The ISU will hold a course for Speed Skating Starters, which will be organized by the ISU Speed Skating Technical Committee and De Koninklijke Nederlandsche Schaatsenrijders Bond (KNSB), as hosting ISU Member in:Heerenveen, The Netherlands, October 4 – 7, 2019
In view of the legacy of the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, the ISU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Winter Sports Administrative Centre (CWSAC) regarding the establishment of an ISU Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Beijing.
A History of the International Skating Union – Seasons 1991/92 through 201/15 was published back in 2016 on the occasion of the 2016 ISU Congress. As of today the book is also available on Amazon in a digital format and on this occasion the original “coffee table” size book is available in the ISU Shop with a 20% discount.
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.
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...
The ISU Anti-Doping Procedures have been updated to meet the WADA requirements to implement an effective, intelligent and proportionate Test Distribution Plan (TDP) and to clarify responsibilities. This Communication replaces ISU Communication No.2214, effective May 1, 2019.
The Development Commission invites ISU Members to put forward for consideration the names of Coaches of Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating, who fulfil the requirements of ISU Communication No. 2052. Such support is available for a maximum of 4 Coaches.
o promote clean, true sport, the International Skating Union (ISU) and the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) worked in partnership to deliver the joint “Pure As Ice” and “PLAY TRUE 2020” campaigns during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama City, Japan.