The sustainable development of Skating is dependent on the number and quality of Coaches within the sport. They provide the specialist expertise to improve and maintain the performance of Skaters and they also motivate, inspire and develop individuals. The high quality of coaching integrity, passion and expertise is vital.
We are pleased to announce that English commentary has been added to live streams of ISU Short Track Speed Skating events, following recommendations from the ISU Speed Skating Member Conference in March, 2023. This move aligns with the ISU Vision 2030 to engage a broader audience and enhance the fan experience.
ISU Transgender policy is updated as of October 11, 2023
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2024 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List) which enters into force on 1 January 2024
On September 19th 2023, the International Skating Union (ISU) will be participating in the Safeguarding Young European Skaters (SAYES) Conference. This Conference is part of an Erasmus+ co-funded project that aims at protecting young athletes from sexist and sexual harassment in ice skating sports.
As part of its Development initiatives, the International Skating Union (ISU) proudly supported the launch of a Center of Excellence (CoE) Training Camp dedicated to promising young Speed and Short Track Skaters, who will be benefiting from an intensive one-week coaching program at the prestigious National Speed Skating Oval (the “Ice Ribbon”) in Beijing (CHN).
From August 21-27, 2023, the ISU Center of Excellence (CoE) in Beijing (CHN) will be hosting a unique Training Camp dedicated to Speed skaters and Short Track skaters in the world-renowned National Speed Skating Oval – also named the “Ice Ribbon” – which served as the main Speed Skating venue during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
It’s summertime and the ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) are active organizing a series of training camps for Figure Skaters of all levels. Here is an overview of the programs on offer at the Oberstdorf (GER), Champéry (SUI) and Bergamo (ITA) Centers of Excellence.
In accordance with the IOC Qualifying System for Speed Skating at the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Gangwon, KOR, the ISU announces the qualifying criteria and competition rules for Speed Skating.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is delighted to launch “ISU eRink”, its revamped eLearning platform featuring a brand-new design. Originally created in 2019 as a freely accessible educational tool for the ice skating community, the ISU eLearning “eRink” now offers a freshly designed interface facilitating the user experience.
It is with deep regret and sorrow that the ISU learned of the death of former ISU Sports Technical Director Figure Skating, ISU Judge, Technical Controller, Referee, and Data & Replay operator, Mr. Charles Z. Cyr who passed away on June 22, 2023 aged 68.
The ISU Council met on June 9-11, 2023 (read decision here) in Budapest (HUN) and unanimously approved the “ISU Vision 2030”, a strategic roadmap presented to ISU Members during an online update session, the first of its kind to take place during a non-Congress year.