The world only moves forward when we move together. Usain Bolt, Yusra Mardini, Naomi Osaka and Tony Hawk highlight the incredible resilience and strength they have shown throughout this difficult time - a strength that has provided the hope and inspiration to the world.
New Zealand's former Short Track Speed Skater Blake Skjellerup is the special guest on the latest edition of The Ice Skating Podcast, produced to celebrate Pride month.
From one angle Shaolin Sandor Liu is a happy-go-lucky, loud, larger-than-life figure casually skating himself to European, World and Olympic Short Track Speed Skating glory. But look a little closer and the reality is somewhat different.
Join us for the journey of Brittany Bowe, Olympian, world record holder and six-time ISU World Speed Skating Champion legend! Alongside Guillaume Cizeron, whose name is iconic in Figure Skating as an Olympian who holds multiple ISU European and World Figure Skating Championships titles in Ice Dance. Together, Brittany and Guillame discuss the joys, challenges and experiences of being an LGBTQ+ athlete in the world of Skating and meet a VERY special guest.
Shaoang Liu has never found elite sport to be a lonely place. Unlike many of his peers, the 2021 overall ISU World Short Track Speed Skating champion has never felt alone.
The ISU Council decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Championships for the seasons 2022/23 and 2023/24.
The International Skating Union (ISU) announces the launch of This is UpAgain: A Speed Skating documentary. The four-part short-form documentary series follows the stories of five athletes who competed in the 2021 Speed Skating Hub, that took place in Heerenveen, The Netherlands, in January and February and Premieres Friday, July 2 via the ISU Newsletter.
Speeding to a screen near you... it's the Liu Brothers! Skate into the lives of the legendary Shaoang and Shaolin Liu on the latest #UpAgain Show where the Hungarian Short Track Speed Skating heroes let loose as we explore their incredible stories. From tales of sibling rivalry to smashing records and winning medals, you're going to want to hear everything this dynamite duo have to say! Tune in and share the Liu brother love!
Italian Short Track Speed Skating legend Arianna Fontana is targeting her fifth Olympic Winter Games at Beijing 2022.
Katrin Manoilova is one of just two Bulgarian Short Track Speed Skaters to have won any sort of Olympic medal but, when asked to explain the status of the sport in her homeland, she is adamant only one of them really registers.
With the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games getting closer, Dutch Short Track Speed Skater Sjinkie Knegt still seeks daily improvement after coming back from two horrific injuries. “I am happy I came this far, but I still hope to improve and get better in the future,” Knegt said.
They often get super nervous when they watch each other’s races, sometimes even a bit frustrated if things don’t go as planned. But most importantly, siblings Hanne and Stijn Desmet (BEL) enjoy living the Short Track Speed Skating life together. “It’s nice to always have someone around you can talk to and be close with,” they said.
“I felt like a little kid,” Ryan Pivirotto (USA) said after one of his training sessions at the Dordrecht 2021 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships. “It’s exciting to race again, to see everyone,” he added. But for Pivirotto that was not the only thing. Coming back to the world stage had been an uphill battle the US Short Track Speed Skater, who struggled with depression after not having been selected to compete at the 2018 Olympics.
“It’s the lactate in the legs that I feel,” Akash Aradhya (IND) said when he stepped off the ice just after his training session at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht (NED). “It’s the hardest ever, but it’s also why I love the sport so much,” he added with a smile.
Two days after the funeral of her best friend Paulien van Deutekom in January 2019, Speed Skating superstar Ireen Wüst was #UpAgain and competing at the ISU European Speed Skating Championships in Collalbo, Italy. A month later, Wüst managed to overcome her grief at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships to win the 1500m gold medal, and tearfully dedicated her title to her late friend.