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.
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.
Speed Skating fans, get ready to mark your calendars! The International Skating Union (ISU) has released its competition calendar for the next four seasons of Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating, and it promises to be an exciting few years for fans of the sport. From ISU World Championships to ISU World Cups, there will be no shortage of thrilling events to watch.
Historical. That’s probably how we could best describe the Mixed Relay final at the KB Financial Group ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul (KOR), where the first-ever World Mixed Relay title was awarded. We followed the Dutch team on their journey towards that first-ever gold. Make sure to take a look at their road to gold!
In April every year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) celebrates the #PlayTrueDay, a digital campaign dedicated at promoting clean sport worldwide. The International Skating Union (ISU) has been standing in solidarity with this cause over the years, as part of its ongoing mission to protect the integrity, fair play and ethics of ice skating sports.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to reaffirm its continuous commitment to the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), a United Nations initiative promoting sport as a vector for peace and social change. Since its launch by the United Nations in 2013, this movement celebrates its 10th anniversary today.
During a fall after a routine overtaking maneuver at a race in Heerenveen (NED) last October, France’s Tifany Huot-Marchand suffered an extremely serious injury, breaking her C5 spinal cord. This is the fracture that often leads to paralysis and quadriplegia.
Pasta or skating fast? Well, the Italian Short Track Speed Skaters like it both! We joined the Italian Team on qualification day at the 2023 KB Financial Group ISU World Short Track Championships in Seoul (KOR) and got a glimpse on how they battle through a tough and long day of racing.
From tasting the best coffees around the hotel in Seoul (KOR) to testing the ice. the Canadian team shows you everything they did leading up to competition day at the KB Financial Group ISU World Short Track Championships!
The International Skating Union is up 8 places to a top 10 overall position driven by a rise in fan growth and engagements following the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The Short Track Skating season came to a climatic end at the KB Financial Group ISU World Short Track Championships 2023 in Seoul, South Korea, where newly crowned Crystal Globe Trophy winner Park Ji Won skated to two golds on home ice. In addition to Park's achievements, four-time gold medalist Xandra Velzeboer from Netherlands as well as Suzanne Schulting (NED), Pietro Sighel from Italy and Lin Xiaojun from China also lit up the venue, which was full of excited and emotional fans.
Xandra Velzeboer (NED) pulled off a massive upset to win the World title in the Women’s 1000m on the final day of action at the KB Financial Group ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2023, going on to add two more golds in the relays to bring her World title tally for the weekend to four.
Park Ji Won (KOR) sent the Seoul crowd into raptures with a second World title of the weekend as Lin Xiaojun (CHN) completed a special comeback on his home ice on the final day of the KB Financial Group ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
The home crowd celebrated their first gold of the KB Financial Group ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul as the unstoppable Park Ji Won (KOR) won the 1500m before Italy’s Pietro Sighel sprinted to eternal glory.
There was Dutch delight but home disappointment at the KB Financial Group ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul (KOR) as Suzanne Schulting (NED) beat Choi Min Jeong in the 1500m and Xandra Velzeboer (NED) led an Oranje 1-2-3 in the 500m.