There’s plenty of great long track speed skating news & links floating around out there. Here are a few that I managed to dig up before hitting the gym earlier today. Have fun exploring these links and enjoy finding the many gems that include great pictures.
This video- Canada’s Top Secret edge- is pretty intense- long track footage looks solid.
I also recommend this photo album from Tims ProSkateShots, loaded with great shots.
I have roller & short-track links, but it’s time for me to sleep.
Photo from Tims ProSkateShots
Once I hit the oval and began to skate I was quick to notice that the lake ice is much faster than the Roseville ice. I am sure that a physics lesson could explain why but for now just knowing it was faster made the thought of traveling around the 1K oval seem less daunting. As I finished the first lap the oval did not seem large anymore, it actually seemed small.
Photo from here
- Video- Canada’s Top Secret edge
- Dutch skater Ronald Mulder will skate at the Winter Olympics [Video- Mulder mag naar Winterspelen] [Ronald Mulder mag toch naar Vancouver] [the curtain has fallen... Mulder is definitely out] [Ronald Mulder mag naar Vancouver]
- The Olympic Torch made its way to Calgary [January 19: Fire meets Ice]
- Crowd greets torch at Olympic Oval
- Pictures- Ned.Kamp.baanAmsterdam 17jan2010
- Skate the Bemidji Oval
- Lots of great pictures- European Championships- Hamar [Day 1] [Day 2]
- Bonnie Blair on 2010 speedskating hopefuls
- Video- Russian skaters in Canada- Сборная России отправляется в Канаду
- Video- De valbeweging van Mika Poutala
- Picture from DESGphoto- Nachwuchswettkampf
- Video- Men’s Team Pursuit Torino 2006 [For direct link to video, click here]
- Janneke Ensing en Ted-Jan Bloemen winnen Gruno-bokaal (foto’s)
- Japan’s Speed skating suit for Vancouver Olympics unveiled
- Eis Blog- videos- Sturzpech in Obihiro
- Eis Blog- World Sprint Championships, includes pictures- Erster Tag Sprint WM in Obihiro/JAP
- Norwegian Olympic Team
- Video- LAATSTE KANS KERSTHOLT OP TWEEDE OLYMPISCHE SPELEN
- Pascal Briand [9 days to wait...and even more to prepare i hope] [japan day 2]
- Pictures from Biseth- (177)NC 6 Valle Hovin, Oslo January 16th 2010
- Sault speed skaters hot despite warm weather
- Reports- World Sprint Championships [Le confort] [Lee à la puissance trois]
- Korea’s Golden Dreams
Photo from DESGphoto
Photo from Schaatsfotosonline.nl
Photo from Kirsti Biseth