Dear Masters: most competitions (ingluding MGAR and MGS) are open to registration. Check the "Competitions" section
The 14th Davos Meeting, previously foreseen at Jan.3rd and 4th 2014, is now re-scheduled on Jan.4th and 5th 2014. This competition has a special charm, skating on natural ice in a beautiful spot of the Swiss Alps...don't miss this unique opportunity for an unforgettable competition. There are no words for explaining you the charm of the Davos competition: you have to come and see! The outdoor of 18.000 square meters of natural ice is your first impact with this wonderful venue; perfect ice preparation and continuous maintenance give you the joy to skate over one of the famous tracks of the world!
On Sunday 29 September we received the shocking news that Jan Duif has past away. Jan Duif was an early member of the Dutch Masters Speed skating organisation, the MCLN, and has participated in a large number of Dutch and international masters competitions during many years. In various age groups he was the winner of allround and sprint Masters world titles. In March 2013 he became world champion Sprint M50 in Salt Lake City and skated a number of world records in the 50 age category. Also on the 1.500 metres he holds the world record in this age group. Together with Vivienne he participated in the organisation of Master competitions in Hoorn, the Netherlands. With his daughter Rowan he participated in a large number of speed skating competitions not only in the Netherlands but also abroad.
Despite that most of you think in this time of the year of ice cream when you hear the word ice, in Thialf Heerenveen Masters are training on the ice !!!
In Heerenveen/NED you can train on summer ice at Thialf from June 1st 2013 till July 14th 2013.
In Inzell/GER you can train in the Max Aicher Arena from June 29th 2013 till July 28th 2013.
Enjoy your ice summer training...
My dream is becoming a wonderful realty...traveling on bike through Norway by night !!! I will visit from June 19th 2013, just the year before the 23. Masters' International Speed Skating Games in Stavanger, mostly by night with "light of the midnight sun". On bike, with a tent and 20 kg package on a 10.000 km long trip my most favorite places in Northern Europe and will cast a special glance on the beauty of Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Northern Europe. I'll start in Niebuell on the German-Danish border. By map, by "travel blog" on the home page of my school and "by good thoughts" I can be accompanied by all my friends and other people. To follow me here the direct link to my blog: rssbochum.de/wordpress/
Here you can find some article about my trip.
The 36th IMSSC Session was held in Amsterdam on June 25th 2013. New IMSSC Members were appointed for Belarus, Mr.Konstantin Lukashevich, for Germany, Mr.Reinhold Marsollek, for Ukraine, Mr.Oleksandr Symonenko but also two IMSSC Honorary Members, Dr.Volker Serini and Mr.Bram de Vries, to whom the IMSSC President expressed his great thanks for all their support in many years of Master speed skating. Then Sven-Aage Svensson presented the IMSSC Record List 2013 with 74 new records !!! For the applications for the Master Games 2016 it was decided to assign to Baselga di Pinè/ITA the Master Games Sprint and to The Netherlands the Master Games Allround. Marty Haire and Frank Anderson reported about the 1st Master Short Track Games held in Cicero/USA on April 5th..7th: this represents a good starting point for the Master activity in that discipline: next year the 2nd MIST will be held in Ottawa/CAN. For the Master Games Allround 2014 (stavanger/NOR) the quota were assigned to the various nations as follow: 12xFIN, 25xGER, 9xITA, 65xNED, 73xNOR, 16xRUS, 42xOther Nations; for the Master Games Sprint (Astana/KAZ) no quota was defined. For the 2013-2014 season beside the Master Games, other 13 international competitions were confirmed. A lot of request for changes (51) where presented, discussed and voted: mainly they were referring to the IMSSC Constitution and Regulations so a new version will be soon available. The next session, the 37th IMSSC Session, will be on Saturday, 31st May 2014, 10:00 – 18:00, in Amsterdam/The Netherlands. The minutes is available under IMSSC-->Sessions-->36th IMSSC Session - document.