The ISU Council decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Championships for the seasons 2020/21 and 2021/22. The allotments of all other Championships are kept pending until the next scheduled ISU Council meeting in October 2019 and further information regarding the decisions of the Council in Rome, will be published at a later date.
The next ISU Council meeting takes place on June 14 to 16, 2019 in Rome (Italy). On the eve of the meeting, the ISU Council had the honor to obtain a private hearing with His Holiness Pope Francis to discuss the importance of sport within society and how Sports including ice Skating can help to find a path for many young people.
The initiative launched in 2018 to support Skaters who have retired within the previous 4 seasons to become Coaches, Officials, Administrators or any other appropriate function connected to Skating will continue in 2019. Further details of the application process can be found in ISU Communication No. 2252 and the deadline for nominations is June 30, 2019.
The ISU Development Commission is supporting the fourth year of the International Speed Skating development program based at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City, UT.
Supported by the ISU Development Commission, this project primary objective is to educate Singles Figure Skating Coaches in South-East Asia, Asia and Oceania, particularly at the developing level (Novice to Junior).
In this education supported by the ISU Development Commission, Coaches working with beginners, advanced Skaters and youth up till about 16 years old get equipped to become an independent trainer-coach. Examples of education themes: didactics, pedagogics, positive coaching, safety on the ice...
Today Ida Hellström from Finland was elected to the ISU Athletes Commission as the Synchronized Skating representative.