2021 ISU World bronze medalists Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier of Canada danced to a confident lead in the Rhythm Dance, setting a new personal best score en route. Second placed Skate America silver medalists Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) are looking for another silver and the spot in the ISU Grand Prix Final. Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko (USA) are standing in third place as they head into the Free Dance on Saturday.
Kevin Aymoz of France surprisingly took the lead in the Men’s Short Program over hot favorite Ilia Malinin (USA). Japan’s Shun Sato came third.
Reigning ISU World silver medalist Loena Hendrickx of Belgium topped the Women’s Short Program, edgingahead of Japan’s two-time ISU Four Continents Champion Mai Mihara by a mere 1.30 points. Mana Kawabe, also from Japan, sits in third.
Rebecca Ghilardi/Filippo Ambrosini of Italy skated to the lead in the Short Program and held on to their chance to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Anastasiia Smirnova/Danylo Siianytsina (USA) follow in second place, while Georgia’s Anastasiia Metelkina/Daniil Parkman came third.
For the launch of the first-ever World Ice Skating Day (WISD) on December 4th 2022, the International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to count among its partners the charity organization Inclusive Skating, dedicated to providing skaters with any form of disability or impairment an equitable participation in ice skating sports. This collaboration naturally came to life, as Inclusive Skating’s mission perfectly aligns with the World Ice Skating Day initiative: a global annual festival opening up the world of Ice Skating to everyone regardless of any social, economic, cultural or physical considerations.
The last spots for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino (December 8-11, 2022) are on the line as ISU World silver medallist Loena Hendrickx (BEL), rising star, and Skate America Champion Ilia Malinin (USA) as well as ISU World medalists Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) will compete at the sixth and last ISU Grand Prix event in Espoo, Finland, this week.
The ISU is delighted to launch our Recast Channel, joining a rapidly growing list of rights holders on the pioneering Over-The-Top (OTT) sports platform, enabling fans to watch content.
On December 4, the ISU will be celebrating Ice Skating sports all around the world by launching the first edition of the World Ice Skating Day. To date, more than 30 countries on all continents will take part in this initiative and will organize a variety of events hand in hand with local skating clubs, rinks and national skating federations. Lausanne (SUI), the Olympic Capital and home of international sports organizations, will join this Ice Skating festival by hosting a special event at the Vaudoise Aréna rink with Alexia Paganini (SUI) – the Swiss national Figure Skating champion – as guest-star.
ISU World Champion Shoma Uno of Japan fought back in the Free Skating to score a runaway victory at the Grand Prix NHK Trophy. Teammate Sota Yamamoto collected the silver medal while Korea’s Junhwan Cha rose from sixth to earn the bronze.
Canada’s Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Soerensen clinched their first ISU Grand Prix gold medal in Sapporo on Saturday, beating favorites and three-time ISU World medalists Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) at the NHK Trophy.
Yelim Kim skated to women’s gold in Sapporo, winning the first ISU Grand Prix title for Korea in 13 years. Japan’s reigning ISU World Champion Kaori Sakamoto had to settle for the silver medal while her teammate Rion Sumiyoshi claimed bronze.
2022 ISU World silver medalists Riku Miura/Ryuichi Kihara of Japan cruised to the second ISU Grand Prix gold medal of their careers in style with a strong performance on home ice in Sapporo on Saturday.
Sota Yamamoto shone on home ice in the Men’s Short Program to come out on top as the first day of competition at the ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy came to a close in Sapporo. He surpassed his teammate and ISU World Champion, Shoma Uno, and France’s Adam Siao Him Fa in a competition of many mistakes.
Canada’s Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Soerensen snatched a slim lead over favorites Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) in the Rhythm Dance at the ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy in Sapporo (JPN) on Friday. But with only 0.66 points between the top two teams, everything is still to play for in the Free Dance on Saturday. Caroline Green/Michael Parsons (USA) finished third.
It is with deep sorrow and regret that the International Skating Union (ISU) learned of the death of the President of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia and ISU Honorary Member Alexander Georgievitch Gorshkov who passed away on November 17, aged 76.