It’s all about time in Speed Skating. Curiously enough, not much scientific research has been done comparing the finishing times of junior Skaters in talent development. Dr. Inge Stoter obtained her PhD at the University of Groningen in March of this year, doing exactly that. Last week she won the Boymans Prize on the Day of Sports Research in Eindhoven. The ISU is proud to have contributed to the research, which also led to the development of two practical tools for Speed Skating coaches.
In accordance with the ISU Regulations, Rule 417, paragraph 1, ISU Members may send to the ISU Secretariat, with a copy to the Chair of the Single & Pair Skating Technical Committee, applications for ISU Sponsored and Recognized Single & Pair Skating Judges’ Seminars 2021. The deadline for these applications is established as January 1, 2021.
The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many parts of the world means that travel restrictions are currently in place and the travel situation is likely to remain complex for the coming months in which the Beijing 2022 Test Events were scheduled. The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee (Beijing 2022), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Winter Sports Federations (IFs), concluded that it was necessary to take an immediate joint decision on a tailored programme based on the needs of each individual IF. Beijing 2022, the IOC, IPC and the IFs jointly decided to develop an adapted sports testing programme in preparation for the Olympic Winter Games 2022. The adapted programme will replace the organization of a series of international Test Events originally planned for the month of December 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.
Figure Skating Judge Reappointment Online Learning Exercises are now available on the ISU eLearning platform.
The ISU is releasing the entry quotas, qualifying times and details for ISU Short Track Speed Skating Championships for the season 2020/21.
ISU European Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2021 change dates and Speed Skating Hub concept approved
The Speed Skating ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) have been organizing a series of webinars, offering their expertise in coaching and training to the wider Skating community. As part of the initiative, the ISU CoE – Thialf Academy in the Netherlands is hosting a webinar on Data and Training at 20:00 (CET) on November 9, 2020.
The International Skating Union (ISU) worked with sports marketing agency Redtorch on #UpAgain, and together created a campaign which is nominated as a finalist of the prestigious The Drum Social Buzz Awards in the Best Travel/Leisure/Sports Social Media Strategy/Campaign category.
Additional Questions & Answers #2 for Officials 2020/21 Single & Pair Skating have been published.
Further to Rule 521 and Rule 971 of the ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance 2018, and the Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Synchronized Skating 2018, the draw for Judges by number for the ISU Figure Skating Championships 2021 was held virtually on October 21, 2020.
The ISU Council met on October 15-16, 2020 via an online meeting. Find out about the topics and decisions taken by the Council during the meeting.