As per the ISU Statement of March 2, the ISU, in consultation with the competent local authorities and the organizing ISU Members, is continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus developments and their impact on the upcoming ISU Events that at this time remain scheduled as planned
The revision to the ISTI that came into force on March 1st, 2020 is specifically related to the requirement for urine samples to meet a suitable specific gravity for analysis. Related documents is attached in this News.
We are pleased to announce the third edition of the ISU Healthy Skater Seminar that shall take place during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020 in Montreal. The theme for this edition’s seminar is ‘The Role of Nutrition in Performance’ moderated by ISU Medical Commission Chair Dr Jane Moran and supported by selected speakers.
On February 26, 2020 the ISU announced that the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2020 cannot be staged as originally foreseen on March 13-15, 2020 since, in light of the situation in South Korea, the competent authorities of the city of Seoul have closed the Mokdong Ice Rink and ordered the cancellation of all planned competitions.
ISU Communication No. 2311 invites ISU Members to make applications for Junior Skater Scholarships in accordance with the new ISU Development Program Communication (Communication No. 2310). The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.
Due to the further increase in the number of coronavirus cases in South Korea and China the IDTC has decided to postpone the Referees and Judges Seminars in these two countries. The new dates will be published as soon as possible.
The ISU stands by all those who have been affected and threatened by this situation and wishes success to all those fighting to overcome the crisis, with the expectation and hope that the situation will be restored to normal as quickly as possible.
In view of the upcoming ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships scheduled to be held in Seoul/South Korea on March 13-15, 2020, the ISU is especially monitoring the situation in the Seoul area.
ISU Recognized Single and Pair Skating Referees and Judges’ Seminars 2020
The online Referee Reappointment Learning Exercises available on the ISU eLearning platform continue to assist ISU Members and their Referees to fulfil part of the Referee Reappointment requirements.
With the support of the ISU Development Commission, the Fédération Française des Sports de Glace Union is organizing an international Novice Synchronized Skating development training seminar for Coaches and Team participants in Wasquehal (Lille), France on June 12 – 15, 2020.
The Challenger Series in Synchronized Skating consists of up to five (5) International Competitions linked together, giving adequate opportunities for many Teams to compete at the international level and earn World Standing Points. Additionally, it allows Teams and Officials to prepare for competing at the ISU Championships.
The fourth edition of the Pure as Ice 2019/20 took place at the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Bormio, Italy at the Ice stadium, Bormio with the support of the FISG.
The Challenger Series is an International Figure Skating Series, introduced during the 2014/15 season. Through ISU support, the objective is to ensure the proper and consistent organization and conduct of up to ten (10) International Competitions linked together within the Challenger Series.