A new generation challenges familiar faces, when the new international long track season gets underway with the first World Cup in Stavanger (NOR) from November 11-13, 2022. Some household names in international Speed Skating waved goodbye after the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, but others like triple gold medallist Irene Schouten (NED) are still eager to add silverware to their trophy cabinet.
ISU World Champions Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier (USA), ISU Four Continents Champion Mai Mihara (JPN) and two-time ISU European bronze medalists Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri (ITA) headline the MK John Wilson Trophy in Sheffield (GBR), November 11th- 13th, 2022. More Skaters enter the ISU Grand Prix circuit at this fourth event, while others aim to secure their spot at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino (December 8-11, 2022).
From Park Ji Won (KOR) versus Steven Dubois (CAN), to Kristen Santos-Griswold (USA) against Choi Min Jeong (KOR), and the emerging China Relay teams facing the rest of the best, this season’s ISU Four Continents Short Track Speed Skating Championships are set to light up Salt Lake City (USA), November 10-12, 2022.
The long track Speed Skating starts its new season this weekend with the first of six ISU World Cup events in Stavanger (NOR) from November 11-13, 2022. All six World Cup legs are equally important in the qualification battle for the season’s climax at the ISU World Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen (NED) in March. Skaters cannot afford to ease into the season, because every race counts.
The 21-year-old Xandra Velzeboer (NED) and her idol Suzanne Schulting (NED) lit up the first day of the ISU World Cup Short Track meet in Salt Lake City setting world records in the 500m and 1000m respectively
Xandra Velzeboer (NED) and Suzanne Schulting (NED) recovered in style from their opening day disappointment at the ISU World Cup Short Track event in Salt Lake City.
Not even the “worst diet of any top athlete” can stop new Dutch Short Track sensation Jens van ‘t Wout winning at the moment.
Deanna Stellato-Dudek/Maxime Deschamps of Canada won the Pairs event as competition wrapped up on Saturday at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event Grand Prix de France in Angers (FRA). France’s Camille Kovalev/Pavel Kovalev earned the silver, while Germany’s Annika Hocke/Robert Kunkel jumped from fifth to take the bronze.
Almost three years to the day after he nearly died, Canada’s Maxime Laoun crowned an incredible comeback with his first individual ISU World Cup Short Track gold medal, won in the 500m in Salt Lake City.
The 18-year-old Kim Gilli (KOR) may insist that Short Track Speed Skating at the highest level is “not easy” but she is certainly making it look that way.
Adam Siao Him Fa made France proud by winning the first ISU Grand Prix gold medal for a French man in 13 years, and he did so on home ice at the Grand Prix de France on Saturday in Angers (FRA). Japan’s Sota Yamamoto slipped to second place to take silver ahead of teammate Kazuki Tomono.
Two-time ISU European bronze medalists Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri of Italy danced to their first ISU Grand Prix gold medal at the Grand Prix de France in Angers (FRA) on Saturday – ten years after they first competed on the circuit. Canadians Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Soerensen claimed the silver medal and France’s Evgeniia Lopareva/Geoffrey Brissaud took the bronze, the first ISU Grand Prix medal of their career.
World silver medalist Loena Hendrickx of Belgium celebrated her 23rd birthday in style by winning the first ISU Grand Prix gold medal for her country as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event Grand Prix de France continued Saturday in Angers (FRA). Korea’s Yelim Kim earned the silver while Rion Sumiyoshi from Japan rose from fifth to clinch the bronze.
Deanna Stellato-Dudek/Maxime Deschamps of Canada grabbed a narrow lead in the Pairs Short Program over France’s Camille Kovalev/Pavel Kovalev. Karina Safina/Luka Berulava (GEO) finished third.
Sota Yamamoto led the Japanese men to a one-two finish with his teammate Kazuki Tomono in the Men’s Short Program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating’s Grand Prix de France. Adam Siao Him Fa of France currently sits in third place at the event, which opened on Friday in Angers (FRA).