Olympians are very special people but even among such company Vincent De Haitre stands out. Not only is the Canadian about to join that exclusive group comprising those who have competed in both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games, but once he has finished with track cycling at Tokyo 2020 he will then drop his bicycle, pull his speed skates back on and attempt to qualify for Beijing 2022.
The International Skating Union (ISU) has published the International Speed Skating & Short Track Speed Skating Competitions for the season 2021/22.
In Speed Skating it’s all about small margins. One hundredth of second can make the difference between silver and gold. The friendship between Thomas Krol (NED) and Kai Verbij (NED) dates back to the time the two skated in the junior ranks.
If Canadian Speed Skater Ivanie Blondin had to describe her time in the Heerenveen bubble, it would probably all come down to just a few words. Blondin went from having serious doubts to feeling proud about her accomplishments.
Just after the 2020 ISU World Speed Skating Championships, Joey Mantia (USA) sat down and noted his goals for the 2020/21 season. One of those goals was winning the 2021 World title in the Men's Mass Start. Mantia did just that at the 2021 ISU Speed Skating bubble in Heerenveen, but the road to winning the world title was not easy for the 35-year-old and you can watch his journey in This is #UpAgain A Speed Skating documentary.
Norway’s Peder Kongshaug never skated on television before. This year, all his races were televised. And on top of that, he was part of the ‘This is #UpAgain: a Speed Skating documentary’. Kongshaug competed in his first senior international competitions and shared all of his experiences from the bubble in the documentary.
The four-part short-form documentary series, which follows the stories of five athletes who competed in the 2021 Speed Skating is now available on ISU.ORG.
The four-part short-form documentary series, which follows the stories of five athletes who competed in the 2021 Speed Skating Premieres Friday, July 2 via the ISU Newsletter. Make sure you're signed up!
Online voting took place between June 15-22, 2021 on the Proposals included in the summary of Proposals from ISU Members, the Council, the Sports Directors and Technical Committees for changes in the Constitution, General Regulations and Special Regulations. Find here the summary of the key decisions voted online by the ISU Members.
As a multiple world Speed Skating champion, Brittany Bowe (USA) went through several ups and downs in her career. “We all have a story,” she said. With her own personal story, Bowe hopes to inspire others.
Coming from the Estonian countryside, it was a long and winding road for Saskia Alusalu (EST) to become an Olympic Speed Skater. The compulsory rest due to the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic last season, made her realize how tough the life of a top-athlete is. She skipped the bubble races in Heerenveen and is seeking the best pathway towards the Olympic Games in Beijing next season.
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.
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.
It’s with great sadness that the ISU learned of the passing away of Igor Zhelezovsky. The six times ISU World Sprint Speed Skating champion died from Covid-19 in hospital at age 57 on June 12.
The ISU Council decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Championships for the seasons 2022/23 and 2023/24.