The European Speed Skating Championships
are a series of speed skating
events held annually to determine the best allround speed skater of Europe. The International Skating Union
has organised the European Championships for Men
since 1893 (unofficial Championships were held in the years 1891-1892) and the European Championships for Women
since 1970. The winner is awarded a laurel wreath
. Since 1990, the men's and women's European Championships are held at the same time and venue.
History and medal winners