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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/17

30 Jun 2016

The ISU Grand Prix Commission selected the skaters for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2016/17 at their meeting in New York (USA) on Thursday.

ISU Championships provisional allotments

13 Jun 2016

The ISU Council decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Championships

ISU 56th Ordinary Congress Dubrovnik – 2016 Decisions of the Congress

10 Jun 2016

The International Skating Union’s 56th Ordinary Congress concluded on June 10, 2016 in Dubrovnik (CRO). Over 350 Delegates from 85 ISU Member federations were present to vote on over 370 proposals and to elect candidates to ISU Office. The Congress was officially opened by ISU President Mr. Ottavio Cinquanta, who made a special acknowledgement of thanks to the Croatian Skating Federation for its organization of the Congress

ISU 56th Ordinary Congress Dubrovnik – 2016 Election results

10 Jun 2016

The International Skating Union’s 56th Ordinary Congress concluded on June 10, 2016 in Dubrovnik (CRO) with the elections of the ISU Office Holders. The ISU 56th Ordinary Congress elected the following persons to ISU Office

ISU World Cup Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 announced

20 Apr 2016

The ISU Council approved the ISU World Cup Speed Skating and the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Calendar for the Season 2016/17.

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 - Budapest (HUN) - Day 2

09 Apr 2016

Team Russia 1 (Paradise) skated to the gold medal as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 wrapped up in Budapest (HUN) on Saturday. Team Finland 2 (The Rockettes) claimed the silver and the bronze went to Team USA 1 (The Haydenettes) ...

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 - Budapest (HUN) - Day 1

08 Apr 2016

Team Russia 1 (Paradise) skated to the lead as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 opened Friday in Budapest (HUN). Team Finland 1 (Team Unique) and Finland 2 (The Rockettes) sit in second and third place ...

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 - Budapest (HUN) - Preview

07 Apr 2016

The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 will be held in Budapest, Hungary, on April 8 and 9.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) - Pairs Free Skating

02 Apr 2016

Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada came from second place in the Short Program to strike the Pairs gold. China’s Wenjing Sui/Cong Han earned the silver medal and Aljona Savchenko/ Bruno Massot of Germany captured the bronze medal in their debut as a team at the World Championships.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) - Ladies Free Skating

02 Apr 2016

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva skated off with the Ladies gold medal. Ashley Wagner (USA) pulled up from fourth to claim the silver medal and Anna Pogorilaya of Russia earned the bronze.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) - Pairs Short Program

01 Apr 2016

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China claimed the Pairs Short Program. Canada’s Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford came second and Russians Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov are currently ranked third.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) - Men Free Skating

01 Apr 2016

Spain’s Javier Fernandez skated to the gold medal and repeated as World Champion. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan slipped to second and took the silver like last year and Boyang Jin of China claimed the bronze, the first World Championship medal for a Chinese man.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) - Ladies Short Program

31 Mar 2016

Gracie Gold (USA) won the Ladies Short Program. Russia’s Anna Pogorilaya and Evgenia Medvedeva follow in second and third place.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) - Ice Dance Free Dance

31 Mar 2016

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France danced off with the gold medal as the Ice Dance event concluded at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Boston (USA). Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) claimed the silver medal and their teammates Madison Chock/ Evan Bates earned the bronze. All three teams posted new personal best scores.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) - Ice Dance Short Dance

30 Mar 2016

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France danced to the lead as the competition opened with the Short Dance. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) came second followed by teammates Madison Chock/Evan Bates.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) - Men Short Program

30 Mar 2016

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu skated to a strong lead in the Men’s Short Program. Javier Fernandez of Spain came second and Canada’s Patrick Chan is currently sitting in third place.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) - Preview

28 Mar 2016

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 will open in Boston, USA on March 30. Boston hosts the ISU World Figure Skating Championships for the first time, but the USA have hosted the World Championships twelve times before.

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Debrecen (HUN) Day 4

19 Mar 2016

Marin Honda (JPN) and ice dancers Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter (USA) skated to victory as the competition at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships wrapped up Saturday in Debrecen (HUN) ...

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Debrecen (HUN) Day 3

18 Mar 2016

Daniel Samohin (ISR) struck gold in the Men's event as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 continued Friday in Debrecen (HUN). Alisa Fedichkina (RUS) took the lead in the Ladies Short Program ...

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Debrecen (HUN) Day 2

17 Mar 2016

Anna Duskova/Martin Bidar (CZE) skated to the Junior Pairs gold medal as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 continued in Debrecen (HUN) Thurday. Earlier, Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) won the Junior Short Dance ...

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Debrecen (HUN) Day 1

16 Mar 2016

Dmitri Aliev (RUS) won the Junior Men's Short Program and Anna Duskova/Martin Bidar (CZE) took the lead in the Junior Pairs Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 kicked off in Debrecen (HUN) on Wednesday...

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Debrecen (HUN) Preview

14 Mar 2016

The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 will open in Debrecen, Hungary, on March 16. Hungary has hosted the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships twice before, in 1995 and 1991, both in times in Budapest.

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) Day 2

13 Mar 2016

The final day of the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2016 resumed today in Seoul, Korea with both the Ladies and Men competing in the 1000m, 3,000m Super Final and Relay events. Minjeong Choi (Korea) was crowned the Lady World Short Track Speed Skating Champion, while Tianyu Han (China) earned the honors as World Short Track Speed Skating Champion on the men’ side.

ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final - Heerenveen (NED) Day 3

13 Mar 2016

Brittany Bowe (USA) and Kjeld Nuis (NED) went home with the Grand World Cup at the World Cup Final in Heerenveen on Sunday. In the final Men’s 500m race Ronald Mulder grabbed the first Dutch season win in the shortest distance. Bowe took her fourth win of the weekend in the ladies’ 1000m, Denis Yuskov (RUS) added another gold to his row of 1500m medals and the season was concluded with two spectacular Mass Starts. Irene Schouten (NED) won the ladies’ event after crashing early in the race and Bart Swings (BEL) took the men’s gold.

ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2016 - Chanchun (CHN) Review

13 Mar 2016

Elizaveta Kazelina became the first female Russian World Junior Allround Champion, when she powered to the title with three distance wins in Changchun on Saturday. After two consecutive Dutch victories in the men’s tournament, Benjamin Donnelly took the title to Canada for the second time in history.

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) Day 1

12 Mar 2016

Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) and Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN) lead their respective championship classification at the end of the second day of racing at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2015. The skaters competed in the 1500 m and 500 m events today, as well as in the Relay semi finals.

ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final - Heerenveen (NED) Day 2

12 Mar 2016

Brittany Bowe (USA) was the queen of the ice in Heerenveen on Saturday. The World Sprint Champion won both the ladies’ 500m and 1500m, with compatriot Heather Richardson-Bergsma coming second on both occasions. Sven Kramer (NED) won the man-to-man battle with compatriot Jorrit Bergsma in the 5000m.

ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final - Heerenveen (NED) Day 1

11 Mar 2016

Brittany Bowe (USA) started the World Cup Final with another victory in the 500m in Heerenveen on Friday. In the Men’s 500m Ruslan Murashov (RUS) grabbed gold in Thialf Stadium. Despite being absent Martina Sábliková (CZE) won a milestone 3000/5000m World Cup, with Natalya Voronina (RUS) winning the final race of the season.

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships Seoul (KOR) Preview

09 Mar 2016

The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2016 will be held in Seoul, Korea on March 11-13. Korea will host the World Championships for the third time (Gangneung 2008, Jeonju 2001). A total of 129 skaters from 35 ISU Members are entered to compete.

ISU Shanghai Trophy 2016 - Review

07 Mar 2016

The inaugural ISU Shanghai Trophy, a combined Short Track Speed Skating and Synchronized Skating event, was held at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center on March 4-6. Team Paradise (RUS) took the first Shanghai Trophy title in Synchronized Skating while the host China topped every Short Track podium.

ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2016 - Berlin (GER) Day 2

06 Mar 2016

Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) did everything he could in defense of his country in Berlin, but he had to bow his head for Kramer and finished second. Jan Blokhuijsen (NED) took the bronze medal. In the Ladies’ tournament Martina Sábliková (CZE) defeated Ireen Wüst (NED) in a hard fought battle to take her career fourth World Allround Title.

ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2016 - Berlin (GER) Day 1

05 Mar 2016

Sven Kramer (NED) anticipated on a record extending eighth world allround title, when he took a firm lead in the classification after Day 1 of the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Berlin. His rivals crashed, withdrew or just had to settle for Kramer’s supremacy in the 5000m. Martina Sábliková (CZE) and Ireen Wüst (NED) put up a great fight in the ladies’ competition. The Czech lady edged out Wüst in an exciting 3000m and leads overnight with a 0.03 margin in Sunday’s 1500m over her Dutch arch rival.

ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2016 – Berlin (GER) Preview

04 Mar 2016

Berlin will host the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships for the third time in history. Sven Kramer leads the Dutch quest to equal Norway’s record total of 36 World Allround titles in the Men’s tournament at Sportforum Hohenschönhausen. Martina Sábliková (CZE) and Ireen Wüst (NED) will probably reignite their battle for the ladies’ crown after Wüst’s absence on the international stage in the first half of the World Cup season. Kramer and Sáblíková are the defending Champions.

ISU Shanghai Trophy 2016 - Preview

03 Mar 2016

The inaugural ISU Shanghai Trophy 2016 will be held in Shanghai, China, on March 4-6. The event combines Synchronized Skating and Short Track Speed Skating. It is the first time that an ISU Event combines the two disciplines.

ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2016 Seoul (KOR) - Day 2

28 Feb 2016

Brittany Bowe (USA) and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) successfully defended their World Sprint titles at the 47th World Sprint Championships in Seoul.

ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2016 Seoul (KOR) - Day 1

27 Feb 2016

Heather Richardson-Bergsma (USA) and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) lead the classification after day one of the 47th World Sprint Championships in Seoul, but the battle is far from over. Jorien ter Mors (NED) put the pressure on Richardson beating her in the 1000m, and Kjeld Nuis (Ned) did the exact same thing to Kulizhnikov in the men’s tournament.

ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2016 Seoul (KOR) - Preview

26 Feb 2016

The 47th World Sprint Championships in Seoul give the world’s best sprinters a taste of Korea two years before the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. Seoul hosts the World Sprint Championships for the second time in history after Jeremy Wotherspoon (CAN) and Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt (GER) took the titles there in 2000. The United States lead the all-time medal table of the World Sprint Championships with 20 gold medals, ahead of Russia (combined with the Soviet Union) with 15 and Canada with 10. Korea is seventh on the list with a total of seven titles.

ISU Four Continents Championships 2016 - Taipei City (TPE) Day 4

21 Feb 2016

Patrick Chan (CAN) struck gold as the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2016 wrapped up in Taipei City (TPE) Sunday ...

Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games - Short Track Speed Skating Review

20 Feb 2016

32 athletes from 16 countries competed in the Short Track Speed Skating competitions between February 14 and 20, 2016. Medals were up for grabs in five events including the Ladies and Men 1000m, 500m and the Mixed NOC Team Relay. The crowd were supportive of the YOG athletes competing at Gjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, which is located inside a mountain in the picturesque lakeside town of Gjøvik.

ISU Four Continents Championships 2016 - Taipei City (TPE) Day 3

20 Feb 2016

Satoko Miyahara (JPN) and pair skaters Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) skated to gold as the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2016 continued in Taipei (TPE) Saturday ...

Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games - Figure Skating Review

20 Feb 2016

76 athletes from 24 countries competed in the Figure Skating competitions between February 13 and 20, 2016. Five medal events including the Ladies, Men, Pair Skating, Ice Dance and Mixed NOC Team event took place at the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre.

Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games - Speed Skating Review

19 Feb 2016

54 athletes from 20 countries competed in the Speed Skating competitions between February 13 and 19, 2016. Seven medal events including the Ladies and Men 500m, 1500m, Mixed NOC Team Sprint and Ladies and Men Mass Start took place in the iconic Olympic Hall Viking Ship in Hamar.

ISU Four Continents Championships 2016 - Taipei City (TPE) Day 2

19 Feb 2016

Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) danced to gold at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2016 in Taipei (TPE) on Friday. Boyang Jin (CHN) won the Men's Short Program ...

ISU Four Continents Championships 2016 - Taipei City (TPE) Day 1

18 Feb 2016

Satoko Miyahara (JPN), pair skaters Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) and ice dancers Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) skated to the lead as the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2016 opened in Taipei (TPE) Thursday.

ISU Four Continents Championships 2016 - Taipei City (TPE) Preview

15 Feb 2016

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2016 will open in Taipei City (TPE) on Thursday. A total of 98 skaters from 15 ISU Members have been entered for the event, among them defending champions Denis Ten (KAZ), Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) and Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) ...

ISU World Cup Short Track 2015 - Dordrecht (NED) Day 2

14 Feb 2016

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2015/16 concluded today in Dordrecht (NED) with the Ladies and Men’s 500 m, second 1000 m and the Relay events.

ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 Kolomna (RUS) - Day 4

14 Feb 2016

Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) managed to shrug off his initial nerves when he retained his 500m title after a superb second run in 34.42. Jorien ter Mors (NED) took the Ladies’ 1500m title on the final day of the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 in Kolomna. In the conclusive Mass Start races Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) took the Men’s and Ivanie Blondin (CAN) the Ladies’ title

ISU World Cup Short Track 2015 - Dordrecht (NED) Day 1

13 Feb 2016

Racing resumed today in Dordrecht (NED) for the sixth stop of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2015/16 with the Ladies and Men’s 1000 m and 1500 m events

ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 Kolomna (RUS) - Day 3

13 Feb 2016

Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) crushed the 1000m track record to become the second Russian male speed skater winning the 1000m world title after Sergey Klevchenya in 1996. The enthusiastic Russian crowd also cheered for world champions Sven Kramer (NED) in the Men’s 5000m, Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) in the Ladies’ 500m, and the Dutch ladies in the Team Pursuit at the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 in Kolomna on Saturday.

ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 Kolomna (RUS) - Day 2

12 Feb 2016

Denis Yuskov retained his crown in the Race of Kings. The Russian took 1500m gold on home ice and became the first male speed skater to win three consecutive world titles in the 1500m. It was a spectacular second day of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 in Kolomna, with 1000m gold for Jorien ter Mors (NED), Martina Sáblíková (CZE) taking a record extending eighth 5000m title and the Dutch men winning Team Pursuit gold.

ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 Kolomna (RUS) - Day 1

11 Feb 2016

Sven Kramer (NED) took his fourth world title in the 10,000m on the first day of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 in Kolomna. Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) took silver to grab Canada’s first medal in the longest distance for men. Martina Sáblíková (CZE) edged out Ireen Wüst (NED) by 0.08 seconds to take the Ladies 3,000m gold.

ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 Kolomna (RUS) - Preview

10 Feb 2016

The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 will be held at the Kometa Stadium in Kolomna from February 11 to 14. The tournament kicks off with the Men’s 10,000m and the Ladies’ 3000m on Thursday.

ISU World Cup Short Track 2015 - Dresden (GER) Day 2

07 Feb 2016

The fifth stop of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2015/16 concluded today in Dresden (GER) with the Ladies and Men’s 500 m, second 1500 m and the Relay events.

ISU World Cup Short Track 2015 - Dresden (GER) Day 1

06 Feb 2016

Racing resumed today in Dresden (GER) for the fifth stop of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2015/16 with the Ladies and Men’s 1000 m and 1500 m events.

ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 -Stavanger (NOR) Day 3

31 Jan 2016

Brittany Bowe (USA) secured the 1000m World Cup and took the track record from absent Jorien Ter Mors and holds the fastest time in Norway. Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) won both the 500m and the 1000m again while Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won the 3000m and is certain of winning the World Cup.

ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 -Stavanger (NOR) Day 2

30 Jan 2016

After forty victories in long distances and Mass Start events, Martina Sáblíková (CZE) took her 41st World Cup victory in the 1500m. Sven Kramer (NED) proved to be in good shape by winning the 5000m. Jing Yu (CHN) won the ladies’ 500m in a fast time while Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) won the 1000m.

ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Bratislava (SVK) - Pairs Free Skating

30 Jan 2016

Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov of Russia claimed the gold medal in the Pairs event. Germany’s Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot earned the silver medal and the bronze went to Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia.

ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Bratislava (SVK) - Ice Dance Free Dance

30 Jan 2016

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France danced off with the gold medal. Italy’s Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte took the silver medal and the bronze went to Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev of Russia.

ISU World Junior Short Track Championships 2016 - Sofia (BUL) Day 2

30 Jan 2016

The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2016 concluded today with the crowning of the individual and team champions. Chunyu Qu (CHN) was crowned the Lady Champion, while Ziwei Ren (CHN) took the championship title on the men’s side. In the team events, the relay champions for both the ladies and men’s competition were China.

ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 -Stavanger (NOR) Day 1

29 Jan 2016

Jorien ter Mors (NED) impressed by skating the fastest lowland 1000m ever in Norway. The Chinese ladies and the Russian men dominated the 500m. Hong Zhang (CHN) won the ladies’ 500m and Pavel Kulizhnikov the men’s 500m on the first day of the first ISU World Cup in the Sørmarka Arena in Stavanger. Denis Yuskov skated the fastest 1500m.

ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Bratislava (SVK) - Pairs Short Program

29 Jan 2016

Olympic Champions Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov of Russia won the Pairs Short Program. Germany’s Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot came second and Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia are currently ranked third.

ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Bratislava (SVK) - Ladies Free Skating

29 Jan 2016

Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia skated off with the gold medal and led a Russian sweep of the Ladies podium. It was the second consecutive Russian podium sweep in the Ladies event and the sixth in history.

ISU World Junior Short Track Championships 2016 - Sofia (BUL) Day 1

29 Jan 2016

Yesterday was the qualifying rounds in all individual distances and today the World’s best junior took the ice in Sofia for the Ladies and Men 1500 m and 500 m finals.

ISU European Figure Skating Champiomships 2016 - Bratislava (SVK) - Ice Dance Short Dance

28 Jan 2016

Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte of Italy won the Short Dance. Defending champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France came second and Russia’s Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev follow in third place.

ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Bratislava (SVK) - Men Free Skating

28 Jan 2016

Javier Fernandez of Spain skated to his fourth consecutive European title. Alexei Bychenko of Israel claimed a historic first medal for his country at the European Championships with the silver. Russia’s Maxim Kovtun settled for the bronze.

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