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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EVENTS World University Championship

All Events Speed Skating

2018

Minsk (BLR)

22-25 March 2018

2016

 Baselga di Pine (ITA)

2014

 Almaty (KAZ)

Speed Skating 

FISU Technical Delegates

Sergio ANESI (ITA)

Ivan DYAKOV (RUS)

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.

Statistics WUC Speed Skating

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

 13

36 25 61 27 88

4

2018

BLR

Minsk

           

 

Statistics Speed Skating as an optional sport at the Winter Universiade

Edition

Year

Country

City

Countries

Men

Women

Athletes

Officials

Total

5 1968 AUT Innsbruck            
6 1970 FIN Rovaniemi            
7 1972 USA Lake Placid            
14 1989 BUL Sofia            
15 1991 JPN Sapporo            
18 1997 KOR Chonju/Muju            
22 2005 AUT Innsbruck            
23 2007 ITA Torino            
24 2009 CHN Harbin            
26 2013 ITA Trentino            
28 2017 KAZ Almaty