Short Track

Management of the Short Track

Manager of discipline         
Adrian Ciobanu
Chief of Competition          
Mihaela Dascalu
Technical Delegate
Andrea Lazarescu (ROU)
Venue Manager
Dragos Craciun

Competition  Committee

Technical Delegate:
Mrs. Andrea Lazarescu (ROU)
Chief Referee
Ms. Lidia Olcon ( POL)
Assistant Chief Referee
Ms. Beata Padar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1
Mr. Schivo Elvio (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2
Ms. Alexandra Valachova ( SVK)
Assistant Referee 3
Mr. Zsolt Pataki (ROU)
Competitor Steward
Mr. Hermann Filipic ( AUT)
Competitor Steward
Mr. Csaba Boda ( HUN)
Ass. Competitor Steward
Mr. Gheorghe Costin  (ROU)
Mr. Antal Novak (HUN)
Starter 2:
Mr. Mihai Timis (ROU)

General Information

The competition will be held under the 2012 ISU General Regulations and Special Regulations/Technical Rules for Short Track Speed Skating.

The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the 2012 ISU Regulations and relevant Communications.


Junior Ladies / Junior Men

  • 500m
  • 1000m
  • 1500m
  • 3000m Mixed Relay (2 girls  & 2 boys)

Age categories
Girls and Boys born in 1996 and 1997.

Doping Control
Anti-doping IOC Rules are applicable for EYOWF. The WADA 2013 prohibited list of medications and methods is valid throughout EYOWF 2013.

Short Track venue
Ice rink – Poiana Brasov
GPS: Lat: 45o35’20’’N; Long: 25o32’53’’E

Specifications of Ice rink
The Arena is an indoor ice rink with an ice surface of 60 x 30m.


Speed skating on short track first took place (almost/aprox.) 25 years ago as a different form of speed ice skating on long track – 400m. The actual form of this spectacular sport is the result of its own fast growing.

Short track was first being introduced in Winter Olympic Games in 1988 – Calgary, Canada – as a demonstrative challenge therefore was actually officially included as an Olympic sport on Olympic Games in 1992 – Albertville, France –  : women`s 500m , men`s 1000m and Men and Women relays. Olympic Games from 1994 – Lilehammer, Norway – brought new challenges : women`s 1000m men`s 500m , women`s relay 3000m and men`s relay 5000m.

The first Romanian national championship for seniors and juniors took place on April 1989, at the ice skating rink from Miercurea Ciuc. From 1989 evidences of the national records at this sport are being saved. From that year till 1994 , The Short-track National Championship was being held as seasons extension for ice skaters – long track , especially for those from lower age categories were funding opportunities for practicing abroad(400m ice rinks )were very limited.

The participation of Romania at European Youth Olympic Festival in 1995 from Andorra represented a decisive moment because from that point on speed skating on short track start being practiced.

Unlike ice skating on long track where speed and resistance matters, on short track the strategy apllied is decisive. That may be the reason why not always the powerful will win but those who will know how to combine speed with the best tactic on each specfic race.

Challenges at EYOWF Brasov 2013: 500m, 1000m, 1500m ,3000m mixt relay (2 + 2).