530 skaters from 18 countries are expected to take part in the 5th edition of the Arena Geisingen International next weekend. A warm-up before the European Championships taking place at the end of July 2014. Germans, Swiss and French will be there, but competitors also come from Chile, Mexico, China, New-Zealand and the USA. Despite the organization of another stage of the European Cup of Speed Skating in Bologna, Italy, the Arena Geisigen is going to be crowded out: Thrice more skaters opted for the German race. It should be said that in terms of equipment, both events are not in the same league! The competition will start on Saturday, April 12 at 9AM. Free public access.