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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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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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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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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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Team Paradise (RUS) skates to gold at ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Budapest

Team Russia 1 (Paradise) skated to the gold medal as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 wrapped up in Budapest (HUN) on Saturday. Team Finland 2 (The Rockettes) claimed the silver and the bronze went to Team USA 1 (The Haydenettes)

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Team Paradise (RUS) skates to the lead at ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Budapest

Team Russia 1 (Paradise) skated to the lead as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 opened Friday in Budapest (HUN). Team Finland 1 (Team Unique) and Finland 2 (The Rockettes) sit in second and third place ...

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ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 - Preview

The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 will be held in Budapest, Hungary, on April 8 and 9. Hungary hosts the Championships for the second time (Budapest 2008).

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ISU Ice Dance Technical Requirements 2016/17

Ice Dance Requirements for Technical Rules season 2016/17

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Revised ISU Ice Dance Seminars for Referees and Judges

Further to ISU Communication No 1977 and after having received Members’ applications, the ISU recognized the following Seminars for Referees and Judges.

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Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) strike gold

Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada came from second place in the Short Program to strike the Pairs gold. China’s Wenjing Sui/Cong Han earned the silver medal and Aljona Savchenko/ Bruno Massot of Germany captured the bronze medal in their debut as a team at the World Championships.

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Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) skates off with gold

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva skated off with the Ladies gold medal. Ashley Wagner (USA) pulled up from fourth to claim the silver medal and Anna Pogorilaya of Russia earned the bronze.

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Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) claim Pairs Short Program

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China claimed the Pairs Short Program. Canada’s Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford came second and Russians Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov are currently ranked third.

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Javier Fernandez (ESP) skates to gold

Competition day three at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 concluded Friday in Boston, USA with the Men’s Free Skating.

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Gracie Gold (USA) wins Ladies Short Program

Gracie Gold (USA) won the Ladies Short Program. Russia’s Anna Pogorilaya and Evgenia Medvedeva follow in second and third place.

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Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) dance off with gold

Day 2 Ice Dance Free Danse ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA)

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Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) dance to lead

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France danced to the lead as the competition opened with the Short Dance. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) came second followed by teammates Madison Chock/Evan Bates.

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Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) takes Men’s Short Program

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu skated to a strong lead in the Men’s Short Program. Javier Fernandez of Spain came second and Canada’s Patrick Chan is currently sitting in third place.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) Preview

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 will open in Boston, USA on March 30. Boston hosts the ISU World Figure Skating Championships for the first time, but the USA have hosted the World Championships twelve times before.

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Honda (JPN), McNamara/Carpenter (USA) skate off with gold at ISU World Junior Championships

Marin Honda (JPN) and ice dancers Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter (USA) skated to victory as the competition at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships wrapped up Saturday in Debrecen (HUN) ...

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ISU Statement

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

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Samohin (ISR) strikes Men's gold, Fedichkina (RUS) wins Ladies Short at ISU World Jr Championships

Daniel Samohin (ISR) struck gold in the Men's event as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 continued Friday in Debrecen (HUN). Alisa Fedichkina (RUS) took the lead in the Ladies Short Program ...

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Duskova/Bidar (CZE) skate to gold, Parsons/Parsons lead in Short Dance in Debrecen (HUN)

Anna Duskova/Martin Bidar (CZE) skated to the Junior Pairs gold medal as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 continued in Debrecen (HUN) Thursday. Earlier, Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) won the Junior Short Dance ...

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Duskova/Bidar (CZE), Aliev (RUS) skate to lead at ISU World Junior FS Championship in Debrecen (HUN)

Dmitri Aliev (RUS) won the Junior Men's Short Program and Anna Duskova/Martin Bidar (CZE) took the lead in the Junior Pairs Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 kicked off in Debrecen (HUN) on Wednesday...

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ISU World Junior Figure Skating Champs 2016 - Debrecen (HUN) Preview

The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 will open in Debrecen, Hungary, on March 16. Hungary has hosted the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships twice before, in 1995 and 1991, both in times in Budapest. 177 skaters from 44 ISU members have been entered for the Championships. Following a decision of the ISU congress in summer 2012, no preliminary rounds are skated, but participants need to have achieved a total element minimum score for both Short and Free Program. All skaters compete in the Short Program/Short Dance and the top 24 single skaters, top 16 Pairs and top 20 Ice Dance teams proceed to the Free Skating/Free Dance.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final – Heerenveen (NED) Day 3

Brittany Bowe (USA) and Kjeld Nuis (NED) went home with the Grand World Cup at the World Cup Final in Heerenveen on Sunday.

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ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships– Changchun (CHN) Review

Elizaveta Kazelina became the first female Russian World Junior Allround Champion, when she powered to the title with three distance wins in Changchun on Saturday.

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ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) Day 2

Minjeong Choi (Korea) was crowned the Lady World Short Track Speed Skating Champion 2016, while Tianyu Han (China) earned the honors as World Short Track Speed Skating Champion on the men’ side. Minjeong Choi finished the weekend with 66 points and one gold medal. Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) finished second overall with 63 points. Elise Christie (GBR) concludes the weekend with with 47 points. On the Men’s side, Tianyu Han (CHN) was crowned the champion by accumulating 68 points. Charles Hamelin finished in second place overall for the third time in his career with 48 points. Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN) finished in third place overall with 41 points.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final – Heerenveen (NED) Day 2

Brittany Bowe (USA) was the queen of the ice in Heerenveen on Saturday. The World Sprint Champion won both the ladies’ 500m and 1500m, with compatriot Heather Richardson-Bergsma coming second on both occasions. Sven Kramer (NED) won the man-to-man battle with compatriot Jorrit Bergsma in the 5000m.

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ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) Day 1

Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) and Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN) lead their respective championship classification at the end of the second day of racing at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2015. The skaters competed in the 1500 m and 500 m events today, as well as in the Relay semi finals.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final – Heerenveen (NED) Day 1

Brittany Bowe (USA) started the World Cup Final with another victory in the 500m in Heerenveen on Friday. In the Men’s 500m Ruslan Murashov (RUS) grabbed gold in Thialf Stadium. Despite being absent Martina Sábliková (CZE) won a milestone 3000/5000m World Cup, with Natalya Voronina (RUS) winning the final race of the season.

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ISU Statement

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ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) Preview

The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2016 will be held in Seoul, Korea on March 11-13. Korea will host the World Championships for the third time (Gangneung 2008, Jeonju 2001). A total of 129 skaters from 35 ISU Members are entered to compete.

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ISU Statement

Ekaterina Bobrova (RUS) Ice Dance

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ISU Shanghai Trophy 2016 - Review

The inaugural ISU Shanghai Trophy, a combined Short Track Speed Skating and Synchronized Skating event, was held at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center on March 4-6. Team Paradise (RUS) took the first Shanghai Trophy title in Synchronized Skating while the host China topped every Short Track podium.

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