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Speed Skating World Championships
Historical Time Line

A timeline of speed roller skating world championships from the very first event in 1937 to the present. Send updates and corrections to kathiefry@skatelog.com.

1937
1937 - France and Italy
1938 - United Kingdom and Italy
1939 - No speed skating worlds

1940
1940-1947 - No speed skating worlds
1948 - Italy

1949 - Portugal and Italy

1950
1950-1952 - No speed skating worlds
1953 - Italy
1954 - Italy and Spain
1955 - Unknown
1956 - Barcelona
1955 - Unknown
1958 - Italy
1959 - No speed skating worlds

1960
1960-1963 - Unknown
1964 - Spain
1965 - Belgium
1966 - Argentina
1967 - Unknown
1968 - Italy
1969 - Argentina

1970
1970-1974 - Unknown
1975 - Argentina and Italy
1976 - No speed skating worlds
1977 - No speed skating worlds
1978 - Argentina
1979 - Italy

1980
1980 - New Zealand
1981 - Belgium
1982 - Italy
1983 - Argentina
1984 - Colombia
1985 - United States
1986 - Australia
1987 - France
1988 - Italy
1989 - New Zealand

1990
1990 - Colombia
1991 - Belgium
1992 - Italy
1993 - United States
1994 - France
1995 - Australia
1996 - Italy
1997 - Argentina
1998 - Spain
1999 - Chile

2000
2000 - ?
2001 - France
2002 - Belgium
2003 - Venezuela
2004 - Italy
2005 - Australia and China are candidates
2006 - Chinese Taipei is a candidate
2007 - Spain is a candidate
2008 - To be determined
2009 - To be determined




Thank You Skaters and Coaches!
Many thanks to all of the skaters, coaches, sports historians, and federation members who helped to build this list including:

  • Bill Begg of New Zealand
  • Jason Isaacs of the United States
  • Lieve Lissens of Belgium
  • Ryanne Shaw of Australia
  • Ture Widlund of Sweden
  • Vicci King of the United States
  • Skating Federations Around the World



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