The ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) are pleased to announce that the Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating “Keep Training!” sessions, featuring professionals in the domain, begin on May 11, 2020, on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel.
It is now the turn of the Speed Skaters and Short Track Speed Skaters to Keep Training! Offered by ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE), some of the best coaches, champions and specialist in sport psychology and mental performance will be providing free online training for athletes and coaches to prepare even though they #StayHome.
The ISU CoEs present both practical online training classes of Dryland & Strength, Flexibility & Tai Chi Movements and a theoretical webinar about Goal Setting which is fundamental for everybody in the community. These training classes are suitable for skaters of all levels and everyone is invited to join in.
It is an opportunity for followers to share a special live training moment, with highly-qualified coaches and maybe some of their favorite athletes. As part of the #UpAgain campaign, the ISU is providing tools so that we can all get #UpAgain together. You can find out more about the other initiatives by visiting the #UpAgain page, which also includes tips from the athletes themselves on training, cooking and more.
Join the training from May 11 - 15, 2020 at 17:00 CEST on Skating ISU YouTube Channel. You will find the full schedule and details of the courses below.
Join us online, stay healthy and keep fit!
ISU CoE (Short Track Speed Skating and Speed Skating) Virtual Training Sessions:
|Date & time (CET) |
|Hosting CoE |
|Hosting Coach / Professional |
|Name of Exercise |
|Equipment Required/Notes |
|Salt Lake City CoE|| |
Wilma Boomstra - Head coach of US Speed Skating & Short Track National Team
|Calgary Coe|| |
Alayne Hing - Specialist in Sport Psychology & Certified Mental Performance Coach
|Calgary CoE|| |
Remmelt Eldering - Olympic Coach, coaching gold medalist
Mark Wild - National Coach
| Slide board, Dryland and Strength |
Including instructions on how to build an inexpensive slide-board at home
|Heerenveen CoE|| |
Simon Kuipers - Head coach CoE Heerenveen; two- time Olympic participant; Olympic medalist
Manon Spruit - Assistant Coach
|Dryland Training||Recorded |
Chalk (or training ladder),
|Beijing CoE|| |
Bai Xue - National Elite Level Athlete; National Medalist
Ran Qianxin - World Taijiquan Champion; performer at the Opening Ceremony of 2008 Olympics
|Flexibility Training & Tai Chi Movements||Recorded|
(Subject to change)
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