For Athletes

Are you a talented speed skater and a hard working student? Maybe we’ll see you in Amsterdam!

In order to compete at the 2020 FISU WUC Speed Skating, your National University Sports Federation has to register you in consultation with your National Skating Federation. Contact your country’s NUSF and/or NSF to let them know that you would like to compete. If you have trouble contacting your NUSF/NSF, send us an email and we might be able to help you out.

For National Skating Federations

Each participating country is free to choose their own criteria which their skaters have to meet in order to compete at the WUC. However, we would like to refer to Article 5.2 of the FISU World University Championships General Regulations, which states the conditions that participants have to satisfy in order to be eligible for the 2020 FISU World University Speed Skating Championship.

Please note that the technical regulations for 2020 are currently still under revision. Until then, we would like to refer to the previous technical regulations for the 2018 WUC Speed Skating as they give a decent indication of the regulations for 2020.

Whereas the National Skating Federation is responsible for selecting athletes, your country’s National University Sports Federation will have to handle their registration. Please contact your NUSF as soon as possible (see Timeline of Registration Deadlines) to let them know your country intends to participate. If you have trouble contacting your NUSF, send us an email as we might be able to help coordinate the process.

For National University Sports Federations

The Accreditation System for the 2020 WUC Season is now open. The link can be found below:

Please contact your country’s National Skating Federation as soon as possible (see Timeline of Registration Deadlines) to find out if they intend to compete, and which athletes might be eligible. If you have trouble contacting your NSF, or if you have any questions about the Accreditation System, send us an email as we might be able to help coordinate the process.

Timeline of Registration Deadlines




General Entry

October 31st 2019

NUSF’s have to register a contact, as well as an estimation of the number of competitors. This number is not final, as it might increase or decrease afterwards. This step merely shows us that your country intends to participate. It is however a necessary one to complete the registration process.

Quantitative Entry

December 10th 2019

For this step, NUSF’s have to submit the final number of competitors, officials and other staff members. After this deadline, the Organizing Committee has the right (not the obligation) to deny any additional delegation members. The OC also has the right to collect a 25% Deposit Fee before this date, for precautionary financial reasons.

Individual Entry

February 10th 2020

During the final step of the registration process, NUSF’s have to submit all personal details necessary of their delegation members. We will inform you on which specific details need to be submitted. This way, we can check if all athletes are eligible for the WUC and prepare accreditation cards for all delegation members.

The general regulations are stated below.

General Regulations 2020

5.2 Participation 

5.2.1 Only the following may participate as competitors in a FISU World University Championship:
a) Students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country;
b) Former students of the institutions mentioned in a) who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event;

5.2.2 Notwithstanding Art.5.2.1, in countries with fewer than 2,000,000 inhabitants or fewer than 5,000 university students, students attending technical or secondary schools may participate in FISU Championships provided they have been attending their establishments for at least two (2) years.
Countries wishing to take advantage of the concession in the first paragraph of Art.5.2.2 must submit an application to the FISU Executive Committee at least six (6) months before the scheduled start of the event.
Such an application must be supported by documents endorsed by the appropriate state or national or academic school authorities.

5.2.3 All competitors must satisfy the following conditions:
a) Be a national of the country they represent;
b) Be at least 18 and no older than 25 years of age on the 31st December of the year of the event, for 2020, athletes must be born between the 01/01/1995 and the 31/12/2002.

5.2.4 Number of participants and officials
The maximum number of participants and officials in a delegation participating in the Championship is as stipulated in the technical regulations* for the sport in question.
The judges and referees shall not be included in the number of officials.
If the delegation brings more officials than allowed, the Organizing Committee may ask for an additional participation fee approved by the FISU Executive Committee.

5.2.5 Head of Delegation
The countries shall designate a Head of Delegation who alone shall be entitled to represent his/her country, unless otherwise provided for in the rules, in negotiations with the committees or sub-committees of FISU or of the Organizing Committee. It is to be noted that officially designated sports managers or coaches may protest to CT on behalf of their own members provided such action is confirmed in writing by the Head of Delegation or a Deputy within four (4) hours.