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The first ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating event of the season 2023/24, held in Baselga di Piné (ITA), and the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2024 in Gdansk (POL) were not only platforms for showcasing athletic talent but also to introduce Junior Skaters to the values of Clean Sports. The ISU “Pure as Ice” campaign delivered this season its famous outreach program where Junior Skaters were invited to learn the fundamentals of Anti-Doping education.

Apr 16, 2024

The most important element in sport is the people involved and the International Skating Union (ISU) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all those in the Skating family. Following the Course 1 on Safeguarding Essentials published last year, the ISU is now pleased to announce the launch of Course 2 “Safeguarding in Practice” eLearning course that can be found on the ISU eRink platform.

Mar 13, 2024

This Communication summarizes the main general obligations of ISU Members, according to the ISU Statutes (see Article 39, paragraph 1 of the ISU Constitution for the definition of the ISU Statutes) and according to established procedures. This does not alter the obligation of ISU Members to adhere to those Rules contained in the ISU Statutes (in particular but not limited to Article 6, paragraph 3 and Article 7, of the ISU Constitution) which are not specifically referred to in this Communication.

Feb 26, 2024

The ISU Development Program is pleased to support the project the "Art of Skating" that will take place on April 6-7, 2024 at the Icelab Figure Skating Center of Excellence in Bergamo, Italy.

Feb 19, 2024

The ISU Figure Skating Centers of Excellence (CoEs) proudly present an exciting opportunity for aspiring skaters and coaches. The CoE in Oberstdorf  (GER) is hosting an exclusive Ice Dance Try-out Seminar tailored for novice and junior skaters, extending a warm welcome to coaches, including those without current students.

Jan 15, 2024

We are back with the ninth edition of P.L.A.Y (Pocket Learning Anti-Doping & You) and the topic this time is ‘Prohibited List Update 2024’ a topic which deals with the 2024 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods which enters into force on January 1, 2024.

Dec 21, 2023

The ISU eLearning platform - named ISU eRink - has witnessed steady growth since it was launched back in 2019. To date it offers over 100 courses covering all ISU sports disciplines and there are more than 6000 users of the platform. ISU eRink aims to be more accessible, relevant, and comprehensive for the skating community from different linguistic backgrounds.  

Dec 05, 2023

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.

Nov 21, 2023

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.

Oct 26, 2023

ISU Transgender policy is updated as of October 11, 2023

Oct 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

Oct 02, 2023

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.

Sep 15, 2023

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). 

Aug 24, 2023

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.

Aug 09, 2023

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.

Jul 07, 2023