Attended by over 250 Delegates, the 58th Ordinary ISU Congress opened on June 6, 2022 with a welcome message by the ISU President Mr. Jan Dijkema and a minute’s silence was held in memory of great friends of the ISU and the Skating family who are no longer with us.
The Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation presented three motions concerning the possible exclusion of Delegates and/or Office Holders from Russia and Belarus from the 58th ISU Congress, the elections during the Congress and other activities. A number of ISU Members took the floor to make statements, discuss the motions and express their solidarity toward the people of Ukraine. The ISU Council also reaffirmed its solidarity with all those affected by the conflict in Ukraine and reiterated its condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms.
The three motions were voted separately via a secret ballot as requested by the ISU Members. Because the motion related to the rights of ISU Members a two-thirds majority was required for the motion to be accepted. The three motions did not reach the required majority and were rejected by Congress.
To include the Urgent Proposals in the agenda of the 58th ISU Congress 2022, a 4/5 majority was required and obtained. Consequently the four Proposals are included in the official agenda.
Reports by the ISU President, ISU Coordinator of the Development Commission, Treasurer, Director General and Legal Advisors were presented.
The World Ice Skating Day project was unveiled during the ISU Congress, a new annual event scheduled to take place on the first Sunday of December. The first edition will be on December 4, 2022.
Workshops for the Figure Skating and Speed Skating Branches started in the afternoon where each Technical Committee Chair explained the proposed Technical Rules of their respective discipline, followed by a discussion with the Delegates. The Technical Rules will be voted on during the Figure Skating and Speed Skating split sessions later in the week.
The 58th Ordinary ISU Congress continues on June 7, 2022 at 9:00 (ICT). For further information on the ISU Congress, please visit our dedicated page which includes a summary of the most important proposals, the agenda, information on where to watch the Congress, a list of candidates for the different positions including for ISU President and more.
The elections of ISU Office Holders, including the position of ISU President, will take place on June 10. The list of nominees are presented per position and in alphabetical order. However, the sequence in which the candidates for the different positions will be presented during the elections will be drawn in the presence of the ISU auditor.
WHERE TO WATCH
The 58th Ordinary ISU Congress will be available as a live stream on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel. Further details will be provided in due course.