Speed Skating

An optional sport at the Winter Universiade and one of the few winter sports on the World University Championships sports programme as well, Speed Skating, indoor or outdoor, always brings a special atmosphere to the event, be it WU or WUC.

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2018

Minsk (BLR)

22/03-25/03/2018

2016
WUC Speed Skating 2016
2014
WUC Speed Skating 2014

Speed Skating 

FISU Technical Delegates

Sergio ANESI (ITA)

Jan Bolt (NED)

International Federation

 

International Skating Union 

 FISU Regulations

You can download the latest regulations here.

 

The History of Speed Skating in FISU

The first international university sport competition of long track speed skating dates back to the 1951 World University Championship Cup in Poiana, Romania. The gold medallist of the event, Evgeni GRISHIN (USSR), became an Olympic champion in the 500 m and 1500 m events in 1956 and 1960. The sport appeared on the 10th World Winter University Games in 1953 in Vienna-Semmering, Austria, where the athletes of the USSR dominated on all distances. Only the 2nd place in the men’s 500 m event was achieved by DOUBEK from Czechoslovakia. Long track speed skating was included, initially only for men, in the programme of the Winter Universiade for the first time at the 5th edition in 1968 in Innsbruck, Austria. Since 1970 the competition has been open to both men and women. Long track speed skating is an optional sport of the WU sports programme.

 

Previous Events

  • 2016- 3rd WUC Speed Skating - Baselga di Pine (ITA)
  • 2014 - 2nd WUC Speed Skating - Almaty (KAZ)
  • 2013 - 26th Winter Universiade - Trentino (ITA) - Optional Sport
  • 2012 - 1st WUC Speed Skating - Zakopane (POL)
  • 2009 - 24th Winter Universiade – Harbin (CHN) - Optional Sport
  • 2007 - 23rd Winter Universiade – Torino (ITA) - Optional Sport
  • 2005 - 22nd Winter Universiade – Innsbruck (AUT) - Optional Sport
  • 1997 - 18th Winter Universiade – Chonju/Muju (KOR) - Optional Sport
  • 1991 - 15th Winter Universiade – Sapporo (JPN) - Optional Sport
  • 1989 - 14th Winter Universiade – Sofia (BUL) - Optional Sport
  • 1972 - 7th Winter Universiade - Lake Placid (USA) - Optional Sport
  • 1970 - 6th Winter Universiade – Rovaniemi (FIN) - Optional Sport
  • 1968 - 5th Winter Universiade – Innsbruck (AUT) - Optional Sport

Statistics

Edition

Year

Country

City

Countries

Men

Women

Athletes

Officials

Total

1

2012

POL

Zakopane

11

36

23

59

18

77

2

2014

KAZ

Almaty

12

40

37

77

25

102

3

2016

ITA

Baselga di Piné