REGULATIONS

SPEED SKATING

1. GENERAL TERMS

The Speed Skating events shall be organised in accordance with the technical regulations of the International Skating Union (ISU). In any dispute the English text shall be regarded as authoritative.

The programme and duration of competitions shall be fixed by the FISU Executive Committee in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. In principle, the programme shall last four (4) days with an additional reserve day, in case of bad weather, may the event be organised outdoor. The Championship shall include the following events:

Men 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, 10000m, mass-start (over 16 laps), team pursuit for national teams of 3 skaters (over 8 laps), team pursuit sprint for national team (optional).
Women 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, mass-start (over 16 laps), team pursuit for national teams of 3 skaters (over 6 laps), team pursuit sprint for national team (optional).

The 500m for Ladies and Men will be skated twice. The classification will be based on the total time of the 2 races (see also ISU Rule 265, paragraph 1b).

Each country may enter a maximum of twenty-nine (29) persons: twenty-four (24) competitors (twelve (12) men and twelve (12) women) and five (5) officials.

Each country may enter per gender category:

Men Five (5) athletes for each distance, but no more than four (4) may start in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m, and no more than three (3) in the 5000m and 10000m. For the mass- start events, two (2) skaters. If necessary, there will be two (2) semifinals (see ISU rules). The total number of men competitors shall not exceed twelve (12).
Women Five (5) athletes for each distance, but not more than four (4) may start in the 500m, 1000m, 1500m, and three (3) in the 3000m and 5000m. For the massstart events, two (2) skaters. If necessary, there will be two (2) semifinals (see ISU rules). The total number of women competitors shall not exceed twelve (12).

For the Ladies 3000m and the men’s 5000m, a maximum of thirty-two (32) skaters shall be permitted in each event. For the Ladies 5000m and the men’s 10000m, a maximum of sixteen (16) skaters shall be permitted in each event.

For the team pursuit event, a maximum of eight (8) national teams (men and women) shall be authorised to take part in the competition (four (4) skaters in each team, three (3) of whom may skate). The qualification of the teams shall be based on the ranks of the second best skater of the country concerned in the 3,000m for women and in the 5,000m for men. The qualification of the sprint teams shall be based on the rank of the second best skater of the country concerned in the 500 m.

At the first General Technical Meeting, the Head of Delegation or his/her representative shall confirm and sign the official list of competitors accredited by the CIC.

2. PRE-COMPETITION PROCEDURE

Three (3) months before the Championship, the Organising Committee has the right to collect 25% of the total cost of stay per athlete and official from participating countries.

All procedures regarding the draw shall follow the ISU Speed Skating technical regulations.

3. TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

3.1 Nomination

International referees, assistant referees, the starter and the assistant starter shall be appointed by the ISU in close cooperation with the Organising Committee and FISU. They shall be invited by the OC not less than three (3) months before the start of the World University Championship.

3.2 Costs

All countries participating in the Speed Skating WUC shall bear a proportion of the costs of:

– 2 referees from the ISU champions list (A-list);
– 2 assistant referees from the ISU champions list or ISU list of international competitions (Blist);
– 2 starters from the ISU champions list;
– 2 starters from the ISU champions list or ISU list of international competitions.

The total amount of costs shall be divided by the total number of participants and all participating
countries shall pay their share in proportion to the number of their participants.

The Organising Committee shall announce the exact sum after the closing date for quantitative entries (three (3) months before the beginning of the World University Championship).

3.3 Numbers of technical officials and qualifications

The number of officials needed shall respect the ISU rule 210.

The OC in cooperation with the National Ice Skating Federation must provide a sufficient number of Judges for the races and for all the competition days.