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ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2017/18 Preview

21 Aug 2017

The Figure Skating Olympic winter season starts on August 23 with the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating.

New World Records Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating

16 Jun 2017

In accordance with article 19, paragraph 2.f), the ISU Council homologated the following Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating World Records

Provisional allotments of ISU Championships 2020

06 Jun 2017

The ISU Council decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Championships for the year 2020.

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Assignments

26 May 2017

The World's top figure skaters including reigning Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), 2010 Olympic Champions Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN), World, European and Four Continents Champions and medalists will compete in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series in the 2017/18 Olympic season.

ISU announces Audi as new title sponsor of the Audi ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2017/18

16 May 2017

The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to announce that Audi has been named title sponsor of the Audi ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2017/18. The agreement was reached between FAW-VW Sales Company, Beijing Malon Sports and the ISU.

Skaters and Coaches appointments to ISU Technical Committees

04 May 2017

The ISU Council has appointed the following Skaters and coaches to join the respective Technical Committees in Single & Pair Skating, Ice Dance, Synchronized Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating

ISU World Team Trophy 2017 - Day 3

22 Apr 2017

Team Japan recaptured the ISU World Team Trophy title they had won once before in 2012. Japan totaled 109 points over the three days of competition. Team Russia moved up again to second place to claim the silver medal with 105 points while three-time and defending champions team USA earned the bronze with 97 points.

ISU World Team Trophy Day 2

21 Apr 2017

Team Japan defended their lead on the second day of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating with 81 points. Team USA moved up on spot and sits in second now with 78 points while Russia slipped to third at 74 points.

ISU World Team Trophy Day 1

20 Apr 2017

Team Japan skated to the lead on day one of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating, edging Russia by a tie breaker. Both teams have 44 points. Team USA follows in third at 43 points.

ISU World Team Trophy Tokyo (JPN) Preview

18 Apr 2017

The fifth edition of the ISU World Team Trophy will take place April 19 to 23 at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

ISU World SYS Championships 2017 Free Skating

09 Apr 2017

Team Paradise (RUS) repeated as World Champions as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 concluded Saturday in Colorado Springs (USA). Team Marigold Ice Unity (FIN) finished a close second while Team Nexxice (CAN) took the bronze...

ISU World SYS Championships Short Program

07 Apr 2017

Defending World Champions Team Paradise of Russia took the lead in the Short Program as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships opened Friday in Colorado Springs (USA). Finland’s Marigold Ice Unity and RCKT are not far behind sitting in second and third...

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - Colorado Springs (USA) - Preview

06 Apr 2017

The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, CO (USA) April 7-8. A total of 24 teams representing 19 ISU members have been entered for the Championships. This is the 18th edition of the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.

Figure Skating Quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018

04 Apr 2017

Twenty-four ISU Members have earned quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018 at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 in Helsinki. 24 places were available for Men’s and Ladies, 16 for Pairs and 19 for Ice Dance.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Men Free Skating

01 Apr 2017

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu retained the World title he had won in 2014 and set new record scores in the Free Skating. His teammate Shoma Uno secured with silver a second medal for Japan while Boyang Jin of China repeated as World bronze medalist

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 Helsinki (FIN) - Free Dance

01 Apr 2017

Canada’s Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) returned in style on the World Championship stage to take their third World title with a new highest total score. Two-time World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron won the Free Dance with a new record score, but remained in second to earn the silver medal while Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) pulled up from fourth to clinch the bronze.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 Helsinki (FIN) - Short Dance

31 Mar 2017

Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada won the Short Dance, setting a new record score en route. Defending Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France came second and USA’s Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue follow in third place.

John Coughlin (USA) & Alper Uçar (TUR) are elected to the ISU representative ISU Athletes Commission

31 Mar 2017

John Coughlin (USA) & Alper Uçar (TUR) are elected to the ISU representative ISU Athletes Commission

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Ladies Free Skating

31 Mar 2017

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva jumped and spinned to her second consecutive World title and set new record scores on the way. Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman took the gold and silver medals. Canada for the first time has two Ladies on a World podium.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Men Short Program

30 Mar 2017

Javier Fernandez of Spain achieved a personal best score to take the lead in the Men’s Short Program. Shoma Uno of Japan came second and Canada’s Patrick Chan finished third, both setting personal best scores as well in what was a high-level event.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Pairs Free Skating

30 Mar 2017

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China claimed their first World title after two consecutive silvers. Germany’s Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot took the silver medal and the bronze went to Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Ladies Short Program

29 Mar 2017

Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes lead in highly competitive Ladies Short Program

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Pairs Short Program

29 Mar 2017

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han capture lead in exciting Pairs Short Program

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 Helsinki (FIN) - Preview

27 Mar 2017

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Helsinki, Finland, on March 29. The ISU World Figure Skating Championships will be held in Helsinki for the third time after 1999 and 1983.

ISU World Junior FS Championships 2017 - Free Dance

18 Mar 2017

Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) danced off with the gold medal at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships continued in Taipei City (TPE) Saturday. Alla Loboda/Pavel Drozd (RUS) took the silver medal and the bronze went to Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko (USA) ...

ISU World Junior FS Championships 2017 - Ladies Free Skating

18 Mar 2017

Alina Zagitova (RUS) skated to victory as the competition at the ISU World Junior Championships 2017 concluded with the Ladies Free Skating Saturday in Taipei City (TPE). Marin Honda (JPN) claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) ...

ISU World Junior FS Championships 2017 - Ladies Short Program

17 Mar 2017

Alina Zagitova (RUS) captured the lead in the Ladies Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued in Taipei City (TPE) Friday. Marin Honda (JPN) and Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) are currently sitting in second and third place ...

ISU World Junior FS Championships 2017 - Pairs Free Skating

17 Mar 2017

Pair skaters Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya/Harley Windsor made history by winning the first ISU Championship figure skating title for Australia at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 in Taipei City (TPE) on Friday. ...

ISU World Junior FS Championships 2017 - Short Dance

16 Mar 2017

Alla Loboda/Pavel Drozd (RUS) edged out Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) narrowly to take the lead in the Short Dance as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued in Taipei City (TPE) Thursday. Anastasia Skoptcova/Krill Aleshin (RUS) are currently ranked third ...

ISU World Junior FS Championships 2017 - Men Free Skating

16 Mar 2017

Vincent Zhou (USA) struck gold at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 in Taipei City (TPE) on Thursday. Russia's Dmitri Aliev and Alexander Samarin claimed up the silver and bronze medals ...

ISU World Junior FS Championships 2017 - Pairs Short Program

15 Mar 2017

Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS) won the Pairs Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued Wednesday in Taipei City (TPE). Yumeng Gao/Zhong Xie (CHN) are currently ranked second followed by Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya/Harley Windsor (AUS)...

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Taipei City (TPE) - Preview

13 Mar 2017

The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Taipei, Chinese Taipei, on March 15. Taipei hosts the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships for the first time, but has hosted the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships before.

Bergsma and Nuis take home Grand World Cup

12 Mar 2017

Kjeld Nuis and Heather Bergsma convincingly took hold of the Men’s and Ladies’ Grand World Cup on the last day of the 2016/2017 World Cup season. Both Nuis and Bergsma won the final 1500m in Stavanger on Sunday.

KPN ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Rotterdam NED - Day 3

12 Mar 2017

Elise Christie (GBR) and Yi Ra Seo (KOR) were crowned the World Short Track Speed Skating Champions for 2017

Sáblíková wins 11th long distance World Cup

11 Mar 2017

Martina Sáblíková (CZE) took gold in the 3000m to win her 11th consecutive long distance World Cup at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup Final Stavanger on Saturday. In the Men’s tournament Kjeld Nuis concluded a near perfect season with a gold medal to take the 1000m World Cup.

ISU World Jnr SyS Championships Day 2

11 Mar 2017

Team Junost (Russia 2) skated to gold as the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships concluded Saturday in Mississauga (CAN) with the Free Skating. Team Fintastic (Finland 1) repeated as silver medalists while the defending champions Team Musketeers (Finland 2) pulled up from fourth to claim the bronze...

ISU World Short Track Speed SKating Championships - Rotterdam (NED) Day 2

11 Mar 2017

Christie takes first ever Ladies World Champion title for Britain, Fan takes fourth World Championships gold, Da Woon Sin (KOR) wins second 1500m World title, Sjinkie Knegt (NED) makes the crowd go wild with 500m title

Viktor Knoch (HUN) elected Short Track Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

10 Mar 2017

Viktor Knoch (HUN) elected Short Track Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

ISU World Jnr SyS Championships Day 1

10 Mar 2017

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships opened in Mississauga (CAN) Friday with the Short Program. Team Crystal Ice Junior (Russia 1) edged out Team Junost (Russia 2) for a narrow lead. Team Fintastic (Finland 1) is currently ranked third...

ISU World Short Track Speed SKating Championships - Rotterdam (NED) Day 1

10 Mar 2017

The 2017 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships kicked off today in Rotterdam, Netherlands with the qualification heats for the following three individual distances: Ladies and Men 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m.

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 Rotterdam (NED) - Preview

09 Mar 2017

The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships start on Friday March 10, 2017 in Rotterdam (NED). The World Short Track Champions will be crowned on Sunday March 12.

ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating 2017, Mississauga (CAN) Preview

09 Mar 2017

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships will be held in Mississauga (CAN) March 10 and 11. A total of 19 teams representing 14 ISU members have been entered for the Championships.

ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final Stavanger (NOR) - Preview

09 Mar 2017

The ISU Speed Skating World Cup visited Stavanger for the first time in 2016, and this weekend the Sørmarka Arena will host the World Cup Final for the first time. Kjeld Nuis (NED) and Heather Bergsma (USA) will defend their leading positions in the Grand World Cup standings.

Wúst and Kramer take Allround Titles

05 Mar 2017

It did not come easy, but Dutch Ireen Wüst managed to recapture the World Allround Title after a two-year reign by Martina Sáblíkova. In the Men’s tournament Sven Kramer (NED) topped an all-Dutch podium, with Patrick Roest and Jan Blokhuijsen taking silver and bronze.

Takagi surprise leader, Kramer unassailable

04 Mar 2017

Miho Takagi (JPN) is the surprise leader in the Ladies’ classification after Day 1 of the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Hamar Norway. In the Men’s tournament Sven Kramer (NLD) laid a solid foundation for his ninth World Allround title, leading the classification ahead of countrymen Patrick Roest and Jan Blokhuijsen after the first two distances.

ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Hamar (NOR) Preview

02 Mar 2017

Dutch record champion Sven Kramer is the outright favorite to win his career ninth World Allround Speed Skating title in Hamar this weekend. In the ladies’ tournament Ireen Wüst (NED) will again challenge Martina Sáblíková (CZE), who will aim for a third consecutive title.

ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Calgary (CAN) - Day 2

26 Feb 2017

Nao Kodaira became the first Japanese lady to win the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships in Calgary on Sunday. Kai Verbij (NED) survived a nerve wrecking miss stroke in the final 1000m to grab his first career World Sprint Title. Both Kodaira and Verbij skated a World Record in the sprint combination.

ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Calgary (CAN) - Day 1

25 Feb 2017

The Olympic Oval in Calgary confirmed its status as one of the fastest ice rinks in the World with 59 personal best times and 20 national records on Day 1 of the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships. Nao Kodaira set two big steps towards her career first World Sprint Title, winning both the 500m and the 1000m. The Men’s tournament is very close. Kai Verbij (NED) is in pole position, with a 0.11 lead over Germany’s Nico Ihle.

ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Calgary (CAN) - Preview

23 Feb 2017

The 48th ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships will be held on the fast ice of the Calgary Olympic Oval in Canada, which will host these Championships for the fifth time in history. Only Heerenveen (NED) hosted the tournament more often (six times).

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