Media Accreditation for ISU Events

Welcome to the ISU Media Accreditation section, which provides you with all the necessary information on how to apply for ISU Events. Before registering on our online media accreditation system (OMAS), all media are invited to carefully read the below requirements relevant to both Non-Right Holders Media (written/web press, social media, photographers) and TV/Radio Right Holders.

Media accreditation contacts, deadlines and instructions for each ISU Event will be included at the bottom of this page as and when ready.

Media Information packages relevant to each Event are also to be found at the bottom of this page, or on the Event section of the ISU website (please filter according to the Event Series you are interested in).

If you cannot find the documentation for an Event, then it is most likely that the Event is not yet open for accreditation.


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Application requirements  

Only professional journalists and photographers (print/web, TV/Radio), and to some extent some content creators and social media reporters, covering ISU Events for editorial or news purposes will be accredited.

Individuals working for or representing a media organization - including agencies, newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, Internet, social media and/or an extension within an existing multimedia company (newspaper, magazine, TV, agency) - as well as representatives from ISU Member federations acting as media for their press and communication activities will be considered for a media accreditation.

Any individuals not affiliated to a media organization, including but not limited to the below listed functions, will not be considered for a media accreditation:

  • Sponsors

  • Brands

  • Agents representing or working for athletes

  • Individuals posting on their private social media accounts

  • Influencers

  • Any other person not affiliated to a media organization

When registering/applying for accreditation, all media must provide the following up-to-date documentation. Please make sure to upload all requested press credentials and to update these at the start of each season.

  1. Endorsement letter from the editor-in-chief (formats: pdf, png or jpeg) - Mandatory

  2. Copy of current professional media or journalist card (formats: pdf, png, or jpeg) – if available

  3. Copy of ID + portrait photo (formats: pdf, png or jpeg) - Mandatory

  4. Examples of published work / portfolios (past articles, photographs, etc.) (formats: pdf or web links) - Mandatory

  5. Any necessary documentation required by the host country which may include sanitary certifications/testing results If needed


If a media accreditation request is not completed by the deadline (for both on-site and remote access) or if any required information is missing, it will be refused.

Also, media applicants must agree to the Terms and Conditions and if they do not respect them, the OC and ISU reserve the right to remove their accreditation badge.

Restrictions to Media Non-Right Holders during ISU Events

Non-Right Holders media – print/web journalists, TV/Radio, photographers, content creators and social media reporters – who have not negotiated any special production rights – need to abide and agree to the following rules in the conduct of their editorial work during ISU events (see Terms and Conditions here).


1. Restricted Areas

Filming in the below listed areas is strictly forbidden:

  • Competitions / Field of play

  • Training sessions (at the Practice or Main rinks)

  • Warm-up zone

  • Changing rooms

  • Mixed Zone area

  • From public seats at all times (even during ice resurfacing)

The transgression of any of these rules may result in the exclusion from ISU Events, removal of accreditation and legal actions.


2. Authorized Areas

Non-Right Holders media are only allowed to produce video, audio-recorded material for editorial/news purposes in the following areas:

  • In the Press Conference room

  • Outside the venue


/!\ Special filming permissions, including permission to conduct interviews in the Mixed Zone, may be granted to Non-Rights Holders media on a limited and case-by-case basis. Requests must be made through the a form (available for download here) and submitted to the ISU Media Team ( at least one week prior to the start of the event.

Television and Radio Right Holders

Rights holding TV and Radio must also apply for accreditation via the ISU online media accreditation system.

Access to the Right Holders area is restricted, therefore Right Holders are invited to contact the ISU Media Team in order to obtain a username and password. 


If space is limited the following quota will be enforced:


Writing Press

  • Media Organization (newspaper, magazine, web, agencies, ISU Member Federations): 1 journalist

  • Major Agency or Newspaper: 2 journalists



  • Media Organization: 1 photographer

  • Major Agency or Newspaper: 2 photographers

For Figure Skating, Synchronized Skating and Short Track Speed Skating: limited to one rink side position, the other in an elevated position.

For Speed Skating, 2 rink side positions (if space permits).


TV Non-Right Holder 

  • Media Organization: 3 persons crew max. (e.g. one reporter, one camera person, one editor)


Radio Non-Right Holder

  • Media Organization: 1 reporter (max.)



  • Freelance journalist or photographer: 1 person

Freelancers must provide written evidence that they are assigned to cover the ISU Event on behalf of a media organization.

In case a freelancer is operating under its own account, they may be requested to submit additional written evidence.