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Entries ISU Championships 2016

Information regarding the entries and quotas for the ISU Championships 2016 are published in ISU Communication 1956

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Announcement of International Speed Skating & Short Track Speed Skating Competitions 2015/16

According to ISU Regulations, Rule 104 paragraph 14.a), please find here below the list of International Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Competitions for the season 2015/16...

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Technical Panel Handbooks for Singles and for Pairs

New Technical Panel Handbooks for Singles and for Pairs have been published...

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Handbooks for Technical Panels, Referees and Judges Ice Dance

Current useful documentation for Ice Dance, including Handbook for Technical Panels, Handbook for Referees and Judges and Handbook for Officials – Pattern Dances have been updated...

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Technical Panel Handbooks for Singles and for Pairs

New Technical Panel Handbooks for Singles and for Pairs have been published...

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Handbooks for Technical Panels, Referees and Judges Ice Dance

Current useful documentation for Ice Dance, including Handbook for Technical Panels, Handbook for Referees and Judges and Handbook for Officials – Pattern Dances have been updated...

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New Initiatives for Promotion of Short Track Speed Skating

In order to attract more spectators and sponsors and create a TV friendly exposure of Short Track Speed Skating Events, the ISU Council supported initiatives presented by the ISU Sports Director Speed Skating and ISU Technical Committee Short Track Speed Skating and decided to adopt the following measures...

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New Initiatives for Promotion of Short Track Speed Skating

In order to attract more spectators and sponsors and create a TV friendly exposure of Short Track Speed Skating Events, the ISU Council supported initiatives presented by the ISU Sports Director Speed Skating and ISU Technical Committee Short Track Speed Skating and decided to adopt the following measures...

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Best National Results 2014/15

ISU Communication 1953 has been published...

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Synchronized Skating ISU Judges / Referees Seminar

The ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee (SySTC) has arranged for this year’s ISU Judges’ / Referees’ seminar to take place in Lyon (FRA) – October, 23-25, 2015

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Claudia Pechstein has not been rehabilitated

During the last six years Ms. Claudia Pechstein, the German speed skater who was sanctioned in 2009 for doping, has constantly organized media campaigns

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Educational DVD for Pattern Dance Elements 2015/16

The Ice Dance Technical Committee has produced an educational DVD to help Technical Panels, coaches and couples...

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2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games - Provisional Quota Places

The Qualification System for the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games (hereafter called YOG) for all three ISU disciplines (Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating) has been approved by the IOC Executive Board in July 2014...

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Protocol for on Ice Medical Emergencies in Figure Skating

ISU Communication 1951 has been published...

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Guidelines for International Novice Competitions

The revised guidelines for International Novice Competitions are now available in ISU Communication 1947...

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List of Officials season 2015/16 for Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating

Following nominations made by the ISU Members Referees, Starters and Competitors Stewards has been approved by the ISU effective as of August 1st, 2015....

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List of Officials season 2015/16 for Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating

Following nominations made by the ISU Members Referees, Starters and Competitors Stewards has been approved by the ISU effective as of August 1st, 2015....

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ISU Examinations to become an ISU Judge for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance

ISU Communication No. 1948 has been published. Pursuant to Rule 413, paragraph 3.e), the ISU Examination to become an ISU Judge in Single & Pair Skating will be held in...

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Deductions for Pattern Dance

The updated "Deductions for Pattern Dance" have been published...

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Decisions of the ISU Council

The ISU Council met on June 12-13, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland...

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Handbooks for Officials 2015

Additional Questions & Answers #2 for Officials 2015 Ice Dance have been published...

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Provisional allotments of 2018 ISU Championships

In accordance with Rule 127 of the ISU Regulations, the Council has provisionally allotted the following 2018 Championships

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Single & Pair Skating

Scale of Values, Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for marking Grade of Execution, season 2015 - 2016 are now available in ISU Communication 1944...

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Olympic and World Champions to compete in ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2015/16

The World's top figure skaters including reigning Olympic Champions Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov (RUS), who will make a comeback after sitting out the post-Olympic season, World and European Champions and medalists will compete in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2015/16. Three-time World Champion Mao Asada (JPN) and 2014 Olympic silver medalist Patrick Chan (CAN) also make their comeback on the series.

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Speed Skating Mass Start added to the 2018 Olympic program

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board met on June 8, 2015 and confirmed that the ISU request to include Speed Skating Mass Start was approved, however Synchronized Skating was not

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Ice Dance

Current and valid useful documentation for ISU Judging System in Ice Dance, has been updated for the 2015/16 season, including the new Question...

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ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2015/2016

All announcement and Entry Forms have been published...

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Synchronized Skating

Difficulty Groups of Elements including the Technical Requirements for Season 2015/16..

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ISU Short Track Speed Skating Starters’ Courses 2015

The ISU has decided in ISU Communication No. 1943 to hold two courses for ISU Starters in Short Track Speed Skating, which will be organized by the ISU in...

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The ISU moving to our new premises in Lausanne

Due to the moving to our new premises in Lausanne, the operations of the ISU Secretariat will be disrupted from Friday, May 29 through Tuesday, June 2, 2015. During these days the e-mail and phone/fax connections will mostly be interrupted...

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ISU Anti-Doping Procedures effective May 22, 2015

ISU Anti-Doping procedures to the ISU anti-doping rules compiled in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code 2015

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Rumors of removal of Ice Dance from the Olympic Program

There is absolutely no truth to this. The review of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games program is currently underway and a final decision will be made during the next meeting of the IOC Executive Board on June 7-8, 2015.

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Job Advertisement - Event Coordinator Speed Skating

The Event Coordinator Speed Skating is appointed by the ISU Council and will act with the primary focus to ensure the proper organization and conduct of the ISU Speed Skating Events (ISU Speed Skating Championships, ISU World Cup Speed Skating).

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ISU Synchronized Skating Development Camp (FIN)

The International Skating Union held the first ISU Synchronized Skating Development Training Seminar for Junior Age Skaters and their Coaches in Vierumäki (FIN) on May 9 - 16

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ISU World Development Trophy - Figure Skating Gdansk (POL)

The ISU Development Trophy for European countries was held from April 28 to May 4 in Gdansk (POL) and attracted 64 skaters and 35 coaches from 18 countries.

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Announcement of International Figure Skating and Synchronized Skating Competitions 2015/2016

In accordance with ISU Regulation 2014, Rule 104, paragraph 15, the following competitions have been announced...

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Change of date ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2016

The ISU Council has agreed to change the date of the 2016 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships...

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Change of date ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championship 2016

Change of date ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championship 2016

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USA strikes gold at ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating 2015

Team USA struck gold at the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating 2015 in Tokyo (JPN) on Saturday. Team Russia overtook Japan to claim the silver...

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Team USA defends lead at ISU World Team Trophy 2015

Team USA defended their lead as the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating 2015 continued in Tokyo (JPN) Friday...

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Team USA leads at ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating 2015

Team USA skated to the lead ahead of Team Japan and Team Russia as the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating 2015 opened in Tokyo (JPN) Thursday...

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ISU World Development Trophy - Short Track Auckland (NZL)

The third ISU World Development Trophy in Short Track Speed Skating was held in Auckland, New Zealand on 11-16 April 2015

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Russia, USA, Japan, Canada, France, China to compete at ISU World Team Trophy

Russia, USA, Japan, Canada, France and China have qualified teams for the fourth edition of the ISU World Team Trophy that will take place April 16 to 19 in Tokyo (JPN). Three reigning World Champions will lead their teams ...

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Ice Dance - Requirements for Technical Rules with ongoing validity, effective July 1st, 2015

The revised version of ISU Communication 1937 has been published.

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Ice Dance - Scales of Values, effective July 1st 2015

Scales of Values, effective July 1 2015 are now available in ISU Communication 1936

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ISU World Development Trophy

The ISU World Development Trophy for non-European ISU Members was held in the Icescape Ice Rink, IOI City Mall, Kuala Lumpur and attracted 57 skaters and 24 coaches from 14 countries

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Nexxice (CAN) strikes gold at ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships

Nexxice (Team Canada 1) struck gold as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships concluded Saturday in Hamilton (CAN)...

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Nexxice (Canada 1) skates to lead at ISU World Synchronized Championships

Nexxice (Team Canada 1) skated to the lead as the ISU World Synchronized Championships 2015 opened in Hamilton (CAN) on Friday...

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Well Balanced Program Content for season 2015-2016

Well Balanced Program Content for season 2015-2016

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2015/16

The full details for the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating season 2015/16 has been released with information on competitions, conditions, distances, entries and more.

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ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2015 - Hamilton (CAN) Preview

The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2015 will be held in Hamilton, Canada, on April 10 and 11. Canada hosts the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships for the third time.

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Decisions of the ISU Council

The ISU Council met on March 23-24, 2015 in Shanghai, China...

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ISU World Team Trophy 2015 Qualified Teams

Team Russia is the top qualifier for the ISU World Team Trophy followed by the USA, Japan, Canada, France and China. The teams ranked 1 to 6 in the ISU World Team Standings qualified for the event.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 - Ladies Free Skating

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia skated to the gold medal and became the first Russian lady in ten years to win the World title. Japan’s Satoko Miyahara claimed the silver medal and Elena Radionova of Russia took the bronze in their debut at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 - Men Free Skating

Javier Fernandez of Spain captured a historic World title. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu earned the silver medal and Denis Ten of Kazakhstan claimed the bronze.

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Allotment of ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (junior and senior) season 2015 /16

The Council has allotted the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2015/16 (junior & senior).

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 - Ice Dance Free Dance

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France upset the leaders after the Short Dance and danced off with the gold medal. Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to Canada’s Kaitlyn Weaver/ Andrew Poje. The French and U.S. ice dancers claimed their first World medals.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 - Men Short Program

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan captured the Men’s Short Program. Javier Fernandez of Spain came second and Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten follows in third.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 - Ladies Short Program

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia skated to a strong lead in the Ladies Short Program followed by her teammate Elena Radionova. Japan’s Satoko Miyahara finished third.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 - Pairs Free Skating

Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada skated to the gold medal and their first World title. China’s Wenjing Sui/Cong Han claimed the silver medal while the bronze went to their teammates Qing Pang/Jian Tong.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 - Ice Dance Short Dance

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 opened in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday with the Short Dance. 164 skaters/couples from 37 ISU Members have been entered for the Championship.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 - Pairs Short Program

Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada skated to the lead in the Pairs Short Program. China’s Qing Pang/Jian Tong and Weijing Sui/Cong Han came second and third before the final Free Skating on Thursday.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 - Preview

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 will open in Shanghai, China, on March 25. China hosts the ISU World Figure Skating Championships for the first time.

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Richardson takes ladies' Grand World Cup as the season ends in Erfurt

Heather Richardson (USA) and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) won the Grand World Cup and the 20,000 dollars that came with it, in the Final in Erfurt, Germany. Kulizhnikov did not have to race, as his victory had become clear on Saturday.

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