Having swapped the ice for the diamond, the late-blooming baseballer is on the brink of an unusual double. Eddy Alvarez is about to achieve something special. At Tokyo 2020, not only was he the Team USA flag bearer he will also join the rare group of athletes who have competed at summer and winter Olympic Games.
Spanish ice dancers Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin not only had to overcome the challenges of a pre-Olympic season during the worldwide pandemic, but also injury. They came back strong and placed 11th at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm (SWE) last March. Now the team continues to train in Moscow (RUS) to get ready for the Olympic season.
Norway’s Peder Kongshaug never skated on television before. This year, all his races were televised. And on top of that, he was part of the ‘This is #UpAgain: a Speed Skating documentary’. Kongshaug competed in his first senior international competitions and shared all of his experiences from the bubble in the documentary.
The pandemic meant that there was no such thing as a “normal” week for the world’s number one-ranked male Short Track Speed Skater – but Park Ji Won was trying to remain patient while normality slowly resumed.
Living legends Jayne Torvill/Christopher Dean (GBR), Tamara Moskvina (RUS) and Alexei Mishin (RUS) received the ISU Lifetime Achievement Award.
She had struggled with injuries and missed the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in 2019 and 2020, but then she came back strong at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm (SWE) to place fifth – the highest result of a female Single Skater from Belgium and the best result of a Belgium Skater for decades: Loena Hendrickx has shown remarkable resilience and strength.
The four-part short-form documentary series, which follows the stories of five athletes who competed in the 2021 Speed Skating is now available on ISU.ORG.
The season 2020/21 was challenging to say the least and led to the cancellation of numerous events. Nonetheless in celebration of Figure Skating a special edition of the ISU Skating Awards will be held this year. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented and the public will be treated to an amazing show, featuring some of the greatest athletes from around the world and some exclusive interviews at the ISU Skating Awards on July 10, 2021, which will be live streamed on the Skating ISU YouTube channel.
A year ago, life seemed good for Kyle Ross-Waddell: the young Short Track Speed Skater had made his debut on the ISU World Cup circuit, and was being mentioned as a potential candidate to make the Great Britain team for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
It is 1 June 2020 and Rachel Parsons is on the front line of the Black Lives Matter protests in Washington DC. Things are spiralling out of control and tension levels are ratcheting inexorably up but the former Ice Dancer knows she is just where she wants to be.
The International Skating Union and Art on Ice are proud to announce that the guest star of the ISU Skating Awards will be none other than James Morrison, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and guitarist. He will be performing his famous hit “Wonderful World” to accompany some of the world’s greatest skaters. He has earned his global fame with hits such as “You Give Me Something” and “You Make it Real” without forgetting his critically acclaimed collaboration with Nelly Furtado titled “Broken Strings”. The audience of the ISU Skating Awards will have the honor of seeing him perform “Wonderful World”, on the ISU Skating Awards on July 10, 2021, that will be Streamed on ISU Skating Awards page from 16:00 CEST.
The four-part short-form documentary series, which follows the stories of five athletes who competed in the 2021 Speed Skating Premieres Friday, July 2 via the ISU Newsletter. Make sure you're signed up!
Online voting took place between June 15-22, 2021 on the Proposals included in the summary of Proposals from ISU Members, the Council, the Sports Directors and Technical Committees for changes in the Constitution, General Regulations and Special Regulations. Find here the summary of the key decisions voted online by the ISU Members.
The World's best Figure Skaters including Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), reigning World Champions Nathan Chen (USA), Anna Shcherbakova (RUS), Anastasia Mishina/Alexander Galliamov (RUS) and Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS), European Champions, Olympic, World and European medalists are getting ready to compete in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 in the Olympic season.