News and background stories

Sunday, 28 September 2008

We have some new photos! Click here for more photos of the interior and exterior of the Richmond Oval, taken by Nicole Garrido.

Friday, 26 September 2008


This week Rintje Ritsma announced his retirement from speed skating. Ritsma looks back on an amazing career, including four World All-round Championship titles (1995, 1996, 1999, 2001), two World Single Distances Championship titles in the 1500m and 5000m in 1997 and six European Championship titles. The only thing missing on his list of victories is an Olympic gold medal, he did however win two silver and four bronze Olympic medals. In 1995 Ritsma was the first speed skater in the Netherlands to quit the national team to start his own professional speed skating team, leading the way for other speedskaters to do the same.


Photo credits: DESGphoto/Lars Hagen

Saturday, 20 September 2008


Complete video of 1500m world record


Curious about the actual lap times and split times of the current world record in the 1500m? Wondering what that 1:42.01 race looked like exactly? We now have a complete video of Denny Morrison’s world record, skated on 14 March 2008 at the ING Finale in Calgary.


Photo credit: Arno Hoogveld



Go to our video material or click here for the complete race and make sure to watch it until the end for interviews with Morrison and his coach Marcel Lacroix.


Sunday, 14 September 2008

Speedskating-online is proud to announce that this weekend they joined the Skating News Network. SNN is a collaboration of several speed skating websites which provides a news feed and aims to give an overview of all current news and background stories on speed skating. This initiative was taken by Lars Hagen of DESGphoto and right now SSN consists of four partners from Canada, Germany and The Netherlands. Check out the bottom of our homepage for more information!

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