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ISU believes that the European Commission’s antitrust allegations are unfounded

The International Skating Union (ISU) is surprised by the news that the European Commission has adopted a “Statement of Objections” in the course of its antitrust investigation of the ISU’s eligibility rules prohibiting Skaters from participating in unauthorized events that are not on the ISU international calendar.

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Additional Questions & Answers #5 for Referees & Judges Ice Dance

Additional Questions & Answers #5 for Referees & Judges 2016 Ice Dance have been published.

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Decisions of the ISU Council

The ISU Council met on September 9-10, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. The following decisions were taken by the Council during the meeting.

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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/17 - Media accreditations open

Media accreditation for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series are now open.

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Featured interview: Alla Loboda & Pavel Drozd (RUS)

The Russian Junior Ice Dance Champion Alla Loboda/Pavel Drozd won the bronze medal at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and ISU Junior World Championships 2016. The couple will start their season at the Junior Grand Prix in Saransk, Russia, this week.

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Handbooks for Referees 2016/2017

Synchronized Skating technical documentation update for Referees season 2016/17

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Official ISU hashtags for 2016/17 & ISU Social Media Hub

In an effort to streamline social media conversations around ISU Events and Championships, an extensive list of "Official ISU Hashtags" for all ISU Events, Series and Championships is now available. The ISU also launches its newly curated social media page.

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Entries ISU Championships 2017 (Revised)

ISU Communication 2033 has been revised.

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ISU Synchronized Skating Championships 2016/2017

All announcement and Entry Forms have been published...

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Special Regulations & Technical Rules Speed Skating 2016

The ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Speed Skating 2016 have been published and are available under the ISU Statutes, Constitution, Regulations & Technical Rules section

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Special Regulations & Technical Rules Short Track Speed Skating 2016

The ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Short Track Speed Skating 2016 have been published and are available under the ISU Statutes, Constitution, Regulations & Technical Rules section

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ISU Figure Skating Championships 2016/2017

All announcement and Entry Forms have been published...

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GOE Guidelines, Reductions & Deductions Season 2016-17

Guidelines for marking the GOE’s of Synchronized Skating Elements, Guidelines for Judges - Errors in Synchronized Skating Elements, Guidelines for Referees, Judges and Technical Panel Deductions, Guidelines for Judges - Adjustments to Grade of Execution (GOE), Guidelines for Judges – Program Components (PC)

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Additional Questions & Answers #1 for Referees & Judges Single Skating

Additional Questions & Answers #1 for Referees & Judges 2016 Single Skating have been published.

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Additional Questions & Answers #4 for Referees & Judges Ice Dance

Additional Questions & Answers #4 for Referees & Judges 2016 Ice Dance have been published. Attention - This includes a very important information for all Ice Dance Referees.

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Corrections to ISU Communications 2008, 2012, 2016

This Communication replaces ISU Communication No. 1967 Included are Corrections to ISU Communications 2008, 2012, 2016 and the Clarifications and Calling details for the Technical Requirements Season 2016/17

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ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating 2016/17, including International Competitions for "neo-seniors"

The ISU Junior World Cup will be organized as a series of International Competitions subject to regulations given in this ISU Communication. The ISU Junior World Cup is an ISU Event, financially supported through the ISU Development Program.

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Accident at ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in St-Gervais (FRA)

On August 25, 2016 around 14:00 local time, a shuttle bus transporting two athletes and two coaches from the official hotel to the ice rink, was involved in an accident.

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Special Regulations & Technical Rules Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance 2016

The ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance 2016 have been published and are available under the ISU Statutes, Constitution, Regulations & Technical Rules section

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Safety measures & racing rules for Mass start Races at ISU Speed Skating Events

This Communication 2038 is an update of ISU Communication No. 1957 which was issued for the season 2015-16. It contains important regulations on safety measures, making it mandatory for Competitors to wear certain safety gear and racing suits with specific qualities.

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National Results 2015/16

In accordance with Rule 104, paragraph 13 a), b) and c) the ISU publishes the national results for the season 2015/16.

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ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2016 - Preview

The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2016/17 features the best junior skaters of the world and provides young skaters aged 13 to 19 (21 for the male Ice Dance and Pair Skating partners) with the opportunity to compete at a high international level.

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Qualification process & entry procedures for ISU Speed Skating Championships 2016/17

Further to ISU Communication No. 2033 (Entries ISU Championships 2017), this Communication contains detailed information on the qualification process and entry procedures for ISU Speed Skating Championships for the season 2016/17.

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ISU Honorary President Ottavio Cinquanta receives Olympic Order

During the 129th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session that took place in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), ISU Honorary President Mr. Ottavio Cinquanta became Honorary IOC Member and was awarded with the Olympic Order.

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Rules of Procedure for the Officials Assessment Commission – Evaluation of Judging - Assessments

Based on Article 23 of the 2016 ISU Constitution and the Special Regulations Single & Pair Skating, Ice Dance, Rule 440 and the Special Regulations Synchronized Skating, Rule 930, the Council determined this Communication to replace ISU Communication No. 1962 with immediate effect.

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Rules of Procedure for the Officials Assessment Commission – Evaluation of Judging - Assessments

Based on Article 23 of the 2016 ISU Constitution and the Special Regulations Single & Pair Skating, Ice Dance, Rule 440 and the Special Regulations Synchronized Skating, Rule 930, the Council determined this Communication to replace ISU Communication No. 1962 with immediate effect.

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Featured interview: Wenjing Sui & Cong Han (CHN)

After the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 in Boston we sat down with Wenjing Sui & Cong Han to talk about figure skating and much more.

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Additional Questions & Answers #3 for Referees & Judges Ice Dance

Additional Questions & Answers #3 for Referees & Judges 2016 Ice Dance have been published. Attention - This includes a very important information for Senior Ice Dance Couples.

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Figure skating Music Rules 343 and 823 changes

At the 2016 Congress Proposal 236 for Rules 343 and 823 paragraph 1.a) and 2 regarding the music reproduction system was accepted. Due to "technical" and "operational" concerns, the Council has decided to suspend the new Rules and replace them by the old ones, still allowing CDs and CD players at Competitions.

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Figure skating Music Rules 343 and 823 changes

At the 2016 Congress Proposal 236 for Rules 343 and 823 paragraph 1.a) and 2 regarding the music reproduction system was accepted. Due to "technical" and "operational" concerns, the Council has decided to suspend the new Rules and replace them by the old ones, still allowing CDs and CD players at Competitions.

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Entries ISU Championships 2017

ISU Communication 2033 has been published.

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ISU Judges & Referees Seminars 2016 - Helsinki

The ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee (SySTC) has arranged for this year’s ISU Judges / Referees seminars which will take place in Helsinki, FINLAND on October 21 - 23, 2016.

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Female Athlete Health e-learning tool

IOC e-learning tool on "Female Athlete Health" has been launched

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2016/17

ISU Communication 2031 on the ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2016/17

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Citizenship / Residence Requirements and Clearance Procedure

(This Communication replaces Communication No. 1420) The ISU Council, following the adoption of certain amendments to Rule 109 of the ISU General Regulations by the 2016 Congress, has enacted the following updated Clearance Procedure...

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Announcement of International Speed Skating & Short Track Speed Skating Competitions 2016/17

The list of International Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Competitions for the season 2016/17 is now available.

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List of Officials season 2016/17 for Single & Pair Skating, Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating

List of Referees, Judges, Technical Controllers, Technical Specialists, Data & Replay Operators season 2016/17 for Single & Pair Skating, Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating

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Personalized helmets and dedicated numbers for Short Track Speed Skating

Personalized helmets and dedicated numbers for Short Track Speed Skating (Including enforcement of rule 102 paragraph 6 in regards to helmets).

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Handbooks for Technical Panels, Referees and Judges

Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance technical documentation update for season 2016/17

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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/17 Announcement

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/17 series Announcement has been published.To access this document, please select the document at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating page.

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ISU Anti-Doping Program - Samples and Reanalyze Policy

In order to protect the clean Skaters and in line with the ISU Anti-Doping Rules (ISU Communication 1922, Article 6.5 “Further Analysis of Samples”), the ISU has improved its Anti-Doping Program by implementing a “Samples Long Term Storage and Reanalyze” Policy based on Article 5.2.2.12.1 of the WADA International Standard for Laboratories and applying the respective WADA Guidelines for Long Term Storage.

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ISU Statement on the WADA Independent Person Report

The ISU is truly appalled and deeply saddened by the findings of the McLaren Report (IP Report).

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ISU Course for Speed Skating Referees Park City (USA)

The ISU has decided to hold a course for Speed Skating Referees, which will be organized by the ISU Speed Skating Technical Committee and US Speedskating (as hosting ISU Speed Skating Member) in Park City, Utah (USA), September 29–October 2, 2016

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AISTS SEMOS™ and SEMOS+™ modules

On behalf of the Académie Internationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sport (AISTS), ISU Members are informed that AISTS is organizing the AISTS SEMOS™ and SEMOS+™ modules.

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Featured interview: Boyang Jin (CHN)

After the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 in Boston we sat down with Boyang Jin for an interview on much more than just skating.

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Challenger Series Announcement

The Announcement for the ISU Challenger Series in Figure Skating 2016/17 has been published.

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Guidelines for International Novice Competitions

New guidelines have been published in ISU Communication 2024 replacing ISU Communication 2013.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2016/17

The full details for the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating season 2016/17 has been released with information on competitions, conditions, distances, entries and more.

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Olympic and World Champions to compete in ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2016/17

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.

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ISU Short Track Speed Skating Officials’ Course

In accordance with ISU Rule 289, paragraph 6.b), the ISU has decided to hold a course for ISU Referees, ISU Starters and ISU Competitors Stewards in Short Track Speed Skating, which will be organized by the ISU in Calgary, Canada on October 5-9, 2016.

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ISU Examinations to become an ISU Judge

ISU Examinations to become an ISU Judge will be held in Oberstdorf, Germany, from September 22nd - 13:00 to September 24th, 2016

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ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/17 announcements

All ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/17 individual announcements have been published.

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List of Referees, Starters and Competitors Stewards, season 2016/17

List of Referees, Starters and Competitors Stewards, season 2016/17 for Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating

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List of Referees, Starters and Competitors Stewards, season 2016/17

List of Referees, Starters and Competitors Stewards, season 2016/17 for Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating

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Various changes accepted by the 56th ISU Congress for Ice Dance

Various changes in the General Regulations, Special Regulations and Technical Rules, accepted by the 56th ISU Congress for Ice Dance

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Handbooks for Officials Ice Dance

Ice Dance technical documentation update for season 2016/17

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Educational DVD for Pattern Dance Elements 2016/17

The Ice Dance Technical Committee has produced an educational DVD with demonstration of correct and incorrect technical execution according to Key Point Features for each Key Point. It is available for sale at the price of CHF 30 from the ISU Secretariat.

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Decisions of the Council

The ISU Council met on June 5, 11 & 12, 2016 during the International Skating Union’s 56th Ordinary Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The following were among the decisions taken by the Council.

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Changes in General Regulations, Special Regulations and Technical Rules

Single & Pair Skating changes in General Regulations, Special Regulations and Technical Rules accepted by the 56th ISU Congress

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Guidelines for International Novice Competitions

Single & Pair Skating Scale of Values, Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for marking Grade of Execution, season 2016/17

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Ice Dance Scales of Values, effective July 1st 2016

Ice Dance Scales of Values, effective July 1st 2016

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Guidelines for International Novice Competitions

Guidelines for International Novice Competitions. The following Communication replaces Communications No. 1947

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Elements in Synchronized Skating and Scale of Values of the Synchronized Skating Elements

This Communication replaces ISU Communication 1966 and SOV information on page 1 of ISU Communication 1967. Included are: Clarification to ISU Communication 2012 Appendix A – Elements in Synchronized Skating Appendix B - Scale of Values of the Synchronized Skating Elements

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Provisional allotments of ISU Championships

The ISU Council decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Championships

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