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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2014/15 – Seoul (KOR) Day 1

China wins both the Ladies and Men 1000 m events. Yutong Han of China led from start to finish to take the win in the Ladies 1000 m. She finished ahead of Marianne St-Gelais of Canada, while Elise Christie of Great Britain placed third. World Cup classification leader, Suk Hee Shim (KOR) finished fourth, given her enough point to hold onto the lead. On the Men’s side, Dajing Wu of China claimed the win in the 1000 m event. Dajing Wu took the lead from Yoon-Gy Kwak (KOR) with two laps to go; Kwak crossed the finish line in second place. Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands finished in third while Charles Hamelin (CAN) finished fourth. The third place finish allows Sjinkie Knegt to take the lead in the World Cup classification for the distance.

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Synchronized Skating

The ISU Communication 1921 has been published...

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ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2015 - Media Accreditation

Media are informed that the media information for the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2015 are now open

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Technical Handbook 2014 – 2015

Synchronized Skating has been revised...

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Heerenveen (NED) Day 3

On the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating weekend in Heerenveen’s skating arena Thialf, Jan Szymanski (POL) won the 1500m for the second week in a row. The Bergsma home had a good day with a strong solo victory for Jorrit Bergsma (NED) in the mass start and two gold medals for his girlfriend Heather Richardson (USA) on the 500m and the 1500m. Ivanie Blondin (CAN) won the Ladies’ Mass Start and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) again won the 500m. Seven skaters improved their personal best times. After the final World Cup event in 2014, Ireen Wüst (NED) and Kulizhnikov lead the Grand World Cup.

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ISU World Cup Short Track 2014 Shanghai (CHN) Day 2

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2014/15 resumed today in Shanghai, China Montreal with the Ladies and Men’s 1000 m, second 500 m and the Relay events.

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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Day Three

The competition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final concluded Saturday with the Pairs, Ladies and Men’s Free Skating and the Free Dance.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Heerenveen (NED) Day 2

Sven Kramer (NED) took the first home gold in the fourth leg of ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Heerenveen, when the Dutch men clinched the top four spots in the 5000m. In the Ladies’ 1000m Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe topped the podium for the USA. The Dutch ladies continued their winning streak in the Team Pursuit and thus won the final World Cup ranking. Russian rocket Pavel Kulizhnikov skated his first sub-1:09 to take gold in the 1000m.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2014/15 – Shanghai (CHN) Day 1

The third stop of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2014/15 resumed today in Shanghai, China with the Ladies and Men’s 500 m and 1500 m events.

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Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) dance to lead in Short Dance and Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) wins Men’s Shor

Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) dance to lead in Short Dance and Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) wins Men’s Shor

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ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Day Two

Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes Junior Ladies gold, Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov (RUS) dance to Junior Ice Dance gold, Shoma Uno (JPN) strikes Junior Men’s gold and Julianne Seguin / Charlie Bilodeau (CAN) skate to Junior Pairs gold

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Heerenveen (NED) Day 1

The Korean men clinched this season’s Team Pursuit World Cup, when they won the third and final leg in this event in Heerenveen on Friday. Martina Sábliková (CZE) defeated Ireen Wüst (NED) in a fierce battle in the Ladies’ 3000m and Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) took gold in the 500m for Ladies. Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) dominated the Men’s 500m in a personal best time. Ten other skaters set a personal best on Friday and Christian Oberbichler (SWI) even broke the Swiss national record, when he finished his 500m in 35.71.

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ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final after Short Program and Short Dance

Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes Junior Ladies Short Program while Anna Yanovskaya/Sergey Mozgov (RUS) lead in Junior Short Dance, Sota Yamamoto wins Junior Men Short Program and Julianne Seguin/Charlie Bilodeau capture Junior Pairs Short Program

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Duhamel/Radford (CAN) claim Pairs Short Program and Tuktamysheva (RUS) grabs Ladies Short Program

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final continued on Thursday in Barcelona (ESP) with the Pairs and Ladies Short Programs.

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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Preview

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating will come to an end this week with the Finals in Barcelona (ESP).

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2014/15 - Update

The full details for the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating season has been released with information on competitions, conditions, distances, entries, host members and more has been released on ISU Communication 1918..

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Berlin (GER) Day 3

The Polish revolution continued with the first 1500m victory for Jan Szymanski (POL) and another 500m win for Artur Was (POL) on the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating weekend in Berlin. Norway took both silvers. A tight win for Ireen Wüst (NED) over Heather Richardson (USA) and Marrit Leenstra (NED) made the 1500m ladies exciting and Sang-Hwa Lee took another 500m win. Irene Schouten (NED) and Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) took gold in the Mass Start. Five skaters improved their personal best times, bringing the total of this weekend to 27, including four national records.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Berlin (GER) Day 2

German gold and silver for Nico Ihle and Samuel Schwarz in the Men’s 1000m was the highlight of the second day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating races in Berlin on Saturday. In the Ladies’ 1000m Brittany Bowe and Heather Richardson topped the podium for the USA. Dutchmen Jorrit Bergsma and Douwe de Vries sandwiched Norwegian Sverre Lunde Pedersen on the 5000m podium and the Dutch ladies continued their winning streak in the Team Pursuit, followed by the strong Polish team. On Saturday 8 skaters improved their personal best times, which adds up to 22 personal bests for the weekend.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Berlin (GER) Day 1

It was a historic Friday for Polish skating in Berlin. After Artur Was (POL) grabbed his career first World Cup victory in the Men’s 500m, his compatriots Zbigniew Bródka, Jan Szymanski and Konrad Niedzwiedzki clinched the first Polish World Cup gold in the Men’s Team Pursuit to wrap up the first day of the third leg in the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15. World Cup leader Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) crashed in the final pair of the 500m. Ireen Wüst (NED) won the 3.000m for Ladies and Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) took her fourth World Cup win of the season in the Ladies’ 500m.

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Frankfurt Seminar 2015

The ISU Communication 1917 has been published...

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Weaver/Poje (CAN) dance to gold at NHK Trophy

Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) danced to the gold medal as NHK Trophy wrapped up in Osaka (JPN) on Sunday...

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Gold (USA), Murakami (JPN), Duhamel/Radford (CAN) skate to victory at NHK Trophy

Gracie Gold (USA), Daisuke Murakami (JPN) and Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) skated to victory as NHK Trophy continued in Osaka (JPN) on Saturday. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) took the lead in the Short Dance...

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Gold (USA), Mura (JPN), Duhamel/Radford (CAN) skate to lead at NHK Trophy

Gracie Gold (USA), Takahito Mura (JPN) and Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) took the lead in the Short Programs at NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Friday...

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ISU Ice Dance Technical Committee (IDTC) Walter Zuccaro

Further to the unfortunate passing of IDTC member, Mr. Gilles Vandenbroeck (ISU Communication No. 1916), please be informed that...

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NHK Trophy provides last chance to qualify for ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 continues this week with NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN), the sixth and final event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The event is headlined by Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), World silver medalists Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) and World bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN)

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ISU President Cinquanta receives the Doctor Honoris Causa by the National Sports Academy

The President of the International Skating Union Mr Ottavio Cinquanta was presented with the honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa by the Rector, Associate Professor Pencho Geshev, of the National Sports Academy Vassil Levski in Sofia Bulgaria.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Seoul (KOR) Day 3

With Chinese, Russian, Czech and Italian victories, there was nothing to be seen of last season’s Dutch dominance on the final day of the second leg of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series in Seoul. The Korean World Cup weekend finished with the Ladies’ 1000m, the men’s second 500m, and the Mass Start for both men and Ladies. In total eight different nationalities topped the podiums.

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Radionova, Kovtun, Stolbova/Klimov, Papadakis/Cizeron take gold at Trophee Bompard

Elena Radionova (RUS), Maxim Kovtun (RUS), Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) and Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) struck gold as Trophee Bompard wrapped up in Bordeaux (FRA) on Saturday...

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Seoul (KOR) Day 2

Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) took revenge, Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) kept winning and Marrit Leenstra (NED) beat fellow-Dutch Ireen Wüst. Leg two of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15 in Seoul (KOR) continued with the Men’s 10,000m, the Ladies’ second 500m, the Men’s 1000m and the Ladies’ 1500m on Saturday. In all distances except for the 500m, the Track Record was broken and two skaters set personal best times. Experience proved to be the key in the longest distance, in which 38-year-old Bob de Jong (NED) won with daylight between him and his opponents.

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Radionova, Ten, Stolbova/Klimov, Papadakis/Cizeron lead at Trophee Bompard

Elena Radionova (RUS), Denis Ten (KAZ), Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) and Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) skated to the lead as Trophée Eric Bompard opened in Bordeaux, France on Friday with the Pairs, Ladies and Men’s Short Programs and the Short Dance. Trophee Bompard is the fifth of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Several skaters have the chance to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Barcelona (ESP)...

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Seoul (KOR) Day 1

The second leg of ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15 started in Seoul (KOR). 42-year-old Claudia Pechtstein (GER) won the Ladies’ 5000m, Noa Kodaira (JPN) beat Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) in the ladies’ 500m, Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) took his first World Cup win in the 1500m and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) blasted to another 500m win.

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Handbooks for Officials 2014 Ice Dance

Additional Questions & Answers of Handbooks for Officials 2014 Ice Dance have been published...

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Trophee Bompard ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Preview

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 continues this week with Trophée Eric Bompard in Bordeaux, France, the fifth of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Several skaters have the chance to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Barcelona (ESP). The event is headlined by Olympic and World silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS), World silver medalists Julia Lipnitskaia and Tatsuki Machida (JPN) as well as Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten (KAZ)...

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Obihiro (JPN) Day 3

The ISU World Cup Speed Skating series continued with the 1500m, the second 500m and the Mass Start for both Ladies and Men on Sunday. Both 1500m and 500m races were won in track record times and five skaters improved their personal best, bringing this weekend’s total to 17. Vanessa Bittner even set a new national record for Austria in the 500m: 38.33.

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ISU World Cup Short Track 2014 Montreal (CAN) Day 2

Arianna Fontana (ITA) and Dmitry Migunov (RUS) claim wins in the 500 m, Suk Hee Shim (KOR) wins the 1000 m in consecutive World Cup events and Korea claims the Ladies and Men’s Relay

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Gold for Fernandez, Hongo, Stolbova/Klimov and Chock/Bates at Rostelecom Cup

Javier Fernandez (ESP), Rika Hongo (JPN), Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) and Madion Chock/Evan Bates (USA) took the gold medals as the competition at Rostelecom Cup wrapped up in Moscow on Saturday...

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Obihiro (JPN) Day 2

Debutant Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) is the sprinting revelation of this season’s first ISU World Cup Speed Skating weekend in Obihiro. After his impressive silver medal in the first 500m on Friday, the 20-year-old Russian clinched the gold medal in the 1000m on Saturday. In the Ladies’ event Marrit Leenstra (NED) took her first career 1000m World Cup win. Both the Men’s and the Ladies’ Team Pursuit events were dominated by the Dutch, with the Japanese Ladies taking silver on home soil.

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ISU World Cup Short Track 2014 Montreal (CAN) Day 1

Kexin FAN (CHN) and Dajing Wu (CHN) win the first 500 m of the weekend while Korea claims four medals in the 1500 m

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Death of Gilles Vandenbroeck

It is with profound regret and sorrow that we inform you of the death of our good friend and ISU Ice Dance Technical Committee member...

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Chartrand, Fernandez, Stolbova/Klimov, Chock/Bates lead at Rostelecom Cup...

Alaine Chartrand (CAN), Javier Fernandez (ESP), Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) and Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) skated to the lead as Rostelecom Cup opened in Moscow (RUS) on Friday with the Short Programs and the Short Dance...

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ISU Speed Skating Media Guide 2014/15

The ISU Speed Skating Media Guide 2014/15 is now available.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Obihiro (JPN) Day 1

The ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15 took off with the Men’s 5000m, the 500m for Ladies and Men and the Ladies’ 3000m in Obihiro (JPN) on Friday. In both long distances the track record was broken a few times and a total of six skaters set a personal best. The record for the oldest World Cup participant was broken by Martin Hänggi (SUI). The 46-year-old skated in the 5000m in the B-division.

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Rostelecom Cup ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Preview

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 continues this week with Rostelecom Cup in Moscow, Russia, the fourth of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. While several skaters aim at qualifying for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Barcelona (ESP), others are entering the series just now. The event is headlined by Olympic and World silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) and European Champion Javier Fernandez (ESP)...

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Series 2014/15 Preview

The Speed Skating season starts on November 14 with the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Series. The first of seven World Cup events takes place in Obihiro (JPN) on November 14 to 16

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Berlin (GER) Media Accreditations

The media information for the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Berling (GER) is now available.

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ISU World Cup Short Track 2014 Salt Lake City (USA) - Day 2

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2014/15 resumed today in Salt Lake City (USA) with the Ladies and Men’s 500 m, second 1000 m and Relay events.

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Tuktamysheva, Kovtun, Peng/Zhang, Papadakis/Cizeron claim titles at Lexus Cup of China

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS), Maxim Kovtun (RUS), Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang (CHN) and Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) are the Lexus Cup of China Champions 2014. The event was the third of six events in the ISU of Figure Skating and the competition wrapped up Saturday in Shanghai (CHN)...

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ISU World Cup Short Track 2014 Salt Lake City (USA) - Day 1

Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) and Victor An (RUS) win the first 1000 m of the weekend while Korean skaters dominate the 1500 m at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Event

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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final - Barcelona (ESP) Media Accreditations

The media information for the ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating 2014 is now available.

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Lipnitskaia, Kovtun, Peng/Zhang and Shibutani/Shibutani lead at Lexus Cup of China

Maxim Kovtun (RUS), Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS), Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang (CHN) and Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) took the lead in the Short Programs and Short Dance as Lexus Cup of China opened Friday in Shanghai...

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ISU World Cup Short Track 2014 Salt Lake (USA) - Preview

The Short Track season starts tomorrow with the ISU World Cup Short Track series. The circuit consists of six events across North America, Asia and Europe

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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating continues with Lexus Cup of China

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 continues this week with the Lexus Cup of China, the third of six events in the series, in Shanghai. Several top skaters are making their season debut this week in China, including Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Ice Dance World Champions Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (ITA)...

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Technical Handbook 2014 – 2015

Synchronized Skating has been published...

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ISU Short Track Speed Skating Media Guide 2014/15

The ISU Short Track Speed Skating Media Guide 2014/15 is now available.

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ISU Ice Dance Development Training Seminar for Novice and Junior Ice Dance Couples and their Coaches

The ISU announces that the ISU Ice Dance Technical Committee through an initiative of the ISU Sport Directors and with the support by the ISU Development Program is organizing an...

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Mura (JPN), Pogorilaya (RUS), Duhamel/Radford (CAN), Weaver/Poje (CAN) strike gold at Skate Canada

Takahito Mura (JPN), Anna Pogorilaya (RUS), Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) and Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) struck gold on as the competition concluded at Skate Canada International in Kelowna on Saturday...

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ISU European Figure Skating Championships Media Accreditations

The media accreditations for the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2015 are now open.

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Fernandez (ESP), Pogorilaya (RUS), Duhamel/Radford (CAN), Weaver/Poje (CAN) lead at Skate Canada

Javier Fernandez (ESP), Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN), Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) and Anna Pogorilaya (RUS) took the lead as Skate Canada International started Friday with the Short Programs and Short Dance in Kelowna (CAN)...

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ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Media Accreditations

The media accreditations for the ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2014/15 are now open.

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Mass Start Speed Skating Racing Rules & Safety Measures 2014-15

Complementing ISU Technical Rule 253, paragraph 4b and ISU Communication Nos. 1887 and 1889...

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Skate Canada ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Preview

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 continues this week with Skate Canada International, the second of six events, in Kelowna, BC. 55 skaters/couples from 12 ISU Members have been invited to Skate Canada. The event is headlined by World silver medalists Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN), European Champion Javier Fernandez ESP) and World bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN)...

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Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov (RUS) take Pairs title & Elena Radionova (RUS) skates off with gold

Hilton HHonors Skate America conclude Sunday in Hoffman Estates (Chicago), USA, with the Pairs and Ladies Free Skating and the Exhibition Gala. Hilton HHonors Skate America was the first of six events in the

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Tatsuki Machida (JPN) and Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) skate to gold

Tatsuki Machida (JPN) and ice dancers Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) skate to gold at Hilton HHonors Skate America in Hoffman Estates (Chicago).

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Decisions of the ISU Council

The ISU Council met on October 17-19, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland...

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