Championship of Kazakhstan in Speed Skating Has Been Started in Alau
The Championship of Kazakhstan in speed skating for individual distances has been started in "Alau" Ice Palace. Competitions will be held within four days.
Speed Skating Championship of Kazakhstan is completed in Astana
"Alau" Ice Palace hosted the first Speed Skating Championship in combined events...which still has no name. Speed skating includes sprint and classic combined events, as well as mini-combined events, small, female combined events. However, the combination of 500, 1000, 1500 and 5000 meters distances has not yet gained the official name. Medium distance masters attraction for starts, new format testing - these were the tasks set for the championship of Kazakhstan.
Bowe and Kulizhnikov clinch World Sprint title in style
Brittany Bowe (USA) and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) were crowned ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Champions in Astana on Sunday. The two skaters won with impressive margins and the fastest sprint combination ever skated on a lowland rink.
New skating team!
Today in Astana a memorandum on the establishment of the first in the Kazakhstan history professional skating team was signed.
Master Sprint Games: 1st time in Asia with lots of happy faces !
That's right, this was the first time either Sprint or Allround Games were ever held in Asia (or for that matter anywhere outside Western Europe or North America). 117 skaters took part from 10 countries: Finland, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Romania, United States, Russia, Ukraine and certainly Kazakhstan. On Friday, the participants braved temperatures of -30°C during a city tour. They visited Astana landmarks, enjoyed the views from Baiterek tower, visited the newly built Astana opera and watched the training of young cycling track athletes at Astana Saryarka Cycling track. The tour was followed by a welcome reception. The conditions for the competition inside Alau Ice Palace were their usual comfort: air at +13°C air, ice at -6,6°C. The Games were opened with a brief ceremony, watched by hundreds of spectators: Alau Ice Palace together with organizers decided to go on with public skating in the center rinks to popularise speed skating. This had a great effect: dozens of parents requested to sign up their children to speed skating training groups.
World Cup in Astana
The third Competition of the above Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2013/14 will be held in Astana, KAZ on November 29-December 1, 2013 instead of Heerenveen, NED
Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating –Astana (KAZ)
The air pressure in the Alau Ice Palace was high and in general, times were a bit slower than in Kolomna. Still, there were 27 personal best times, including four national records on the long distances: in the 10,000m for Kazkahstan Dmitry Babenko 13:10.31; for Belgium Bart Swings 13:13.16; for Belarus: Vitalij Mikhailov 13:56.80; and the 5000m Jelena Peeters 7:09.08 (BEL). The Korean Men broke a national record in the Team Pursuit (3:41.49), ad did France (3:45.69) and Belgium (3:49.27).
Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating
National Records Kazakhstan
National Records Kazakhstan (KAZ)
The city was formed in 1832, near the beach of river Esil in the Karaotkel tract where a keep named Akmola was founded. On the 16th of July 1863 Akmola was officially a district town. In December 1960 the city became a center for the Tselliniy Region, which consisted of all the north areas of Kazakhstan. Before 1960 the city was named Akmolinks, from 1961to 1992 – Tselinograd and from 1992 to 1998 – Akmola.