The new International Speed Skating Federation
(ISSF) is based in Liberty
Lake, Washington, USA and was founded this year to provide an information, promotion and recruiting base for outdoor speed skaters all over the world. So far, the website has a starter database of news, tips, events, teams and places to skate around the world. They hope to sponsor and support various speed skating activities and offer member discounts on equipment and rink use.
Their goals and mission seem sound and membership is free until December 31, 2008
, so it is certainly an investment in the sport that I was willing and able to make. Take a look at membership while the price is right.