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Speed Skating World Championships
A Time Line

Please Help Build a History of Speed Skating
I'm working with skaters and coaches from several different countries to build a time line of speed roller skating world championships since the very first event, which we think was in 1937. Can you help fill in any of the gaps in the table below? We are trying to determine the answers to these questions: (1) Where have all of the past world roller skating championships been held? (2) Did the very first event take place in Monza Italy in 1937? (3) We think the women's event was added in 1953, but what year was the junior event officially added? (4) Have the senior/junior, inline/quad, and men/women events always been held at the same time and place?

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Speed Worlds Time Line
1937 - 1939

1937 - Monza Italy + Fichaux and Brousteau France (track)
1938 - Monza, Italy (track) + London, UK (road)
Some records say above London event was in 1936
1939 - No speed worlds


1940 - 1949

I thought there were no speed skating world championships for 14 years, from 1939 through 1952, because of World War II and the post-war recovery period, but now I am being told there was one event during that time - in 1948 in Monfalcone, Italy.

1950 - 1959
1950 - No speed worlds
1951 - No speed worlds
1952 - No speed worlds
1953 - Venice Italy
(ladies road event added)
1954 - Pamplona, Spain (ladies track event added)
1955 - ?
1956 - ?
1957 - ?
1958 - ?
1959 - No speed worlds
1960 - 1969
1960 - ?
1961 - ?
1962 - ?
1963 - ?
1964 - Madrid, Spain
1965 - ?
1966 - Mar del Plata, Argentina
1967 - ?
1968 - ?
1969 - ?
1970 - 1979
1970 - ?
1971 - ?
1972 - ?
1973 - ?
1974 - ?
1975 - Argentina (track) + Sesto San Giovani, Italy (road)
1976 - No speed worlds
1977 - No speed worlds
1978 - Mar del Plata, Argentina
1979 - Como, Italy (road)
1980 - 1989
1980 - Marsterton, New Zealand
1981 - Zandvoorde Track and Lueven Road, BE
1982 - Amelia, Italy (track and road)
1983 - Mar del Plata, Argentina (track only)
1984 - Bogota, Colombia
(road only)
1985 - Colorado Springs, Colorado USA (track only)
1986 - Adelaide, Australia (road only)
1987 - Grenoble, France (track only)
1988 - Cassano d'Adda, Italy (road only)
1989 - Hastings, New Zealand (track only)
1990 - 1999
1990 - Medellin, Colombia (road only)
1991 - Zandvoorde, Belgium (track only)
1992 - Rome Italy (road only)
1993 - Colorado Springs, Colorado US (track only)
1994 - Gujan Mestras, France (track and road)
1995 - Perth, Australia (track and road)
1996 - Italy (track and road)
1997 - Mar del Plata Argentina (track and road)
1998 - Pamplona, Spain (track and road)
1999 - Santiago, Chile
2000 - 2009
2000 - Barrancabermeja, Colombia
2001 - Valence d'Agen, France
2002 - Zandvoorde + Oostende, BE - (Official Web Site)
2003 - Barquisimeto, Venezuela
2004 - Italy (confirmed)
2005 - Australia or China (candidates)
2006 - Chinese Taipei aka Taiwan (candidate)
2007 - Spain (candidate)
2008 - TBD
2009 - TBD


Thank You Skaters and Coaches!
Thank you to all of the skaters and coaches who helped to build this history, including New Zealand coach Bill Begg, Belgian skater Lieve Lissens, United States skaters Vicci King and Jason Isaacs, Australian skaters Ryanne Shaw and "Kiwimaster", and many other skaters and officials from around the world. If you have any corrections or additions to the above information, please send them to KathieFry@skatelog.com



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