F.A.Q. – Frequently asked questions Regulary, we get emails with recurring questions. So we are providing the most common questions on this page. If you have a question and the answer is not presented on this page, then please don’t hesitate and send us a message via the contact form. Thank you!
Regulary, we get emails with recurring questions. So we are providing the most common questions on this page. If you have a question and the answer is not presented on this page, then please don’t hesitate and send us a message via the contact form. Thank you!
Most of the data come from the official competition protocolls and are send to us by the organizers itself. We obtain these protocols. Older competitions are determined by investigation in the Federal Archives or directly from the clubs. The majority of the data is included in the database of the WSSSA (World Speed Skating Statistician Association).
In a talk with the German DPA it was agrred that the publication of the data on the site is in accordance with § 28 Section 1 Sentence 1 No. 3 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). A publication of data and results is, how it is done on the page, allowed.
This is not possible. The deletion of single athletes would lead to distortion of numerous results.
The names and times of all athletes who participated in an official competition and which are listed in the public competition protocols are stored in our database.
We have results for all listed athletes, but the recording of the results is very time consumable. When we receive new protocols we collect in the first step “only” the names and the club of the athletes. In the second step, we record the race itself. When this is done, all data are shown correctly on the “athletes’ business card”.
This shouldn’t really be happen :-( Please write us the link via the contact form and we will correct the error as soon as possible.
Generally, this can have two reasons: either the result, in which the personal best was gone, have not yet been registered in our database, or we have made an mistake while capturing the result.
Please use the contact form to send us the corrections.
The IMSSC defines the conditions under which masters records can be set. Usually the time must be skated in an officially sanctioned race or in a Masters national championship (similar to the ISU requirements for recognizing World Records).
There may be faster times skated by masters skaters that have not been recognized by the IMSSC.
Of course, we try to capture all competitions. However, sometimes we do not get the result protocols. If you have a protocol, then please send it via email to email@example.com.
No. The effort would be too great. In addition, only a few tracks deliver the lap times with the protocols.
The reading of the data into the database is a very time consuming process, because and unfortunately: not everything can be automated. In principle, it works like that results and protocols are sent to us and we bring them into a common format. This happens mostly with Excel. Then all protocol data are processed by our backend system. There is a (semi-automatic) allocation of competitions, athletes, rinks, distances, etc. But especially, the allocation of athletes is relatively time consuming, because often there are different spellings or typographical errors in the protocols.
All in all it takes about 20 minutes to capture a “normal” competition.
The spelling and writing of a name is often depending on the country. Particularly, this occurs frequently in Slavic names. Meanwhile we collect also other spellings. However, if you find a mistake, so we would appreciate a note so that we can correct it.
Unfortunately, this can happen due to several reasons. Please send us the correct times through the contact form and we will correct them, asap.
In the past the most news stories were written by Dirk and Matthias. Unfortunately, both are busy with other projects. So bBecause of this and our limited time, we have focused mainly on capturing the results.
Yes please! We are desperately looking for reliable helpers for the result recording. If you are interested in supporting us (voluntarily and without any payment), then write us a short email.
We create new results almost daily. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes can happen, because of each rink transmits the results in a different form and a different format. Once we have been informed about an error, we will correct this as soon as possible.
Sometimes we lack some information. If you have more data to athletes (e.g. skating club, coach, personal bests etc.) then please writes us via the contact form. We will expand or correct the profile data asap.
You are welcome to send us a picture. However it should be noted, that it should be a portrait. Furthermore it should also have a good quality. With the submission of the image you agree the publication of the image on SpeedSkatingNews.info.
Sometimes we use numerous abbreviations in the results and statistics. Especially, this is hard to read for people that are not so famliar with ice speed skating. Therefore we have broken down these codes:
|NC||No competition||The result is not included in the competition ranking.|
|WDR||Withdrawn||The athlete was registered for the competition and drawn – but has pulled back his start.|
|DNF||Did not finished||The athlete did not finishes the race (for example after a fall)|
|DNS||Did not start||The athlete did not appear for the start.|
|OOC||Out of competition||Some races take place outside a competition framework (e.g. special races).|
|WRJ||World record Juniors|
|WRout||World record (Outdoor)|
|WRlow||World record low land (unofficially)|
|WRJout||World record Juniors (outdoor)|
|WRvKlapp||World record before claps skates where used|
|WRvKlappout||World record before claps skates where used (outdoor)|
|WRM||World record Masters|
|WRMxx||World record Masters AGxx (z.B. WRM45 = Master AG 45)|
|ER||European championship record|
|WCR||World cup record|
|WCRJ||World cup record Juniors|
|WCGR||Grand World cup record|
|NRJ||National record Juniors|
|NRM||National record Masters|
|NRMxx||National record Masters AGxx (z.B. NRM45 = Master AG 45)|
|A1A2||Age group record AG A1/A2|
|B1B2||Age group record AG B1/B2|
|C1C2||Age group record AG C1/C2|
|D1D2||Age group record AG D1/D2|
|NRAK||National age group record (A1-D2)|
|TRJ||Track record Juniors|