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Reports & Pictures- Italian Indoor Championships- From Pattinaggio Bellusco & A.S.CO. Skating Concorezzo

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Photo shared by A.S.CO. Skating Concorezzo

Pattinaggio Bellusco shared more pictures from the recent Italian Indoor Championships- use the links in the quote bubble below-

La giornata di DOMENICA in quattrocentocinquantatre foto nelle raccolte ABACADAEAF

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A.S.CO. Skating Concorezzo shared some pictures and links as well-

World University Games- Canadian Short Track Speed Skaters Since 1985

Patinage De Vitesse Courte Piste shared a list of Canadian short track speed skaters who have competed (and medaled) at the World University Games since the 1980’s. Read more here; Les Canadiens en patinage de vitesse courte piste lors des dernières Universiades.

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News On CoenWesselman.nl: Team APPM, Brigt Rykkje, World University Games, Friesinger German Champ, World LT Junior Champs

Thanks to CoenWesselman.nl, you can find a few long track speed skating news items-

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ING Speed Skating Challenge Quarter Finals- 8 Videos In Running For Canada’s Best Speed Skating Story

Calgary, Alberta – After two weeks and thousands of votes, the finalist field has been narrowed to the Top 8 video stories, with new matchups now available for viewing at http://www.INGSpeedSkatingChallenge.com.

Will your favorite video be crowned Canada’s Best Speed Skating Story?

Remember, votes from Round 1 will not be carried over to Round 2, so get online today and vote for your favorite video story.

Round 2 voting begins Monday February 23, 2009 and ends Sunday March 1, 2009 at 12:00 AM Midnight MST.

Read more here- Catriona Le May Doan Signals Start of Quarterfinals in Second Annual ING Speed Skating Challenge.

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Matthias Schwierz In Harbin, China For World University Games

Germany’s long track speed skater Matthias Schwierz is sharing his experiences and thoughts from the World University Games taking place in Harbin, China. You can read his entries (in German) here.

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Rick Mercer Report To Feature Portland’s Big Rideau International Speed Skating Marathon

Are you watching the Rick Mercer Report on the CBC? I am… It’s commercial break right now-

Rick Mercer Report filmed in Portland airs Tuesday. This Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Rick Mercer Report will air on CBC television at 8 p.m. featuring the internationally recognized speed skating race and its related events, which took place on January 31 in Portland

Article In New Zealand’s Timaru Herald: Begg Plans Speed Skating Return

TiMARU could again be an international venue for speed skating if coach Bill Begg has his way.

Begg is hoping to bring two rounds of the new Asianic Inline Cup to the South Island and revive the Tour of Timaru.

The 62-year-old has been appointed as an executive consultant to the new skating organisation which is proposing marathon races throughout Asia and eventually extending into Australasia.

Read more here; Article in NZ Timaru Herald.