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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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ISU 56th Ordinary Congress Dubrovnik – Election results

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

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ISU 56th Ordinary Congress Dubrovnik – Decisions of the Congress

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.

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Decision of the Bundesgerichtshof in the case of Ms. Claudia Pechstein

The International Skating Union has welcomed with satisfaction the decision of the Bundesgerichtshof in the case of the German Speed Skater Ms. Claudia Pechstein

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Difficulty Groups of Elements effective for the 2016/17 season

This Communication replaces ISU Communication 1942 for Synchronized Skating.

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Urgent matters of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress Dubrovnik 2016

Urgent matters of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress Dubrovnik 2016

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Results of the 2016 ISU Championships

The following ISU Communication contains the Results for all ISU Championships 2016 in Speed Skating, Short Track, Figure Skating and Synchronized Skating.

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Well Balanced Program Content effective for the 2016/17 season

This Communication replaces ISU Communication 1934 for Synchronized Skating.

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Figure Skating International Competitions calendar 2016/17 announced

Single & Pair Skating, Ice Dance & Synchronized Skating International Competitions calednar 2016/17 announced

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Agenda of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress Dubrovnik 2016

Agenda of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress Dubrovnik 2016

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First quadruple Flip performed in competition

Shoma Uno (JPN) became the first skater to perform a quadruple flip in an official competition in the Short Program of the Team Challenge Cup in Spokane (USA) on Friday, April 22, 2016.

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Candidates for ISU Office 2016

For this election Congress, the list of nominees grouped by elected positions containing the names of the nominees and the nominators is now available following the submission deadline of April 25, 2016.

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ISU Statement

Ekaterina Bobrova (RUS) Figure Skating Semen Elistratov (RUS) Short Track Speed Skating Ekaterina Konstantinova (RUS) Short Track Speed Skating Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) Speed Skating

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Ice Dance Requirements for Technical Rules 2016/2017

Requirements for Technical Rules with ongoing validity, effective July 1st, 2016. Part of the requirements for Technical Rules for Short Dance season 2017/18.

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Revised Single & Pair Skating Scale of Value and Guidelines for GOE

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

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

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.

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Decisions of the ISU Council

The ISU Council met on April 9 to 11, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.

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Summary of Championships applications 2017/18 & 2018/19

Further to ISU Communication No 1993 and in accordance with the Budapest Council decision, the summary of Championships application received by the ISU for Seasons 2017/18 and 2018/19 is now available.

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Single & Pair Skating Scale of Value and Guidelines for GOE

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

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Mr. David M. Dore

It is with profound regret and sorrow that the ISU learnt of the passing of ISU 1st Vice-President Figure Skating, skating pioneer and our good friend Mr. David M. Dore

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