The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to announce the launch of The Ice Skating Podcast, a fortnightly show featuring exciting news and interviews from the world of Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Short Track Speed Skating and Synchronized Skating, coming soon.
Bringing his artistic skills on to the ice in more ways than one, Itzhak de Laat hopes to become the Netherlands’ next big Short Track Speed Skating name, wearing his self-designed helmets.
Growing up in Le Havre, France, Sebastien Lepape was ten years old when a friend introduced him to Short Track Speed Skating. Lepape was hooked immediately and pursued no other sport from that moment. All he wanted was to get faster and faster on the ice – which he did.
The ISU Development Commission and the ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) from the Speed Skating Branch, come together to create a “Keep Training“ video series featuring Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating equipment.
Two-time Olympic Short Track Speed Skating medalist Martina Valcepina has seen a lot in her career but to train and compete in a COVID-19-safe bubble is a new challenge.
The Netherlands’ Short Track Speed Skaters brought their teammate Lara van Ruijven, who tragically passed away last year, with them on the ice as competition resumed at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Gdansk, Poland.
Did you miss the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships kick starting the season? Or do you just want to get back right into the middle of the action again? We have you covered! Check out the highlight videos and the exclusive winner interviews we have in store for you.
The ISU Council met on January 28, 2021 via an online meeting. Find out the decisions taken by the Council during the meeting here.
Poland’s Natalia Maliszewska celebrated her 500m silver medal on home ice like a champion, feeling the support from her compatriots despite the empty stands at Gdansk’s Hala Olivia arena.
Some great pictures immortalized the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships that got the Short Track season underway in Gdańsk, Poland this weekend.
Suzanne Schulting continued her medal haul on Sunday, raising two fists in the air and screaming with joy after winning the 1000m – the event in which she holds the Olympic title. The 23-year-old took a lead in the third lap and kept it for the remaining six, winning the gold medal three tenths of a second ahead of teammate Selma Poutsma. Germany’s Anna Seidel finished third.
The ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2021 concluded in Gdansk, Poland with Russia’s Semen Elistratov securing his third European overall title after an explosive finish in the 1000m final.
The men’s 1500m final became a Russian affair. Semen Elistratov took his third Championship title in the event, having won gold at both the Moscow 2015 World Championships and the 2017 European Championships in Torino. His teammate Denis Ayrapetyan took silver, ahead of the Netherlands’ Sjinkie Knegt, who picked up the bronze after a push from fifth position in the closing four laps.