Ice Skating News

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 […]

Conor Stakelum the first male skater to represent Ireland at the European Figure Skating Championships

December 29, 2017
In January 2018, Conor Stakelum will become the first male skater to represent Ireland at the European Figure Skating Championships.   The four-time Irish senior champion will be one of 37 skaters from 29 countries competing in the men's singles category at the event which takes place in Moscow, Russia from 15-21 January 2018. In […]

McAnuff Brothers On Penultimate Lap For PyeongChang Qualification

November 9, 2017
After a month's hiatus, Irish short track speed skaters Ryan McAnuff (22) and Sean McAnuff (20) are back on the Audi International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating circuit this week in the qualification process to secure berths for Ireland at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.   The […]

From the Roads of Bergen to the Rapids of South Africa and Much More in Your Sports Roundup

October 31, 2017
  CYCLING MASSIVE crowds flocked to cycling’s World Road Championships in Bergen in September where the huge attendances and support saw it favourably compared to when Norway hosted the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994. Best of the Irish over some demanding courses were Olympian Nicholas Roche and Mark Downey.  Roche’s 12th in the 31km […]

Irish Speed Skaters At Second Stage of Olympic Qualification

October 5, 2017
This week Irish short track speed skaters Ryan McAnuff (22) and Sean McAnuff take to the ice in Dordrecht, Netherlands for the second stop of the Audi International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in the qualification process to secure berths for Ireland at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic […]

McAnuff's compete in World Short Track

September 28, 2017
This week sees brothers Ryan (22) and Sean McAnuff (20) begin their journey through four stops of the Audi International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating to secure berths for Ireland at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.   The McAnuffs will kick off their Olympic qualifying campaign  […]

Conor Stakelum Aims For Olympic Berth

September 27, 2017
This week Conor Stakelum (24) will be Ireland's sole representative at the Nebelhorn Trophy 2017 (Oberstdorf, Germany) which serves as the final qualifying competition in figure skating for the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.   Stakelum joins athletes from 24 other nations who will be seeking to pick up one of the […]

McAllister Hits Worlds Technical Scores

September 11, 2017
Sam McAllister (18) today attained the minimum technical element free skating score required to compete at the next International Skating Union (ISU) World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. McAllister was participating this weekend at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Riga Cup in Latvia. He got his campaign off to a […]

Irish Speed Skater's European Debut

January 12, 2017
For the first time in the history of the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships, Ireland will be represented by an athlete when the 2017 edition kicks off in Turin, Italy later this week. Ryan McAnuff (22) will be flying the flag for Ireland inside the iconic Palavela arena, 2006 Winter Olympics venue for […]

Sam McAllister Represents Ireland at Czech Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating

September 1, 2016
There will be Irish interest in the second stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2016/2017 this weekend when Sam McAllister takes to the ice in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The competition marks the international debut for the Coleraine native as an Irish national team member.   McAllister has […]

ISAI Granted Provisional ISU Membership For Speed Skating

June 20, 2016
The approval of the ISAI's application means that from 1 July 2016 speed skating members of the association will be able to represent Ireland in international competitions.

Ice Skating Courses - Blanchardstown

October 19, 2015
The Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) is pleased to announce that it will be running two courses learn to skate lessons at Ice Skating Blanchardstown this season. Each course will run for a 6 week term once weekly, with start dates on 14 November 2015 and again from 9 January 2016.   The lessons […]

Ciara Hoey Represents Ireland at Austrian Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating

September 9, 2015
Ciara Hoey (17) has had a great 2015 so far. The Dundalk native won her second Junior Ladies title at the Irish National Figure Skating Championships in March at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast and then became the first Irish skater to claim gold at an International Skating Union (ISU) international when she emerged victorious […]

FBMA Trophy and UAE National Championship for Ice Skating

April 2, 2015
This weekend the Ice Skating Association of Ireland will be represented by two skaters at the FBMA Trophy in Abu Dhabi. The competition is organised by the UAE Ice Sports Federation and will be held 3-4 April 2015 at the Zayed Sports City Ice Rink. Clara Peters (23) will participate in the Senior Ladies event. […]

Irish National Figure Skating Championships results

March 16, 2015
The Irish National Figure Skating Championships organised by the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) took place over the weekend at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, County Antrim with the cream of Irish skating talent taking to the ice in eleven different categories. The skaters were greeted and cheered on by an exceptionally enthusiastic and […]

Irish National Figure Skating Championships 2015

March 9, 2015
The very best in Irish figure skating talent will converge on the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Saturday, 14 March from 11:00 for the Irish National Figure Skating Championships 2015 for what will be the biggest edition of the competition in its history. Senior champions from last year Clara Peters and Conor Stakelum will be […]

ISAI Launches Ireland’s First Ever Speed Skating Camp

December 8, 2014
Do you feel the need for speed? If you do, then grab yourself a place on the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) Speed Skating Camp which will be held at Ice Skating Blanchardstown in Dublin from 29 December 2014 till 2 January 2015.   This will be the first time ever that the exciting […]

Ice Skating - Learn to Skate lessons

October 3, 2014
The Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI), the national governing body for ice skating, is pleased to announce that our learn to skate lessons are back and will commence at Swords on Ice adjacent to the Pavilions Shopping Centre from 11 October 2014. Bookings can be made at info@isai.ie and are on a first come, first […]

PyeongChang 2018 reception at ISU Congress

June 10, 2014
Ottavio Cinquanta, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and President of the ISU, and Karen O’Sullivan, President of the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI), and over 300 guests attended a 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Olympic  reception last night organised for delegates during the  55th International Skating Union (ISU) Ordinary Congress at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). Ottavio Cinquanta, IOC […]

International Skating Conference in Dublin

June 9, 2014
From 8-13 June 2014, the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) will host the 55th International Skating Union (ISU) Ordinary Congress at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) in the heart of Dublin’s docklands. Over 350 delegates from 66 countries will converge on Ireland’s capital city contributing over €1 million to the Irish economy. The Congress […]

New Director of Development and Performance - Ice Skating

April 14, 2014
The Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Seabrook as the new Director of Development and Performance with the association.   Alan has had extensive involvement in the world of skating as a skater, coach and administrator in the United Kingdom and internationally. He served as Chairman and […]

Irish Skaters Miss Out On Sochi Olympic Qualification

October 1, 2013
The Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 in Oberstdorf, Germany served as the final Olympic qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next February and Ireland was represented by Clara Peters in ladies and Conor Stakelum in men singles.   The competition took place over the weekend with both Peters and Stakelum in action over […]
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