Ice skating – Speed Skating http://speedskating.org/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 00:30:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://speedskating.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Ice skating – Speed Skating http://speedskating.org/ 32 32 Ryan Piviratto grew up playing hockey in Ann Arbor, now he’s chasing gold in a whole different sport https://speedskating.org/ryan-piviratto-grew-up-playing-hockey-in-ann-arbor-now-hes-chasing-gold-in-a-whole-different-sport/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 00:19:54 +0000 https://speedskating.org/ryan-piviratto-grew-up-playing-hockey-in-ann-arbor-now-hes-chasing-gold-in-a-whole-different-sport/ DETROIT – Most people are familiar with speed skating, skaters who race against the clock, trying to get the best time. But short track speed skating is different. It’s in the name. The track is shorter, but you also race against each other over a series of laps. And things can get hairy sometimes. “Anything […]]]>

DETROIT – Most people are familiar with speed skating, skaters who race against the clock, trying to get the best time. But short track speed skating is different. It’s in the name.

The track is shorter, but you also race against each other over a series of laps. And things can get hairy sometimes.

“Anything can happen to anyone in the race,” said Ryan Piviratto.

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Piviratto played hockey for ten years. He took his first steps on the ice in Ann Arbor before his family moved out. He says it was in Connecticut when he switched sports, but he stayed on the ice.

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“I found a club in Connecticut where I started skating,” Piviratto said. “The rest is history.”

A year later, seeing positive results, Piviratto knew he had found his niche and immersed himself in it. He even traveled to South Korea to train for the 2018 Olympics.

Piviratto ended up traveling to Pyeongchang as a substitute. This time in Beijing, he qualified and will compete in the 1,000-meter, 1,500-meter, 500-meter and mixed relay, events he ranks in the top 35 in all distances.

“Coming back with guaranteed seats and going back to racing individually is a different feeling,” said Piviratto. “I can’t describe it well. I am really happy with my performance in the race. I can’t wait to race at the highest level.

Even though his family cannot travel to watch him due to the COVID rules, Piviratto plans to take something home to show them.

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“The medals would be great,” Piviratto said. “I think everyone is going there to win a medal.”

Piviratto has set up a GoFundMeo account to help him pay for his Olympic trip.

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Events at Seabreeze Quilt Guild, Rye Library, GBCC, Ice Dancing https://speedskating.org/events-at-seabreeze-quilt-guild-rye-library-gbcc-ice-dancing/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 10:06:01 +0000 https://speedskating.org/events-at-seabreeze-quilt-guild-rye-library-gbcc-ice-dancing/ Seabreeze Quilt Guild collects items, meeting postponed EXETER – The Seabreeze Quilt Guild will not meet on Tuesday, January 11. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, Guild members are canceling the scheduled meeting. Guild members will be collecting items for the Unfinished Items Auction in March. Members are asked to come to the Seniors […]]]>

Seabreeze Quilt Guild collects items, meeting postponed

EXETER – The Seabreeze Quilt Guild will not meet on Tuesday, January 11. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, Guild members are canceling the scheduled meeting. Guild members will be collecting items for the Unfinished Items Auction in March. Members are asked to come to the Seniors Center on Tuesday, January 11 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to drop off items for the auction. Please respect the covid precautions. There will be volunteers to pick up your items and transport them. The next meeting will take place on February 8 at the Senior Center, Court Street, Exeter.

The Quest for Happiness, a virtual event at the Rye Public Library

RYE – The ancient Greek philosophers defined eudaimonia as a full and excellent life. In this illustrated lecture, Maria Sanders, professor of philosophy at Plymouth State University, explores how ideas of happiness have changed in Western civilization through the ages, while comparing and contrasting major concepts of well- be across the world. Can Money Buy Happiness? How does getting involved in your community have an impact on happiness? When global happiness surveys are conducted, why isn’t the United States in the top ten? Participants will be invited to discuss various definitions, current measures to assess self-reported levels of happiness, specific outcomes reported as increasing levels of people’s happiness, and happiness projects undertaken by entire communities, including a pursuit of happiness. across the city of Plymouth.


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Mariah Bell, Karen Chen and Alysa Liu to compete in the 2022 Olympic Winter Games https://speedskating.org/mariah-bell-karen-chen-and-alysa-liu-to-compete-in-the-2022-olympic-winter-games/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 03:45:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/mariah-bell-karen-chen-and-alysa-liu-to-compete-in-the-2022-olympic-winter-games/ NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The US Olympic figure skating team is in place. And despite recent positive tests for COVID-19, Alysa Liu is on it. The 16-year-old has successfully applied for her place and will join national champion Mariah Bell and runner-up Karen Chen to represent the U.S. team at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in […]]]>



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Van Saun County Park NJ ice rink is open for fun https://speedskating.org/van-saun-county-park-nj-ice-rink-is-open-for-fun/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 19:44:29 +0000 https://speedskating.org/van-saun-county-park-nj-ice-rink-is-open-for-fun/ The coldest part of winter is here, with forecasts calling for temperatures below freezing until the end of next week. Why not kiss her? The Van Saun County Park outdoor ice rink in Paramus, which kicked off as part of the Winter Wonderland event in late November, opened for general skating on Friday. It will […]]]>

The coldest part of winter is here, with forecasts calling for temperatures below freezing until the end of next week. Why not kiss her?

The Van Saun County Park outdoor ice rink in Paramus, which kicked off as part of the Winter Wonderland event in late November, opened for general skating on Friday. It will be accessible to the public until February 20.

The opening hours are Tuesday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“As the Bergen County Winter Wonderland Festival is over, there are still plenty of opportunities for families to have fun with the family in Van Saun County Park,” said Bergen County Director Jim Tedesco, in a statement.

Vita Safier, 10, and Ezra Safier, 8, train on the Winter Wonderland ice rink at Van Saun Park in Paramus on Friday January 1, 2021.

Although the Hospitality Tent, Menorah, Christmas Tree, Food Trucks, North Pole Tent, and Winter Wonderland Carnival Play Section are gone, the Let It GLOW: Holiday Lantern Spectacular at the Bergen County is still open until January 30.

Let it Glow, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Bergen County Zoo in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., showcases traditional Chinese lanterns with a modern twist with hand-painted structures.



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Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier absent from national figure skating championships (COVID-19) https://speedskating.org/alexa-knierim-and-brandon-frazier-absent-from-national-figure-skating-championships-covid-19/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/alexa-knierim-and-brandon-frazier-absent-from-national-figure-skating-championships-covid-19/ National pairs champions Alexa knierim and Brandon frazier withdrawn from U.S. figure skating championships due to Frazier test positive for COVID-19 with severe symptoms, this was announced the night before senior competition began. They are still eligible for Olympic team selection through a petition process. “Although my symptoms are quite severe, nothing sucks more than […]]]>

National pairs champions Alexa knierim and Brandon frazier withdrawn from U.S. figure skating championships due to Frazier test positive for COVID-19 with severe symptoms, this was announced the night before senior competition began.

They are still eligible for Olympic team selection through a petition process.

“Although my symptoms are quite severe, nothing sucks more than not being able to compete,” Frazier said in an Instagram video posted Wednesday evening.

Frazier tested negative before arriving in Nashville on Monday for the competition, then began to develop severe symptoms on Tuesday night and was tested as a precaution. He was not required by the rules of the event to be tested again until four days after his arrival.

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Frazier is vaccinated and boosted against the virus, Knierim said on social networks.

“We have taken all necessary precautions prior to these championships including, but not limited to, social distancing, the use of KN95 masks and the cancellation of all holiday gatherings as well as private lessons at the ice rink. , so it was shocking and devastating for us. to deal with what happened, ”she wrote.

Knierim said on Wednesday evening they would file a petition with a selection committee for one of two pairs skating spots on the Olympic team, which will be decided after Saturday’s free skate and announced on Sunday morning. Successful skater (s) must be able to demonstrate their ability to perform full competitive programs by a specified date and be medically approved to compete in the Olympics.

“Brandon and I have built up an extremely solid job that positions us at the top of the field at the national level and we are not giving up on our Olympic dream,” said Knierim. “That said, we have the utmost respect for the selection committee and believe they will make decisions based on the best interests of our team and our country.”

Knierim and Frazier, the top-ranked American pair this season, did not take part in the official pair training Wednesday afternoon in Nashville after doing so on Tuesday, figure skating reporter Jackie wong noted.

The Olympic figure skating competition begins on February 3 with the team event.

The US Figure Skating Championships are not Olympic Trials. The Olympic figure skating roster is determined by a selection committee taking into account the results of the national championships from last January to the national championships this week.

Knierim and Frazier, in addition to winning the national championships last season, were the top two American pairs at the world championships in March (seventh place) and had the highest score for an American pair in the series. Autumn Grand Prix.

Knierim and Frazier had to fight with three other top-level pairs for the two Olympic places – Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc, Jessica calalang and Brian johnson and Audrey Lu and Micha Mitrofanov.

Knierim, who finished 15th at the 2018 Olympics with her since-retired husband Chris, and Frazier teamed up last year and quickly rose to the top of US pairs.

Knierim and Frazier’s place at the top was under pressure this season: Cain-Gribble and LeDuc notched a score in their last Grand Prix in November, 0.18 short of Knierim and Frazier’s best this fall.

Then, in their last competition before the nationals, Knierim and Frazier struggled in their free skate and were outscored by another American pair for the first time (Lu and Mitrofanov) in a lower level event in December.

Pair skating in the United States has been so volatile that Knierim could be the first pair skater to compete in a back-to-back Olympics in 20 years (Kyoko Ina, also with different partners). The last couple’s Olympic medal in the United States dates back to 1988.

The last figure skater to successfully apply for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team after not competing at the national championships was michelle kwan in 2006. Kwan eventually retired after arriving for the Turin Games, but before the competition, due to a groin injury and was replaced by Emilie Hugues.

The last time the Olympic couples list did not reflect national results was in 1998, when the three-time champions of the United States Jenni meno and Todd Sand were named to the squad after retiring before the free skate with Meno’s ankle injury. Meno and Sand now train Knierim and Frazier.

NBC Sports Researcher Sarah Hugues (not the figure skater) contributed to this report from Nashville.

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British Olympic Association selects GB team’s first long track speed skater for 30 years https://speedskating.org/british-olympic-association-selects-gb-teams-first-long-track-speed-skater-for-30-years/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:38:16 +0000 https://speedskating.org/british-olympic-association-selects-gb-teams-first-long-track-speed-skater-for-30-years/ Just one month away from the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the British Olympic Association (BOA) today announced the selection of a long track speed skater for the first time since 1992. Cornelius Kersten would become the first speed skater to represent the GB team in 30 years when he stepped […]]]>

Just one month away from the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the British Olympic Association (BOA) today announced the selection of a long track speed skater for the first time since 1992.

Cornelius Kersten would become the first speed skater to represent the GB team in 30 years when he stepped onto the ice at the National Speed ​​Skating Oval in Beijing.

Kersten finished 11th in the 1000m at the World Cup. Photo credit: Vincent Riemersma

His selection comes after a brilliant series of World Cups which secured him places in two events at the Games. He became the first British speed skater in 36 years to record a top 10 at a World Cup with a ninth place finish in the Norwegian leg of the competition in November.

He repeatedly set personal and national records throughout the World Cup series, ultimately finishing in 11th place overall.

The 27-year-old will make his Olympic debut in the 1000m and 1500m.

Kersten, said; “I am so happy to be selected for the GB team. It’s incredibly gratifying to know that my hard work has paid off and it will be an honor to stand on the starting line in Beijing. All the pieces came together this year to make my childhood dream come true.

GB Team Beijing 2022 Chef de Mission Georgina Harland said: “With just one month away from the Beijing 2022 opening ceremony, we are delighted to welcome Cornelius to the GB team. It’s incredibly exciting to see him represent the GB team in long track speed skating, not having qualified a skater in this discipline since 1992.

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Jon Eley, Performance and Talent Manager at British Ice Skating, said: “Cornelius has had an incredible season and his Olympic selection tops it off.

“We have yet another first-time Olympian at the Games, which means we are now represented in all of our ice skating disciplines. It’s been three decades since the last long track speed skater wore the Team GB kit and I know Cornelius will race to his potential.

“His performances in the World Cup have shown what he is capable of and I am delighted to see him skating on a big stage.


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Vancouver skaters warned to stay off ice as weather warms https://speedskating.org/vancouver-skaters-warned-to-stay-off-ice-as-weather-warms/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 19:52:05 +0000 https://speedskating.org/vancouver-skaters-warned-to-stay-off-ice-as-weather-warms/ Breadcrumb Links News Local news All ferries from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and back canceled for Sunday Author of the article: Post-media news Release date : Jan 02, 2022 • 14 minutes ago • 2 minutes to read • Join the conversation People like Daniela Bordignon (left) and Don Temple (second from left) take advantage […]]]>

All ferries from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and back canceled for Sunday

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The Vancouver Parks Board has issued a thin ice warning to the many people who have played pond hockey in the past few days.

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“With temperatures warming, it is not safe for people to go on the ice that has formed on lakes and ponds,” the board said in a prepared statement released Sunday morning.

“Staff monitor the thickness of the ice daily, and at the moment the average ice thickness is less than 3.5 inches, while it should be between 7 and 8 inches to be safe.”

The unusually cold weather in southwestern British Columbia over the past week has frozen ponds and small lakes in the area and made them perfect places for ice skating and hockey.

Some of the most popular places to skate in the city include Vanier Park, Jericho Beach Park, and Trout Lake.

According to the parks council, if you fall through the ice, yell for help, grab the ice and grab it, kick hard and push your stomach on the ice, then roll like a log on the ice .

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“If you can’t get out of it, hold on to the ice and keep yelling until help arrives,” the parks council said.

Vancouver vet Dr Lauren Adelman said people walking their dogs should stay away from frozen water as there is no way to know if the ice will support their dog’s weight. . It could be fatal if a dog breaks the ice.

“If a dog breaks the ice, owners might instinctively try to save their pets, putting both in danger and lives being lost by drowning every year. The best way for owners to protect themselves and their pets is to avoid frozen water and keep their dogs on a leash, ”Adelman said in a statement.

On Sunday morning, a snowfall warning that was in effect in the Metro Vancouver area rose as the weather warmed.

The weather is expected to be wet and cold, but not freezing, for the next few days.

Meanwhile, BC Ferries has canceled several crossings Sunday due to high winds including all trips from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and back.


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Michigan Father’s Craft Rink Grows After First Success: “Best Thing I’ve Ever Done” https://speedskating.org/michigan-fathers-craft-rink-grows-after-first-success-best-thing-ive-ever-done/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 00:38:29 +0000 https://speedskating.org/michigan-fathers-craft-rink-grows-after-first-success-best-thing-ive-ever-done/ Scott Chittle of Manton, Michigan, decided his town needed an ice rink to survive the pandemic. Although his own children did not skate, he felt that the community should have a safe outdoor space to meet, whether they realized it or not (which they did not) . The rink has grown significantly since CBS News […]]]>

Scott Chittle of Manton, Michigan, decided his town needed an ice rink to survive the pandemic.

Although his own children did not skate, he felt that the community should have a safe outdoor space to meet, whether they realized it or not (which they did not) .

The rink has grown significantly since CBS News said Chittle’s story last February.

“Last year [it] was 3,000 square feet. This year [it’s] 5,000 square feet, ”Chittle said.

It also has a new skate sharpening machine, groomer gear, and a full lighting system all of which have been donated by companies who have seen the CBS News story and were willing to help.

“It was amazing,” Chittle said. “It’s the best thing I have ever done.”

When people initially failed to flock to his house, Chittle went door to door to coerce them.

“I was upset. I was like, ‘Are you kidding me ?! Tell your kid to go out and ice skate!’” He said.

With a little nudge, Chittle’s side yard has become the place to be. The dark winter that was, suddenly bursts with joy.

“None of these kids have electronics in their hands, it’s amazing!” noted a parent.

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Scott Chittle of Manton, Michigan, built an ice rink in his backyard.

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When Chittle created the rink, he had no idea what he was really creating, but now it’s clear. For those who come, the sounds, smells and smiles will be forever – an iconic memory that children need to cherish their childhood.

“We all know you have to provide for your kids, but somehow you have to give them a little magic every now and then,” Chittle said, wiping away a tear. “It doesn’t get any better than that.”


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Spectacular skating performances on Kolsai Lake become popular on Instagram (video) https://speedskating.org/spectacular-skating-performances-on-kolsai-lake-become-popular-on-instagram-video/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 05:38:30 +0000 https://speedskating.org/spectacular-skating-performances-on-kolsai-lake-become-popular-on-instagram-video/ NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh figure skater Kseniya Pankratova’s dance performance on frozen Kolsai Lake recently drew quite a large following on Instagram, Kazinform reported. A scene from Kseniya Pankratova’s video. A short video titled “The Magic Ice Cream of Kolsai” is available on Pankratova’s account. Pankratova went viral on the internet with her performance on Big […]]]>

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh figure skater Kseniya Pankratova’s dance performance on frozen Kolsai Lake recently drew quite a large following on Instagram, Kazinform reported.

A scene from Kseniya Pankratova’s video.

A short video titled “The Magic Ice Cream of Kolsai” is available on Pankratova’s account.

Pankratova went viral on the internet with her performance on Big Almaty Lake in December 2018. The video received over a million views and has become one of the most popular videos in the country.

Originally from Almaty, Pankratova is a professional figure skater and Kazakhstan Master of Sports candidate in figure skating. She is currently pursuing her coaching career.

The press service of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources reminded the public that there are no specially equipped ice rinks on Kolsai Lake.

“Individuals are not prohibited from being on the ice (including skating). The national park is planning to organize an ice skating area by the lake due to the growing demand. Skating and ice walking are strictly prohibited for safety reasons on Kaiyndy Lake. Sport and recreational fishing is allowed on the lower and middle lakes, ”ministry spokesman Samal Ibrayeva said.

Kolsai Lake is located close to Kaiyndy Lake in the Kungey Alatau Gorge of the Almaty region. Located 330 kilometers southeast of Almaty, the lakes are famous for their breathtaking scenery and nature.

Skating is strictly prohibited on Big Almaty Lake in Alatau Island National Park.


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Frozen over Vancouver’s waters, it’s not safe to skate over city-states https://speedskating.org/frozen-over-vancouvers-waters-its-not-safe-to-skate-over-city-states/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 23:06:35 +0000 https://speedskating.org/frozen-over-vancouvers-waters-its-not-safe-to-skate-over-city-states/ In light of the last cold snap in Vancouver, some residents have taken to skating on frozen water bodies, an activity the city of Vancouver is now warning against. In recent days, images of Vancouver skaters enjoying the new outdoor rinks have circulated on social media. However, the city says despite the cold and the […]]]>

In light of the last cold snap in Vancouver, some residents have taken to skating on frozen water bodies, an activity the city of Vancouver is now warning against.

In recent days, images of Vancouver skaters enjoying the new outdoor rinks have circulated on social media. However, the city says despite the cold and the edges around some of Vancouver’s lakes / ponds looking quite thick, it’s not safe.

“Don’t go on the ice, or let your pet go on the ice, Trout Lake, The Lost Lagoon, Jericho Ponds or any other body of water,” the city said in a statement. series of social media posts Tuesday, December 27. ).

The city then provided instructions on how to get out of the water if the ice broke.

  • Cry out for help
  • Reach and grab on the ice
  • Hit hard and push your stomach on the ice
  • Roll like a log on ice
  • Don’t get up to walk to the shore

If you can’t get out of it, hold on to the ice and keep yelling until help arrives.

  • If you see someone falling through the ice:
  • Call 911, don’t try to rescue them yourself
  • Shout the self-rescue steps to the person
  • Keep watching and talking to the person until help arrives

The city has also cautioned against leaving pets on the ice, making sure they are on a leash at all times and if they fall through the ice, call 911. S ‘ they fall in, don’t try to rescue them yourself; keep an eye on them until help arrives.


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