After suffering a cruel injury in a training accident just before the 2021 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht (NED), Anna Seidel (GER) found herself questioning her future in the sport.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is pleased to announce that the International Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance Competitions for the season 2023/24 have been published.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is pleased to announce that the International Synchronized Skating Competitions for the season 2023/24 have been published.
Immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships as Team Haydenettes (USA) prepare to showcase their skills on the grand stage.
The off-season does not mean that the Skaters are just on vacation. Besides summer training and making new programs, there are a lot of things going on in the skating world. Let’s see what has happened in the past few weeks.
The Speed Skating community sadly lost an Olympic champion. On Saturday, May 20 2023, Richard “Terry” McDermott (USA) passed away at age 82. McDermott won 500m gold at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck (AUT), and was inducted into the US Speed Skating Hall of Fame in 1977. Terry is also famous for his television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show during which the Beatles pop band was also invited.
Emily Chan and Spencer Akira Howe, American Pair Skaters with Asian heritage, praise Figure Skating for being a safe space for inclusion.
This video takes you behind the scenes, providing a glimpse into the intense preparation and the deep emotional connection that Sara and Niccolo share. It unveils the untold stories of their triumphs and setbacks, shedding light on overcoming grief during the tumultuous times of the pandemic and indomitable spirit that have carried them to this groundbreaking moment.
It is with great sadness that the International Skating Union (ISU) learned of the passing of the famous Dutch Speed Skating coach Leen Pfrommer, who died at the age of 87 in Utrecht in the Netherlands. Pfrommer was passionate about Speed Skating and coached several generations of top Dutch skaters, including Ard Schenk (NED), the prolific athlete who won three gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo (JPN).
It was a Short Track season with more than ever at stake, as the ISU announced the introduction of the brand-new Crystal Globe trophies for the season’s best skaters.
In the world of sports, the bond between a coach and an athlete is often revered and celebrated. But what happens when that coach happens to be your sister? Meet Kimmy Repond (SUI), an exceptional athlete whose story is a testament to the power of family bonds and the unwavering support they can provide.
When Keegan Messing steps on to the ice, you can be sure that he has the crowd on his side. The Canadian did not need any major international championships titles to his name to become one of the most popular Skaters on the circuit – no matter if he performed in North America, in Europe or in Asia. With the end of the 2022/23 season, the now 31-year-old has bowed out of competition.
Post-Olympic years often hand a chance to upcoming talents to make a name for themselves, but hardly ever did a new kid on the block enter the international Speed Skating elite with such brutal force as Jordan Stolz (USA) did last season.
As the Helsinki Rockettes prepared for the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2023, the team’s dedication and hard work were evident in their daily routine. The team achieved a second place finish at the ISU World Championships in Lake Placid (USA). Their performance was a testament to their hard work, dedication and talent.
Japanese Ice Dance Champions Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi that opened new doors in the sport have retired from competitive skating. The popular dance team announced their decision first on their Instagram account.