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As the ice skating season draws to a close, our beloved skaters are fully engaged in their personal pursuits. From well-deserved vacations to rigorous training regimens, the spectrum is broad. Join us as we uncover the standout moments of the recent weeks.

May 24, 2024

During the off-season, the Skaters aren't simply lounging on vacation. Beyond rigorous summer training sessions and crafting new programs, the skating world bustles with activity. Let's delve into the highlights of the past few weeks.

May 10, 2024

It is with regret and sorrow that the ISU learned of the passing of 1964 Olympic Champion, three-time ISU World Champion and five-time ISU European Champion Mrs. Sjoukje Dijkstra who passed away at age 82 on May 2, 2024.

May 07, 2024

The International Skating Union (ISU) announces a modification to the dates of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2025 scheduled to be held in Seoul (KOR).

Apr 17, 2024

The International Skating Union (ISU) proudly reaffirms its commitment to leveraging sport for peace and development on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. This global event highlights sport's capacity to foster understanding, tolerance, and peace across borders.

Apr 06, 2024

Just a year ago, William Dandjinou (CAN) was a minor player in Short Track with only one senior individual podium to his name. By the time he arrived at the World Short Track Championships, however, the tall Canadian had become an athlete to respect and fear, having won three individual ISU World Cup gold medals this season. He capped this rapid ascent on Sunday with his first major title, prevailing in a dramatic 1000m race.

Mar 17, 2024

Kristen Santos-Griswold (USA) capped a stellar season with her finest ever performance on Sunday at Rottterdam Ahoy, marauding to 1000m gold at the Nederlandse Loterij 2024 ISU World Short Track Championships.

Mar 17, 2024

Republic of Korea and Canada have dominated men’s Short Track this season, but the first day of the Nederlandse Loterij 2024 ISU World Short Track Championships was all about China, whose skaters won both individual gold medals on a day of surprises at Rotterdam Ahoy.

Mar 16, 2024

Day One of the Nederlandse Loterij 2024 ISU World Short Track Championships at Rotterdam Ahoy was an absolute rollercoaster as the outstanding Kim Gilli (KOR) and Kim Boutin (CAN) picked up debut World Championships golds. 

Mar 16, 2024

Park Ji Won (KOR) is in a field of his own right now. The Korean won the debut ISU Crystal Globe in 2022-23 with a remarkable show of dominance – and then retained the trophy in its second year, 2023-24, in a much closer-fought contest again Steven Dubois (CAN).

Mar 12, 2024

The 2024 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships takes place in Rotterdam (NED) from March 15-17, with competitors from the Republic of Korea, Canada and Netherlands among the favourites for the coveted medals.

Mar 11, 2024

It is with regret and sorrow that the ISU learned of the passing of multiple ISU European Championships medalist, four-time National Dutch Champion and two-time Olympian, Mrs. Joan Haanappel who passed away at 83 years old.

Mar 07, 2024

Xandra Velzeboer (NED) is the fastest woman on ice. The 500m world record holder and reigning World Champion is the woman to beat in Short Track’s shortest distance – and she isn’t in the mood to give up her throne in a hurry.

Mar 07, 2024

On December 3, 2023, the International Skating Union (ISU), in collaboration with numerous partners, national federations, and skating clubs worldwide, celebrated the second edition of the World Ice Skating Day (WISD). The event was widely hailed as a success, boasting organized festivities in 53 countries and at 130 ice rinks globally (as reported here). 

Mar 06, 2024

The 2024 ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships confirmed two things: first, the future of the sport is in safe hands after skaters from across the globe captivated the crowds in Gdansk, Poland. And second, Shin Dong Min (KOR) and Wang Ye (CHN) are gold-minted superstars in waiting.

Feb 26, 2024