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Muntjes, bandjes, and a whole lotta speed skating craziness

Posted by speedskating-online on December 12, 2011 at 4:40 AM

Written by Lisa Solbach, german speed skating fan

As you all know, Heerenveen is the speed skating Mecca for athletes and fans from all over the world but especially for the Dutch. This year I also wanted to be a part of the spectacle and so I decided to go to the World Cup in Heerenveen for one day.


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"Who knows, some rookie might even be able to outrun one or two experienced skaters..."

Posted by speedskating-online on October 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Written by Lisa Solbach, german speed skating fan

Time flies… it really feels like yesterday that I cheered on the athletes at the WSDC in Inzell. But that happened seven months ago. Now it’s October and the new speed skating season finally is about to begin. However, I will sure miss watching ...

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World Single Distances Championships in Inzell

Posted by speedskating-online on May 6, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Written by Lisa Solbach, german speed skating fan

Ever since I was a little girl my parents had taken me to Inzell and the famous skating rink for vacation. I used to watch Anni Friesinger and other world class athletes exercise while I was skating on the hockey rink of the open air arena. Therefore, I was pretty excited when I heard that they were...

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Quick look over here!

Posted by speedskating-online on January 10, 2010 at 11:23 AM


Written by Anastasia Bucsis, Canadian speed skater


I had a hard week of training, and I’m really happy about it. I started off with some starts, solid weights, and then transitioned into some quick aerobic intervals. On Wednesday I had one of the hardest practices I’ve had for probably thre...

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Calgary Essent ISU World Cup from the viewer's perspective

Posted by speedskating-online on December 8, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Written by Alexandra Ianculescu, Canadian speed skater



Good morning, guten tag, buna dimineata, ciao, привет, and salut.


It is the weekend of the World Cup here in Cow-Town. Exciting, can’t you tell? After all, I AM writing this at 6:45 am. I am sitting in the stands...

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World Cup # 2 - Heerenveen

Posted by speedskating-online on November 20, 2009 at 12:51 PM


Written by Mykola Makowsky, Canadian speed skater


Thialf is such a great oval. Thialf is like the Saddledome for speedskating. Thialf has capacity for about 10,000+ spectators and there are 3 restaurants/bars on the main concourse overlooking the oval. The d...

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Bend, Oregon 2009

Posted by speedskating-online on August 21, 2009 at 4:20 AM

Written by Lucas Makowsky, Canadian speed skater


Instead of just recapping the camp like I did back in May, I decided this time around I’d pick a few of the days that stood out for me and write about them. I’ve still posted a bunch of the pictures that I took throughout the camp though, so to ch...

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Santa Cruz May 2009

Posted by speedskating-online on June 4, 2009 at 12:49 PM

The Paper Bag President

Posted by speedskating-online on January 27, 2009 at 12:36 PM

Ghettos of Insanity

Posted by speedskating-online on January 9, 2009 at 4:54 PM