Lausanne / Switzerland

The ISU Council and Development Commission are pleased to launch a process to establish ISU Centres of Excellence, with the aim to further develop ice skating worldwide across all disciplines. In this first step, interested ISU Members and other entities, such as ice rinks, are invited to complete a survey.

The ISU Development Program aims to increase the quantity and quality of Skaters, Coaches and Officials worldwide and to increase the number of ISU Members able to develop Skaters who are competitive at ISU Events and the Olympic Winter Games. ISU Communication No. 2052 points out that one of the strategies to accomplish these objectives is to establish ISU Centres of Excellence (ISU CoE) for the Figure Skating and Speed Skating branches.

In this initial phase, the ISU would first like to explore, using a survey, which entities around the world are willing and able to offer what kind of opportunities. Interested ISU Members and other entities, such as ice rinks, are invited to complete the attached survey. An entity that is not an ISU Member needs to have the approval and collaboration of the ISU Member in the concerned country.

The deadline for responses to be submitted to the ISU Secretariat and ISU Development Commission is July 20, 2018. Participants will receive a follow-up letter within two months of this deadline.

To read full ISU Communication 2169 please click on the link on the right.