Lausanne / Switzerland

Taking into account the experience gained since the implementation of ISU Communication No. 1726, the ISU Council has decided to update and extend the specifications and guidelines relating to Rule 280, paragraph 5 in the ISU Special Regulations for Short Track Speed Skating on Rink Board Padding systems (hereafter called “Padding”). The purpose of this update is to establish further requirements and guidelines, taking advantage of the best available technologies and solutions for the Padding, in order to increase the safety of Skaters.

In order to allow for a transition phase, this Communication will enter into force only on June 1, 2018. On the same date (June 1, 2018) Communication No. 1726 will become obsolete.

- Definition of risk zones in Short Track Speed Skating Tracks
- Classification of Padding
- Rules and Guidelines for different types of Events and Competitions
- Implementation/Compliance of Padding to be used for the Olympic Winter Games, Winter Youth Olympic Games, ISU Championships, ISU World Cup Competitions and other ISU Events
- Padding quality testing

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