The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many parts of the world means that travel restrictions are currently in place and the travel situation is likely to remain complex for the coming months in which the Beijing 2022 Test Events were scheduled. The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee (Beijing 2022), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Winter Sports Federations (IFs), concluded that it was necessary to take an immediate joint decision on a tailored programme based on the needs of each individual IF. Beijing 2022, the IOC, IPC and the IFs jointly decided to develop an adapted sports testing programme in preparation for the Olympic Winter Games 2022. The adapted programme will replace the organization of a series of international Test Events originally planned for the month of December 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.
ISU European Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2021 change dates and Speed Skating Hub concept approved
The Speed Skating ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) have been organizing a series of webinars, offering their expertise in coaching and training to the wider Skating community. As part of the initiative, the ISU CoE – Thialf Academy in the Netherlands is hosting a webinar on Data and Training at 20:00 (CET) on November 9, 2020.
The International Skating Union (ISU) worked with sports marketing agency Redtorch on #UpAgain, and together created a campaign which is nominated as a finalist of the prestigious The Drum Social Buzz Awards in the Best Travel/Leisure/Sports Social Media Strategy/Campaign category.
Further to Rule 521 and Rule 971 of the ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance 2018, and the Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Synchronized Skating 2018, the draw for Judges by number for the ISU Figure Skating Championships 2021 was held virtually on October 21, 2020.
The ISU Council met on October 15-16, 2020 via an online meeting. Find out about the topics and decisions taken by the Council during the meeting.
Cancellation of ISU Four Continents Championships 2021 and Provisional allotments of ISU Championships 2022 and 2023
Considering the pandemic developments and related impact on the organizers and participants of ISU Events, the ISU Council decided to cancel or postpone the following ISU Events
Further to ISU Communication No 2319, the Summary of Championships applications received by the ISU for Seasons 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 (the seasons 2023/24 and 2024/25 are tentative allotments and only concern Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating) is now available. ©International Skating Union (ISU) To see the Summary of Championships applications click the link on the right side bar.
During its online meeting of August 28, 2020, the ISU Council received a report from the appointed Working Group elaborating on the ongoing negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sporting events and the feedback received from the organizing ISU Members of ISU Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Events.