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Featured Interview: Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS)

The current ISU World and European Champion discusses her preparation for Helsinki, her fans and her coach.

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ISU Seminars for Referees and Judges 2017

ISU Seminars for Referees and Judges 2017 for Synchronized Skating

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Judges & Referees Seminars venue change

Judges & Referees Seminars for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance venue has changed from Beijing to SuZhou.

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Parsons/Parsons (USA) dance off with gold at ISU World Junior Championships

Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) danced off with the gold medal at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships continued in Taipei City (TPE) Saturday. Alla Loboda/Pavel Drozd (RUS) took the silver medal and the bronze went to Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko (USA) ...

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Zagitova (RUS) claims gold at ISU World Junior Championships

Alina Zagitova (RUS) skated to victory as the competition at the ISU World Junior Championships 2017 concluded with the Ladies Free Skating Saturday in Taipei City (TPE). Marin Honda (JPN) claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) ...

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Zagitova (RUS) wins Ladies Short at ISU World Junior Championhips

Alina Zagitova (RUS) captured the lead in the Ladies Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued in Taipei City (TPE) Friday. Marin Honda (JPN) and Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) are currently sitting in second and third place ...

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Alexandrovskaya/Windsor (AUS) win historic pairs gold at ISU World Junior FS Championships

Pair skaters Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya/Harley Windsor made history by winning the first ISU Championship figure skating title for Australia at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 in Taipei City (TPE) on Friday. ...

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Featured interview: Ryan McAnuff and Sean McAnuff

Ireland became a Speed Skating Member of the ISU in 2016. Siblings Ryan (22) and Sean McAnuff (19) skated for Ireland for the first time this season at World Cup Short Track Events and Ryan skated at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 in Rotterdam. We find out what sacrifices and how much dedication are required to make their dream of skating and developing the sport in Ireland come true.

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Loboda/Drozd (RUS) dance to slim lead in Short Dance at ISU World Junior Championships

Alla Loboda/Pavel Drozd (RUS) edged out Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) narrowly to take the lead in the Short Dance as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued in Taipei City (TPE) Thursday. Anastasia Skoptcova/Krill Aleshin (RUS) are currently ranked third ...

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Vincent Zhou (USA) strikes gold at ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships

Vincent Zhou (USA) struck gold at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 in Taipei City (TPE) on Thursday. Russia's Dmitri Aliev and Alexander Samarin claimed up the silver and bronze medals ...

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Aliev (RUS) grabs lead in Men's Short Program at ISU World Junior Championships

Dmitri Aliev (RUS) edged out Jun Hwan Cha (KOR) and Alexander Samarin (RUS) for a narrow lead in the Men's Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships opened Wednesday in Taipei City (TPE) ...

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Boikova/Kozlovskii (RUS) skate to lead in Pairs Short Program at Junior World Championships

Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS) won the Pairs Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued Wednesday in Taipei City (TPE). Yumeng Gao/Zhong Xie (CHN) are currently ranked second followed by Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya/Harley Windsor (AUS)...

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Featured Interview: Jun Hwan Cha (KOR)

Jun Hwan Cha (KOR) finished 5th at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer but has since progressed to win the bronze medal at the 2016 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Marseille. We find out how he feels about possibly becoming the next top skater from Korea

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ISU World Junior Figure Skating Champs 2017 - Taipei City (TPE) Preview

The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Taipei, Chinese Taipei, on March 15. Taipei hosts the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships for the first time, but has hosted the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships before.

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Nuis and Bergsma take home Grand World Cup

Dutch Kjeld Nuis and American Heather Bergsma convincingly took hold of the Men’s and Ladies’ Grand World Cup on the last day of the 2016/2017 World Cup season. Both Nuis and Bergsma won the final 1500m in Stavanger on Sunday.

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Elise Christie (GBR) and Yi Ra Seo (KOR) crowned World Short Track Speed Skating Champions

The KPN ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 concluded today with the crowning of this year’s individual and team champions. Elise Christie (GBR) and Yi Ra Seo (KOR) were crowned the World Short Track Speed Skating Champions for 2017:

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Junost (Russia 2) claims gold at ISU World Junior SYS Championships

Team Junost (Russia 2) skated to gold as the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships concluded Saturday in Mississauga (CAN) with the Free Skating. Team Fintastic (Finland 1) repeated as silver medalists while the defending champions Team Musketeers (Finland 2) pulled up from fourth to claim the bronze...

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Sáblíková wins 11th long distance World Cup

Martina Sáblíková (CZE) took gold in the 3000m to win her 11th consecutive long distance World Cup at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup Final Stavanger on Saturday. In the Men’s tournament Kjeld Nuis concluded a near perfect season with a gold medal to take the 1000m World Cup.

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Christie takes first Ladies World title for Britain and Knegt (NED) makes the crowd go wild

After spending yesterday racing through qualifying heats in all individual distances, the world’s best short track speed skaters took the ice today at the Rotterdam Ahoy arena in Rotterdam (NED) where the Ladies and Men 1500 m and 500 m champions were crowned.

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Ice Dance requirements for Technical Rules season 2017/18

Requirements defined in the Technical Rules as valid for one season only are: Pattern Dances for International Competitions, Music requirements for Pattern Dances for International Competitions, Rhythms or themes, Required Elements (including Key Points and Key Point Features for Pattern Dance Elements) and guidelines for Short Dance, Required Elements for Free Dance.

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Russian teams skate to narrow lead at ISU World Junior SYS Championships

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships opened in Mississauga (CAN) Friday with the Short Program. Team Crystal Ice Junior (Russia 1) edged out Team Junost (Russia 2) for a narrow lead. Team Fintastic (Finland 1) is currently ranked third...

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Viktor Knoch (HUN) elected Short Track Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

Viktor Knoch (HUN) elected Short Track Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

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Qualification heats kick off KPN ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

The 2017 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships kicked off today in Rotterdam, Netherlands with the qualification heats for the following three individual distances: Ladies and Men 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m.

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ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - Preview

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships will be held in Mississauga (CAN) March 10 and 11. A total of 19 teams representing 14 ISU members have been entered for the Championships.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final 16/17 - Stavanger (NOR) - Preview

The ISU Speed Skating World Cup visited Stavanger for the first time in 2016, and this weekend the Sørmarka Arena will host the World Cup Final for the first time. Kjeld Nuis (NED) and Heather Bergsma (USA) will defend their leading positions in the Grand World Cup standings.

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Featured interview: Suzanne Schulting & Sjinkie Knegt (NED)

Schulting and Knegt are the Dutch strongest cards for the World Championships in Rotterdam and they shared some of their thoughts ahead of this event.

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ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 Rotterdam (NED) - Preview

The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships start on Friday March 10, 2017 in Rotterdam (NED). The World Short Track Champions will be crowned on Sunday March 12. Unlike the World Cup where skaters race one or two distances and win distance titles, during the World Championships the skaters compete over four distances.

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ISU World Team Trophy 2017 - JPN Media Accreditation

ISU World Team Trophy 2017 - Tokyo (JPN) Media Accreditation are now open.

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Additional Questions & Answers #3

Additional Questions & Answers #3 for Synchronized Skating have been published. Concerns Group Lifts, Intersection Element, Pair Element Death Spiral.

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ISU Synchronized Skating Media Guide 2016/17

ISU Synchronized Skating Media Guide 2016/17

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Wüst and Kramer take Allround Titles

It did not come easy, but Dutch Ireen Wüst managed to recapture the World Allround Title after a two-year reign by Martina Sáblíkova. In the Men’s tournament Sven Kramer (NED) topped an all-Dutch podium, with Patrick Roest and Jan Blokhuijsen taking silver and bronze.

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Takagi surprise leader, Kramer unassailable

Miho Takagi (JPN) is the surprise leader in the Ladies’ classification after Day 1 of the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Hamar Norway. In the Men’s tournament Sven Kramer (NLD) laid a solid foundation for his ninth World Allround title, leading the classification ahead of countrymen Patrick Roest and Jan Blokhuijsen after the first two distances.

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Featured interview: Hege Bøkko & Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR)

The ISU spoke with Hege Bøkko & Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen from Norway to find out more about them and their sporting career.

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ISU Short Track Speed Skating Media Guide 2016/17

ISU Short Track Speed Skating Media Guide 2016/17

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ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - USA Media Accreditation

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - Colorado Springs (USA) Media Accreditation are now open.

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World Allround Speed Skating Championships - Preview

Dutch record champion Sven Kramer is the outright favorite to win his career ninth World Allround Speed Skating title in Hamar this weekend. In the ladies’ tournament Ireen Wüst (NED) will again challenge Martina Sáblíková (CZE), who will aim for a third consecutive title.

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Applications for ISU Championships season 2019/2020

ISU Members are invited to submit applications for the following ISU Championships for the year 2020 as listed below.

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ISU Challenger Series in Figure Skating Season 2017/18

The ISU Challenger Series, introduced during the 2014/15 season as an ISU series of International Figure Skating Competitions has proven to be successful and an excellent tool for many Skaters to get prepared for qualifying and competing in ISU Championships...

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Maiden World Sprint titles for Kodaira and Verbij

Nao Kodaira became the first Japanese lady to win the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships in Calgary on Sunday. Kai Verbij (NED) survived a nerve wrecking miss stroke in the final 1000m to grab his first career World Sprint Title. Both Kodaira and Verbij skated a World Record in the sprint combination.

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Kodaira on title course, tight battle in Men's tournament

The Olympic Oval in Calgary confirmed its status as one of the fastest ice rinks in the World with 59 personal best times and 20 national records on Day 1 of the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships. Nao Kodaira is on course for her career first World Sprint Title, and the Men’s tournament is very close, with Kai Verbij (NED) defending a 0.11 lead over Germany’s Nico Ihle.

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World Sprint Speed Skating Championships - Preview

The 48th ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships will be held on the fast ice of the Calgary Olympic Oval in Canada, which will host these Championships for the fifth time in history. Only Heerenveen (NED) hosted the tournament more often (six times).

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Three titles for Huizinga and Dutch ladies sweep Allround podium

Dutch skaters Chris Huizinga and Jutta Leerdam grabbed the Men’s and Ladies’ Allround gold at the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships on February 17-19, 2017. Norway’s Allan Dahl Johansson and Russia’s Daria Kachanova both grabbed two single distance titles at the artificial outdoor rink of Oulunkylä Sport Park in Helsinki.

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Nathan Chen (USA) skates to victory

USA’s Nathan Chen skated to victory in the Men’s event. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan moved up from third to claim the silver and Shoma Uno, also of Japan, earned the bronze.

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Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) skate off with Pairs gold

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China skated off with the Pairs gold. Canadians Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford and Liubov Ilyushechkina/Dylan Moscovitch picked up the silver and bronze medals.

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Mai Mihara (JPN) strikes gold

Mai Mihara of Japan came from fourth place to strike gold in what was her debut at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Gabrielle Daleman of Canada earned the silver medal and Mirai Nagasu (USA) pulled up from fifth to claim the bronze.

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Virtue/Moir take Four Continents Ice Dance title for the third time

Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada danced off with the gold medal, taking home their third Four Continents title. USA’s Maia Shibutani/ Alex Shibutani earned the silver medal and their teammates Madison Chock/Evan Bates claimed the bronze.

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Nathan Chen (USA) hits first in the Men's competition

Nathan Chen (USA) won the Men’s Short Program. Japan’s Shoma Uno and Yuzuru Hanyu finished second and third.

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Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) dance to lead in Short Dance

Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada danced to the lead in the Short Dance. USA’s Maia Shibutani/ Alex Shibutani and Madison Chock/Evan Bates follow in second and third.

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

China’s Wenjing Sui/Cong Han and Xiaoyu Yu/Hao Zhang finished first and second in the Pairs Short Program. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada are currently ranked third.

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Four Continents Figure Skating Championships - Gangneung KOR) Day1 LS

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued today in Gangneung, Korea, with the Pairs Short Program. The Four Continents Championships 2017 serve as a test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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World Junior Speed Skating Championships - Preview

Helsinki will host the World’s fastest junior speed skaters for the annual ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships on February 17-19. The Juniors have to prepare for tough conditions, because the event will be held at the artificial outdoor rink of Oulunkylä Sport Park.

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Featured interview: Team Japan

Four skaters from Japan, Rika Hongo, Keiji Tanaka, Satoko Miyahara and Yuzuru Hanyu talked to us about their skating career, competitions and their programs for this season amongst other topics before the ISU Four Continents Championships 2017.

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Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2016/17 - Review

The Chinese and Korean men have made their mark in the Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2016/17, and Daria Kachanova was queen of the ladies’ sprint events winning five out of a total of six races in the 500m and 1000m.

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Featured interview: Liu Brothers (HUN)

Shaolin and Shaoang Liu are taking Short Track by storm. They are strong contenders for the ISU World Championships in March.

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Obligations of ISU Members 2017

This Communication summarizes the main general obligations of ISU Members, according to the ISU Statutes and according to established procedures.

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ISU Ice Dance Seminars for Referees and Judges 2017

Further to ISU Communication No. 2054 and after having received ISU Members’ applications, the ISU recognized the following Seminars for Referees and Judges: Las Vegas, USA April 27 - 29, 2017 & Beijing, China June 7 - 9, 2017

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Preview: Four Continents Figure Skating Championships - Gangneung (KOR)

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Gangneung, Korea, on Thursday. Three reigning Four Continents Champions are back and hope to defend their title.

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ISU Short Track Speed Skating Referees’ Course 2017

The ISU has decided to hold a course for ISU Referees in Short Track Speed Skating, which will be organized by the ISU Short Track Speed Skating Technical Committee and the Deutsche Eisschnelllauf-Gemeinschaft (as hosting ISU Member) in Frankfurt, Germany on June 9-11, 2017.

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Bergsma wins epic 1500m, Kim delights home crowd

America’s Heather Bergsma won her second World Title at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, when she edged out Ireen Wüst (NED) for gold in the ladies’ 1500m on Sunday. Almost at the end of the Championships, Bo-Reum Kim delighted the home crowd with the first Korean title of the tournament, winning the Ladies’ Mass Start.

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ISU World Cup Short Track ends in Minsk

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 concluded today with the Ladies and Men 500 m, second 1500 m and Relay Finals. A One-two finish for Kazakhstan in the Men’s 500 m final. Yutong Han (CHN) and Yong Jin Liu (KOR) with their respective 1000 m (2) final. Russia (Ladies) and Netherlands (Men) take gold in the Relay events.

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Sáblíková takes 9th 5000m World Title

Martina Sáblíková won her ninth consecutive 5000m title on day 3 of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships. Kjeld Nuis took his maiden World Title in the Men’s 1000m, and Heather Bergsma took gold in the ladies’ 1000m. Sven Kramer closed the day with gold in the 10,000m.

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Double 1500 m gold for Korea

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 resumed today with the sixth and final round in Minsk, Belarus. The racing events today included the following: Ladies and Men’s 1000 m (1) and 1500 m finals, and the relay semi-finals. Yang Liu (CHN) and Dae Hwang Heon (KOR) win the first 1000 m of the weekend. Double 1500 m gold for Korea: Ah Rum Noh (Ladies) and Hyo Benn Lee (Men)

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Luiza Zlotkowska (POL) elected Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

Luiza Zlotkowska (POL) elected Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

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Kodaira delivers, Redemption for Smeekens

Japan’s Nao Kodaira won the Ladies’ 500m to become the first Japanese female skater taking individual gold in the history of the World Single Distance Championships. Dutch Jan Smeekens grabbed a long awaited gold in the Men’s 500m and the Netherlands won both the Ladies’ and the Men’s Team Pursuit events at day 2 of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships.

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