During its online meeting of August 28, 2020, the ISU Council received a report from the appointed Working Group elaborating on the ongoing negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sporting events and the feedback received from the organizing ISU Members of ISU Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Events.
The ISU Council concluded that the first four ISU World Cup Speed Skating Competitions cannot be organized as planned.
The following ISU World Cup Speed Skating Competitions are therefore cancelled:
Tomaszow-Mazowiecki, POL November 13-15, 2020
Stavanger, NOR November 20-22, 2020
Salt Lake City, USA December 4-6, 2020
Calgary, CAN December 11-13, 2020