Skating brings together a group of young women that are training and competing. But to make sure that each member feels included and respected it takes some work, as Tessa Tamminen, captain of the most successful Finnish team and five-times ISU World Champions Marigold Ice Unity points out. 

Oct 10, 2021

The media accreditations for the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2021/22 series are now open.

Oct 08, 2021

After decades of almost nobody talking about it, mental health in sport has become a hugely important topic over the past couple of years.

Oct 08, 2021

Her love for Figure Skating ended in so much hate that she threw her skates out of the window. But now she is back on the ice, and loving it again. Slovakia’s Nicole Rajicova has overcome serious challenges – and now she has a message to share.

Oct 08, 2021

Speed Skating is about power, stamina, technique and pace, but apart from physical abilities, mental health is just as important. Dutch coach Erik Bouwman and sports psychologist Ivo Spanjersberg believe that mental health can make the difference when it comes to winning silverware at the Olympics.

Oct 08, 2021

Long track speed skating is one of the few sports which was always included in the Olympic program since the inaugural Winter Games in Chamonix, France. The other sports are nordic skiing, ice hockey and figure skating, with the last two already featuring at the Olympic Summer Games before the separate Winter Games were introduced in 1924.

Oct 07, 2021

Building a balanced, happy individual is just as important as developing a skater competing on any stage. That is the view of Team Canada’s Short Track Speed Skating mental preparation specialist Fabien Abejean, and it is non-negotiable.

Oct 06, 2021

The media accreditations for the IISU World Cup Speed Skating 2021/22 series are now open.

Oct 05, 2021

Let's shine the spotlight on the best photos from the past weekend in Poland.

Oct 04, 2021

The ISU Council met on October 1-2, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. The full decisions are published in ISU Communication 2431, below is a summary of some of the decisions:

Oct 04, 2021

Russia’s Sofia Akateva continued to push the limits in women’s skating becoming the first female Skater to perform a triple Axel and three clean quadruple jumps in one program. The Russian team once again was successful taking home eight out of 12 medals at the sixth ISU Junior Grand Prix event Baltic Cup in Gdansk (POL). Cyprus earned their first medal in the ISU Junior Grand Prix, a bronze. The remaining three medals went to Kazakhstan, the United States of America and the Republic of Korea.

Oct 04, 2021

In the weeks following her third sobering injury in the space of five years German Short Track Speed Skaer Anna Seidel found herself questioning her future in the sport she has been devoted to since the age of nine.

Oct 01, 2021