On February 5, 2023, the International Skating Union (ISU) will present a unique ISU Skating Awards event, which will be staged and filmed live during the renowned Art on Ice show taking place at the Hallenstadion Arena in Zurich (SUI). By way of this special format and venue, next year’s ISU Skating Awards Ceremony promises to deliver a spectacular experience: several of the world’s top Figure Skaters will offer exclusive interviews and performances within an entertaining show featuring international music superstars.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is thrilled to announce that its #UpAgain campaign has won the “Best Specialist Campaign” and also won silver for “Best Use of Social Media” in the 2022 International Content Marketing Awards.
Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) took his third gold medal at the ISU Four Continents Championships in Quebec City, but not without a little hiccup. In Sunday’s 1000m, the Olympic silver medalist needed to overcome a near-collision with pair-mate Conor McDermott-Mostowy (USA) at the first backstretch to bring home the title.
Min Sun Kim (KOR) won her second gold of the Four Continents Speed Skating Championships on Sunday, adding the 1000m title to her 500m crown. But Valérie Maltais (CAN) went one better - the 32-year-old anchored her younger teammates Béatrice Lamarche and Maddison Pearman to gold in the Team Pursuit on the final day, having already won the 3000m and the Mass Start.
Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu (CAN) found redemption at the ISU Four Continents Championships in Quebec City on Saturday. Just three months after suffering from concussion after being hit by a car while cycling, the 30-year-old Canadian won the men’s 1500m in a track record time of 1:44.66.
Kazakhstan’s women have big plans in speed skating. At the ISU Four Continents Championships in Quebec City on Saturday, Nadezhda Morozova and Yekaterina Aydova won gold and silver in the 1500m, and together with junior Alina Dauranova plan to skate the World Cup Team Pursuit in Calgary next week.
"It's a day I'll remember for a very long time," Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) said after he won the 500m on the first day of the ISU Four Continents Championships on Friday. The world champion and Olympic silver medalist lives in Quebec and the first international tournament at the Centre de Glaces provided him with an opportunity to have his grandparents watch him from the tribune.
Valérie Maltais (CAN) won her career first individual international title, seizing gold in the Women’s 3000m at the ISU Four Continents Championships in Quebec on Friday. Min Sun Kim (KOR) started the tournament with her second title in the 500m, and China concluded the action-packed first day at the Centre de Glaces with gold in the Women’s Team Sprint.
Quebec will host the third ISU Four Continents Championships in the history of Speed Skating on December 2-4, 2022. It’s the first ISU event at the brand new Centre de Glaces, since the Gaétan Boucher Oval was covered up with a roof last year. It provides 500m World Cup leader Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) with a first opportunity to win a major title on home ice, while Mass Start World Champion Joey Mantia (USA) will make his first international appearance this season.
At age 18 years and 174 days, Jordan Stolz (USA) became the youngest male speed skater from any nation to have won an individual race at a World Cup event, when he claimed victory in the 1500m on 11 November 2022 in Stavanger, Norway. It’s time for an introduction of the fast rising star in international speed skating.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to welcome as an Official Partner of the World Ice Skating Day (WISD) the UK-based ice leisure company Planet Ice, the largest chain of ice rinks in Europe. The ISU and Planet Ice share a common commitment to create initiatives and experiences aiming at expanding Ice Skating sports to the large public. In this spirit, Planet Ice will open up its 14 rinks and offer a range of free activities all over the country to celebrate the first-ever World Ice Skating Day on December 4th 2022.
It was cold and windy at the Jääurheilukeskus outdoor Speed Skating track in Finland, but the future stars of Speed Skating defied the tough conditions at the first of three Junior World Cup events of this season. Jade Groenewoud (NED), Alina Dauranova (KAZ) and Issa Gunji (JPN) were the most decorated Skaters with two gold medals each in the Junior category, while Anna Ostlender (GER), Kasper Tveter (NOR) and Nil Llop Izquierdo (ESP) seized two victories each in the Neo-Senior category.
Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier of Canada, 2021 ISU World bronze medalists, continued their success this season with another Grand Prix gold medal. Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) claimed their second Grand Prix silver medal this season and will go together with the Canadians to the ISU Grand Prix Final next month. To the delight of the home crowd, Finland’s Juulia Turkkila/Matthias Versluis moved up to take the bronze, the first ISU Grand Prix medal for a Finnish Ice Dance team.
Japan’s two-time ISU Four Continents Champion Mai Mihara overtook reigning ISU World silver medalist Loena Hendrickx of Belgium in the Women’s Free Skating to claim her second ISU Grand Prix gold medal this season. Mana Kawabe, also from Japan, picked up the bronze. Mihara and Hendrickx qualified for the ISU Grand Prix Final.