Ice Skating News

BEIJING 2022 – TEN SPORTS TARGETING OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION

December 1, 2021
With the Winter Olympic Games just 65 days away, Irish athletes are in a period of intense competition around the world competing for the Olympic spots on offer. Athletes from ten sports are competing with chances of achieving qualification places in their events for Ireland. The Winter Olympic Games takes place in Beijing from the […]

Short Track Speed Skaters Ryan McAnuff and Liam O’Brien Set For Final World Cup

November 25, 2021
Ryan McAnuff (27) and Liam O’Brien (23) line up this weekend at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Dordrecht, Netherlands (25-28 November), the final stage of four qualifying events for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Both McAnuff and O’Brien will be racing from tomorrow (25 November) inside the Optisport SportBoulevard. First up will […]

Irish Speed Skater Liam O'Brien Keeps Olympic Dream Alive With Best World Cup Showing

November 21, 2021
Irish skater Liam O'Brien marked his 23rd birthday by competing at the third ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Debrecen, Hungary over this weekend and posted his best result of the series so far to edge him closer to possible qualification for the 2022 Beijing Olympics next February. On Day One of racing, O'Brien […]

Liam O'Brien Continues On Road To Beijing Olympics At Third ISU World Cup in Hungary

November 18, 2021
Irish speed skater Liam O'Brien (22) is back competing this weekend at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Debrecen, Hungary (18-21 November), the penultimate leg of four qualifying events for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. O’Brien will be racing from tomorrow (18 November) inside the Főnix Arena. First up will be the 1500m […]

Irish speed skaters Sean McAnuff and Liam O’Brien Embark On Quest For Beijing Olympic Spots

October 21, 2021
Short track speed skaters Sean McAnuff (24) and Liam O'Brien (22) begin their journey this weekend to secure quota places for Ireland at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at the first of four ISU World Cup events. McAnuff and O'Brien will be racing from tomorrow (21 October) at the Olympic test event inside the […]

Figure Skater Conor Stakelum Seeks Beijing Olympic Berth

September 22, 2021
Conor Stakelum (28) is Ireland’s sole representative at the Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 this week in Oberstdorf, Germany which serves as the final qualifying competition in figure skating for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Stakelum joins athletes from 25 other nations who will be seeking to pick up one of the remaining seven […]

Irish Speed Skater Liam O'Brien Cracks Top 30 At Short Track Worlds

March 11, 2021
Irish short track speed skater Liam O’Brien (22) has finished in 29th place overall on his debut at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, The Netherlands (5-7 March). O’Brien raced six times over the course of the three days of the championships inside the Optisport Sportboulevard Arena where comprehensive testing, hygiene and […]

Liam O'Brien Lines Up For Short Track Worlds

March 4, 2021
Liam O’Brien (22) is back flying the flag for Ireland this weekend as he makes his debut at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, The Netherlands (5-7 March). The championships are being held in accordance with the Guidelines for International Skating Union (ISU) Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic with comprehensive testing, hygiene, […]

BEIJING ONE YEAR TO GO - TEAM IRELAND ATHLETES TARGETING QUALIFICATION

February 4, 2021
With one year to go, Team Ireland athletes are currently competing in events around the world with an eye on the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, which run from the 4-20 February 2022. In Pyeongchang in 2018, a five strong team flew the flag for Ireland at the Winter Games, and currently athletes across nine […]

Olympic Sport Weekly Update 28 Jan 21

January 28, 2021
This evening’s weekly update includes highlights of upcoming events for both our Tokyo 2020 athletes and our Beijing 2022 athletes. You will also note that this week we have updated the number of athletes who have achieved qualifying times or spots in the Tokyo Olympics to reflect the changes to the Swim Ireland policy. This […]

O’Brien Races To 25th At Short Track Euros

January 24, 2021
Irish short track speed skater Liam O’Brien (22) has finished in 25th place overall on his debut at the European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Gdansk, Poland (22-24 January). O’Brien raced six times over the course of the three days of the championships inside the Hala Olivia ice rink where comprehensive testing, hygiene and […]

Olympic Weekly Update 21 Jan 21

January 21, 2021
The Tokyo Olympic qualification status of the athletes can be found AT THIS LINK which will be regularly updated. While many athletes are currently training from home, with little competition, see below a summary of relevant updates from sports to kick off the new year. To date 52 Olympic athletes have secured Olympic qualification spots […]

O'Brien Ready For Short Track Europeans Debut

January 21, 2021
Liam O'Brien (22) will make his ISU (International Skating Union) Championship debut for Ireland this weekend at the European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Gdansk, Poland (22-24 January). The championships are being held in accordance with the Guidelines for ISU Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic with comprehensive testing, hygiene and social distancing protocols in […]

Vuokatti European Youth Olympic Festival postponed to December 2021

September 25, 2020
The winter edition of the 2021 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) has been postponed from February to December to safeguard all those involved in the event – in particular the young athletes – during the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Olympic Committees (EOC) agreed to the decision today together with the local organisers of the Vuokatti […]

Irish Speed Skater Sean McAnuff Takes On Short Track Worlds

March 8, 2019
Sean McAnuff carries Irish hopes that this weekend's International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track Speed Skating World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria (8-10 March).   McAnuff will be making his World Short Track debut in the Bulgarian capital tomorrow Friday 8 March among skaters from 36 countries with the preliminary rounds of the 500 and 1000 metres […]

Irish Speed Skater Tara Donoghue Lines Up For World Junior Championship Debut

February 15, 2019
This weekend Irish speed skater Tara Donoghue (17) will become the first competitor from Ireland to participate in the International Skating Union (ISU) World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Baselga di Piné, Italy (15-17 February).   This is the second season that Donoghue has competed internationally for Ireland. She attained the qualifying times for two distances […]

Conor Stakelum Skates To 33rd At Europeans

January 25, 2019
Conor Stakelum has finished 33rd at his second consecutive European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk, Belarus earlier today.   The five-time Irish champion competed in the short programme inside the Minsk Arena and was 11th to skate out of 37 skaters from around Europe. He opened his programme to "Clair de Lune" with a triple […]

McAnuff Brothers Make Milestones At Short Track Europeans

January 14, 2019
Ryan McAnuff (24) and Sean McAnuff (21) became the first Irish ice skaters to compete in the same category at an International Skating Union (ISU) Championships this weekend in front of capacity crowds at the European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands.   The brothers raced over the course of three days in […]

McAnuff Brothers All Set For Short Track Euros

January 10, 2019
Ryan and Sean McAnuff will be flying the flag for Ireland at the International Skating Union (ISU) European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands this weekend (11-13 January).   For the first time ever at an ISU Championships, two skaters from Ireland will compete in the same category which is down to Sean […]

Conor Stakelum Selected For European Figure Skating Championships 2019

January 7, 2019
Conor Stakelum has been selected by the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) to represent Ireland at the European Figure Skating Championships 2019 in Minsk, Belarus.   The five-time Irish senior champion will compete in the men's singles category at the event alongside the cream of European skating talent in Minsk Arena during the championships […]

Short Track Speed Skater Sean McAnuff Breaks Two Irish Records At Calgary World Cup

November 5, 2018
Irish short track speed skater Sean McAnuff broke two national records at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup in Calgary, Canada over the weekend.   McAnuff began his season debut by knocking half a second off his personal best in the 500 metres preliminary rounds in a time of 42.833. In the repechage quarterfinals […]

Short Track Speed Skater Sean McAnuff To Open Season At Calgary World Cup

November 1, 2018
Sean McAnuff (21) will make his season debut as Ireland's sole representative at this weekend's International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Calgary, Canada (2-4 November).   In January, McAnuff finished 28th at the European Championships in Dresden, Germany to earn two berths for the 2019 edition in Dordrecht, Netherlands. This […]

Irish Figure Skaters Conor Stakelum And Sam McAllister Top Ten At Halloween Cup

October 30, 2018
This weekend saw Ireland's national figure skating team compete at the Halloween Cup in Budapest, Hungary with Conor Stakelum and Sam McAllister both earning top ten finishes in the senior men's event.   Stakelum was the first to take to the ice in the short programme on the first day of competition. The Dubliner included […]

Irish Figure Skaters Conor Stakelum and Sam McAllister 11th and 17th at Autumn Classic

September 24, 2018
Conor Stakelum (25 - Dublin) and Sam McAllister (19 - Ballymoney, County Antrim) competed in the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Canada where they finished 11th and 17th respectively.   In the short programme, Stakelum included a triple loop, a triple toe loop-triple toe loop combination in his routine to "Clair de lune" by Claude […]

Irish Figure Skaters Sam McAllister and Conor Stakelum to Make Season Debut at Autumn Classic

September 20, 2018
This weekend (21-22 September) sees Irish figure skaters Sam McAllister (19) and Conor Stakelum (25) take to the ice at the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Canada for their first international competition of the 2018/2019 season.   Both athletes are coming off the back of the greatest successes of their skating careers yet. In January, […]

2018 First Quarter Sporting Round-Up

April 16, 2018
Sporting Round-UP ATHLETICS Cork sprinter Phil Healy was best of the small five-athlete Irish contingent at the World Indoor Championships, reaching the semi-finals of the 400m in her first season running the quarter mile. Ciara Mageean, Amy Foster, teenage sprinter Ciara Neville and hurdler Ben Reynolds are currently out battling for Northern Ireland in the […]

Irish Speed Skater Ryan McAnuff On Track For Montreal Worlds

March 16, 2018
Ryan McAnuff (23) will represent Ireland at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal, Canada this Saint Patrick's weekend (16-18 March). This will be the second time McAnuff has appeared at the event. Last year, he finished 36th overall at the 2017 edition in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He will be lining up with […]

Sam McAllister has finished 44th at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships

March 12, 2018
Irish figure skater Sam McAllister has finished 44th at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. The two-time Irish Junior champion became the first Irish skater since Viv Parnell-Murphy in 2010 to participate at the event when he took to the ice at the Arena Armeec earlier today in the men's short […]

Sean McAnuff competing at the European Short Track Speed Skating Championships this weekend

January 26, 2018
Irish speed skater Sean McAnuff (20) will participate for the first time at the International Skating Union (ISU) European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dresden, Germany this weekend (12-14 January 2018).   In January 2017, McAnuff was the first skater to represent Ireland at the World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Innsbruck, […]

Irish Speed Skater Sean McAnuff Top 30 At Short Track Europeans

January 26, 2018
Irish short track speed skater Sean McAnuff (20) has finished in 28th place overall on his debut at the European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dresden, Germany.   McAnuff raced six times over the course of the three days of the championships inside the EnergieVerbund Arena. On Day One, he was in Heat 4 […]
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