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.
A combination of high-class, finely tuned Skaters, super quick conditions and the motivation of chasing a historic new prize - the ISU World Cup Short Track Crystal Globe Trophy - set to make this ISU World Cup Short Track event in Salt Lake City, 4-6 November 2022, a meet to remember.
Back in 2017 the preciously talented 15-year-old Yanghun Ben Jung looked set to be the next big name in the Republic of Korea’s enviable Short Track Speed Skating conveyor belt of talent. But life got in the way. Now, five years later, he is back, albeit with a different flag on his chest.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to announce Elladj Baldé as the Global Ambassador of the first-ever World Ice Skating Day (WISD), an annual festival celebrating Ice Skating all over the world through multiple events taking place simultaneously on December 4, 2022. This new worldwide ISU initiative strives to make ice skating an inclusive, accessible, and fun place by bringing together professional and amateur skaters regardless of any social, economic and cultural boundaries.
Sometimes winning in Short Track is about tactics, overtaking and handling chaos with a cool head. Sometimes it is about sheer speed. Suzanne Schulting (NED) can do it either way.
With the retirement of legendary skater Charles Hamelin (CAN) after the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, some might have feared that the only way was down for Canadian Short Track. They needn’t have worried.
Suzanne Schulting (NED) proved she is still the best Short Track speed skater on the planet on Saturday at the Maurice-Richard Arena, Montreal – but her young teammate, Xandra Velzeboer (NED) isn’t too far behind.
The planet’s greatest Short Track Speed Skaters get together to kick off the 25th ISU World Cup Short Track Series, at the Maurice-Richard arena, Montreal (CAN) from 28 to 30 October.
Corinne Stoddard is a woman on a mission. The 21-year-old from Seattle (USA) is one of the best inline skaters around – she was 10km Junior World Champion in 2020 – but began to focus on Short Track from 2018 because she wanted to become an Olympian, a feat she achieved at Beijing 2022.
The new Short Track Speed Skating season gets under way this month, with the first of six ISU World Cup events taking place in Montreal, Canada, from 28-30 October, 2022.
The shortlist for the 2022 International Content Marketing Awards has just been released, and the International Skating Union (ISU) is honored to announce that its #UpAgain campaign has been nominated in the “Best Use of Social Media (B2C)” and the “Best Specialist Campaign” categories.
Reigning World Champions Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) and Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier (USA) start into their ISU Grand Prix season as the Series kicks off with Skate America this week in Norwood, MA (USA). Jumping phenomena Ilia Malinin (USA) is expected to impress with his famous quad Axel.
World records have tumbled in Short Track Speed Skating over the past two decades. Canada dominated early in the Men’s field before an Asian charge in the past decade, while Republic of Korea and China have dominated the Women’s fastest times. But some Canadian and Dutch greats have hit back over the past few years.