Welcome

Registration encouraged by invitation. Write to invitations at this website name.
RoadSkater.Net skating & cycling photos!

Donate to keep RoadSkater.Net free!

Search & shop eBay to support RoadSkater.Net...
Search RoadSkater.Net via Google...
Search the web...

Watch Hours of Free Internet TV Speed Skating (Long Track and Short) On Demand and Live with Highlights and Recaps

roadskater's picture

Oh I am so sorry I didn't look this up before, even when I saw press releases earlier this year. I just never quite got to it until now. But now is good too. If you wish you could see long track and short track ISU world cup events on your television, well you might sometimes, but on your computer, you can see many hours of video from this year's world cup season in both track formats. I've only watched a bit but it looks and sounds and feels great!

Just seeing the ice rinks and fans is enough to inspire me. The highlight coverage tends to be crash and bang and who's a cutie, blah blah, but OK we'll live with it to see full races. Yes, you can see what you would not be likely to see much on television...full races with an hour and a half to two and a half hours of coverage in some cases. 

It will all turn to reality shows soon enough but in the meantime, let's watch and let them know we love it!

This is a good sign that some sports can be floated on the web even as a test of what might make it on cable channels or even on NBC sports shows, especially as the Winter Olympics get closer. Universalsports.com, a syndication division of NBC, as I understand it, even has a Speed Skating Channel online. OK it's not a TV channel but it's at least a page that is about speed skating (ice) of Olympic formats. Check it out, but be sure to check the Schedules page if you want to watch hours of events at a time on demand.

Speed Skating Channel front page...
http://www.universalsports.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=23000&SPID=13052&SPSID=105575&KEY=

Video page (but do the Schedule page first unless you want highlights mostly)...
http://www.universalsports.com/club/std/ViewCategory.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=23000&CAT_SPORT_ID=13052&DB_OEM_ID=23000&KEY=&SPID=13052&SPSID=105581

Speed skating Schedule and on demand videos page...
http://www.universalsports.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=23000&KEY=&SPID=13052&SPSID=105576

Click the little TV ICON on each page to see the longer form videos. The RECAP is a web page with some highlight videos or photos and some informative text. Here are some links but there are more...short and long track. if it doesn't say short track it is likely long even if it says sprint.

World cup Berlin day 1...long track...2.5 hours of free on demand video.
http://www.universalsports.com/mediaPlayer/media.dbml?&_MODE_=ONDEMAND&DB_MENU_ID=&DB_OEM_ID=23000&CLIP_ID=147430&CLIP_FILE_ID=152096

European long track day 1 Heerenveen...about 2 hours of free on demand video. yumyum!
http://www.universalsports.com/mediaPlayer/media.dbml?SPSID=105576&SPID=13052&DB_OEM_ID=23000&CLIP_ID=356869&CLIP_FILE_ID=362446&_MODE_=ONDEMAND&db_oem_id=23000

Moscow Long Track Sprint Speed Skating Championships...Days 1 and 2
http://www.universalsports.com/mediaPlayer/media.dbml?&_MODE_=ONDEMAND&DB_MENU_ID=&DB_OEM_ID=23000&CLIP_ID=360556&CLIP_FILE_ID=366487
http://www.universalsports.com/mediaPlayer/media.dbml?&_MODE_=ONDEMAND&DB_MENU_ID=&DB_OEM_ID=23000&CLIP_ID=360618&CLIP_FILE_ID=366488

1.5 hours long track from Hamar ISU All Around Day 1...over 1.5 hours day 2...
http://www.universalsports.com/mediaPlayer/media.dbml?&_MODE_=ONDEMAND&DB_MENU_ID=&DB_OEM_ID=23000&CLIP_ID=371263&CLIP_FILE_ID=376647
http://www.universalsports.com/mediaPlayer/media.dbml?&_MODE_=ONDEMAND&DB_MENU_ID=&DB_OEM_ID=23000&CLIP_ID=371227&CLIP_FILE_ID=377328

 

As a convenience to all, for educational purposes, and as an unrequested service to UniversalSports.com, I herewith include a listing of what is on the Schedules page. The links below won't work but you should have a good idea what is there. 

Please consider that if there is a large audience that watches these videos, NBC will know and take notice. So get out there, or inside there at home there, or wherever there, and watch some skaytn!

For however long it lasts free of charge, thank you UniversalSports.com! I will be devoted to your sponsors.

 

 
 
 
 

Date Event Location Time (ET) Results Media
Sat, Oct 18 ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating at Salt Lake City, USA Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
Sun, Oct 19 ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating at Salt Lake City, USA Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
curve ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Berlin (All Distances)
Fri, Nov 07 Essent ISU World Cup - Berlin day 1 at Berlin, GER Watch on demand   Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
Sat, Nov 08 Essent ISU World Cup - Berlin day 2 at Berlin, GER Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
Sun, Nov 09 Essent ISU World Cup - Berlin day 3 at Berlin, GER Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
curve spacer
curve ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Heerenveen (All Distances)
Fri, Nov 14 Essent ISU World Cup - Heerenveen day 1 at Heerenveen, NED Watch on demand   Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
Sat, Nov 15 Essent ISU World Cup - Heerenveen day 2 at Heerenveen, NED Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
Sun, Nov 16 Essent ISU World Cup - Heerenveen day 3 at Heerenveen, NED Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
curve spacer
curve Short Track Speed Skating
Sat, Dec 06 ISU World Cup - Day 1 at Nagano, JPN Watch on demand   Play Video Clip
Sun, Dec 07 ISU World Cup - Day 2 at Nagano, JPN Watch on demand   Play Video Clip
curve spacer
curve ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Changchun, China
Sat, Dec 13 Sprint Distances - Day 1 at Changchun, China Watch on demand   Play Video Clip
Sun, Dec 14 Sprint Distances - Day 2 at Changchun, China Watch on demand   Play Video Clip
curve spacer
curve European Speed Skating Championships - Heerenveen, NED
Sat, Jan 10 European Speed Skating Championships - Jan. 10 at Heerenveen, NED Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
Sun, Jan 11 European Speed Skating Championships - Jan. 11 at Heerenveen, NED Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
curve spacer
curve Championships - Day 1
Sat, Jan 17 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating at Moscow, Russia Watch on Demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
curve spacer
curve Championships - Day 2
Sun, Jan 18 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating at Moscow, Russia Watch on Demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
curve spacer
curve Sprint Distance - Day 1
Sat, Jan 24 ISU World Cup Speed Skating at Kolomna, Russia Watch on Demand Recap
Photo Gallery
curve spacer
curve Sprint Distance - Day 2
Sun, Jan 25 ISU World Cup Speed Skating at Kolomna, Russia Watch on Demand Recap
Photo Gallery
curve spacer
curve Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships
Tue, Feb 10 Day 1 at Hamar, Norway Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
Wed, Feb 11 Day 2 at Hamar, Norway Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
curve spacer
curve Samsung ISU World Cup - Short Track
Wed, Feb 18 Day 1 at Dresden, Germany Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
Thu, Feb 19 Day 2 at Dresden, Germany Watch on demand Recap
Play Video Clip Photo Gallery
curve spacer
curve ISU World Short Track Championships
Tue, Mar 10 Day 1 at Vienna, Austria Watch on demand  
Wed, Mar 11 Day 2 at Vienna, Austria Watch on demand  
curve spacer
curve ISU World Single Distance Championships - Long Track
Thu, Mar 12 Day 1 at Vancouver, Canada 10 p.m. ET  
Fri, Mar 13 Day 2 at Vancouver, Canada 10 p.m. ET  
Sat, Mar 14 Day 3 at Vancouver, Canada 10 p.m. ET  
Sun, Mar 15 Day 4 at Vancouver, Canada 10 p.m. ET  
curve spacer
curve ISU World Short Track Team Championships
Tue, Mar 17 Day 1 at Heerenveen, Netherlands Watch on demand  
Wed, Mar 18 Day 2 at Heerenveen, Netherlands Watch on demand  
 

   


Locations

Moscow
Russia
55° 45' 20.8296" N, 37° 37' 3.4788" E
Berlin
Germany
52° 31' 24.528" N, 13° 24' 41.3784" E
Heerenveen
Netherlands
52° 57' 23.5044" N, 5° 55' 34.3884" E
Nagano
Japan
36° 38' 54.78" N, 138° 11' 39.2748" E
Changchun
China
Kolomna
Russia
55° 5' 40.4124" N, 38° 46' 32.7648" E
Hamar
Norway
60° 47' 56.9688" N, 11° 3' 21.942" E
Dresden
Germany
51° 3' 3.4488" N, 13° 44' 1.1688" E
Vienna
Austria
48° 12' 33.1416" N, 16° 22' 22.0008" E
Syndicate content Syndicate content