Competition summary of ISU | 09/01/2012
Essent ISU ESSC'2012 - Budapest (HUN)

Martina Sáblíková (CZE) and Sven Kramer (NED) were crowned the European Speed Skating Champions of 2012. It was Sáblíková’s fourth and Kramer’s fifth European title. Both won in the three longest distances.

The European Speed Skating Championships were he...

President of ISU receives Award | 09/01/2012
Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic - Officer Cross

Attila Czene, State Secretary of Sports from the Ministry of National Resources also participated in the Awards Ceremony, where Ottavio Cinquanta, the president of the International Skating Union (ISU) recieved the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic - Officer Cross from Pál Schmitt, president of the Hungarian Re...

1-minute interviews | 08/01/2012
After the 10000m Men's Race

HARLAD SILOVS (LAT) former short track European Champion
− I wanted to be in the top 3, but I didn’t really think I can make it, so when I realized I was on the 3rd place before the 10km race and I had a chance to finish 3rd overall, it made me a bit nervous – it put a lot of respon...

1-minute interviews | 08/01/2012
After the 5000m Ladies' Race

− Last year I finished 4th and I wanted to achieve the same again, so I’m not really satisfied.
− The best two Dutch skaters at the Europeans get automatic qualification to the world champs, at the moment I’m 3rd, so I sh...

1-minute interviews | 08/01/2012
After the 5000m Men's Race

– This is my first big senior international competition, so I enjoy it very much of course, I love the atmosphere, the rink and everything!
– I’m happy with finishing 4th at 500m, but I’m not really satisfied, because I can skate below 37 sec. ...

1-minute interviews | 08/01/2012
After the 1500m Ladies' Race

TÓTH ÁGOTA, 2011, Best category: 500m, – I’m very happy, I can’t stop repeating this to everybody, this is my first Europan, where I don’t see my name at the bottom of the list, from here there is only way up for me.
– Maybe I will try to make the time limit for t...

1-minute interviews | 07/01/2012
After the 3000m Ladies' Race

MARI HEMMER (NOR) − 2011 7. place − I’m satisfied with my result on 500m, but it won’t be enough to achieve a better allround result than last year. − The ice is good but the wind is very strong, if this weren’t the case it would all be perfect.

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Memorable experiences!
City and competition events

Detailed ESSC'2012 agenda including interesting city and competition events. Families and individuals are all welcome to attend a variety of events and partake in the professional speed skating atmosphere at Városliget (City Park) in Budapest.

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Let′s cheer together!
Ticket prices and categories

Useful information about tickets according to categories (1 day, 3 day) prices and best places (VIP). Let us keep our fingers crossed together for the national teams at a wonderful skate event!

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Indulge yourself before & after ESSC

Accommodation and program offers from ESSC'2012 official partner Budatours near the competition and down-town Budapest.

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