The off-season does not mean that the Skaters are just on vacation. Besides summer training and making new programs, there are a lot of things going on in the skating world. Let’s see what has happened in the past few weeks.
Emily Chan and Spencer Akira Howe, American Pair Skaters with Asian heritage, praise Figure Skating for being a safe space for inclusion.
This video takes you behind the scenes, providing a glimpse into the intense preparation and the deep emotional connection that Sara and Niccolo share. It unveils the untold stories of their triumphs and setbacks, shedding light on overcoming grief during the tumultuous times of the pandemic and indomitable spirit that have carried them to this groundbreaking moment.
In the world of sports, the bond between a coach and an athlete is often revered and celebrated. But what happens when that coach happens to be your sister? Meet Kimmy Repond (SUI), an exceptional athlete whose story is a testament to the power of family bonds and the unwavering support they can provide.
When Keegan Messing steps on to the ice, you can be sure that he has the crowd on his side. The Canadian did not need any major international championships titles to his name to become one of the most popular Skaters on the circuit – no matter if he performed in North America, in Europe or in Asia. With the end of the 2022/23 season, the now 31-year-old has bowed out of competition.
Japanese Ice Dance Champions Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi that opened new doors in the sport have retired from competitive skating. The popular dance team announced their decision first on their Instagram account.
Each season has something special about it. A post-Olympic season is not always easy with some top stars retiring or taking a break. At the same time, it is a chance for new talents to shine and for veterans to renew themselves. Historical achievements and new names coming up highlighted the 2022/23 Season.
Speed Skating fans, get ready to mark your calendars! The International Skating Union (ISU) has released its competition calendar for the next four seasons of Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating, and it promises to be an exciting few years for fans of the sport. From ISU World Championships to ISU World Cups, there will be no shortage of thrilling events to watch.
On September 29, 2022, Solène Mazingue (EST) suffered a fall during training at the Ice Academy of Montreal in Canada. She was rushed to the hospital and after a scan, doctors determined she needed surgery to stop internal bleeding in her head. Solène’s is a story of resilience and inspiration. She didn’t let this accident dictate the outcome of her life. Her partner Marko Gaidajenko (EST) has been with her along the way, showing her unconditional love and support.
Team USA skated off with their fifth ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating title as competition wrapped up in Tokyo (JPN) Saturday with the Pairs and Men’s Free Skating. The ISU World Team Trophy featured the top six teams of the 2022/23 season.
Team USA built on their Day 1 lead as the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating continued in Tokyo (JPN) Friday with the Pairs Short Program, the Free Dance and Women’s Free Skating. The ISU World Team Trophy features the top six teams of the 2022/23 season.
In April every year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) celebrates the #PlayTrueDay, a digital campaign dedicated at promoting clean sport worldwide. The International Skating Union (ISU) has been standing in solidarity with this cause over the years, as part of its ongoing mission to protect the integrity, fair play and ethics of ice skating sports.
Team USA skated into the lead as the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating kicked off in Tokyo (JPN) Thursday with the Rhythm Dance, Women’s and Men’s Short Programs. The ISU World Team Trophy features the top six teams of the 2022/23 season.
The top six teams of the 2022/23 season are set to compete at the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating (April 13-16, 2023) in Tokyo (JPN). Japan leads the qualifiers and is joined by the teams from the USA, Canada, Republic of Korea, Italy and France. The event features ten out of twelve of the medallists from the recent ISU World Figure Skating Championships, that took place in Saitama, Japan. The ISU World Team Trophy is a biennal event.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to reaffirm its continuous commitment to the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), a United Nations initiative promoting sport as a vector for peace and social change. Since its launch by the United Nations in 2013, this movement celebrates its 10th anniversary today.