The off-season does not mean that the Skaters are just on vacation. Besides summer training and making new programs, there are a lot of things going on in the skating world. Let’s see what has happened in the past few weeks.
As the Helsinki Rockettes prepared for the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2023, the team’s dedication and hard work were evident in their daily routine. The team achieved a second place finish at the ISU World Championships in Lake Placid (USA). Their performance was a testament to their hard work, dedication and talent.
Speed Skating fans, get ready to mark your calendars! The International Skating Union (ISU) has released its competition calendar for the next four seasons of Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating, and it promises to be an exciting few years for fans of the sport. From ISU World Championships to ISU World Cups, there will be no shortage of thrilling events to watch.
In April every year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) celebrates the #PlayTrueDay, a digital campaign dedicated at promoting clean sport worldwide. The International Skating Union (ISU) has been standing in solidarity with this cause over the years, as part of its ongoing mission to protect the integrity, fair play and ethics of ice skating sports.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to reaffirm its continuous commitment to the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), a United Nations initiative promoting sport as a vector for peace and social change. Since its launch by the United Nations in 2013, this movement celebrates its 10th anniversary today.
Les Suprêmes (CAN) successfully defended their title from the challenge of Finnish teams Helsinki Rockettes and Team Unique as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships wrapped up Saturday in Lake Placid (USA) with the Free Skating.
Defending Champions Les Suprêmes (CAN) took a narrow lead as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships kicked off Friday in Lake Placid (USA) with the Short Program. A total of 23 teams with 535 Skaters representing 19 ISU Members are competing in this 22nd edition of the event that started in 2000.
The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships take place on March 31st and April 1st in Lake Placid (USA). A total of 23 teams with 535 Skaters representing 19 ISU Members have been entered for the Championships. It is the 22nd edition of the event that started in 2000.
The International Skating Union is up 8 places to a top 10 overall position driven by a rise in fan growth and engagements following the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Fintastic Junior struck gold, completing the hat trick, as the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships concluded Saturday in Angers (FRA). A total of 23 teams with 512 Skaters representing 19 ISU Members competed in what was the eighth edition of the event.
The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships take place on March 10 and 11 in Angers (FRA). A total of 23 teams with 512 Skaters representing 19 ISU Members have been entered for the Championships. It is the eighth edition of the event that started in 2013.
International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and recognize achievements of women in the Ice Skating world. In the following lines, we will focus on four women coaches who are paving the way for future generations.
On December 4, 2022, the International Skating Union (ISU) together with a variety of partners, national federations and skating clubs from all over the globe celebrated the first ever World Ice Skating Day (WISD). This inaugural edition was a success with events organized in 47 countries and at 170 ice rinks worldwide (read here). To boost a competitive spirit amongst the WISD organizers, the ISU announced the “Best WISD 2022” contest, which aims at rewarding the most successful WISD actions based on a list of specific criteria and targets (read here). Among the 25 nominees shortlisted for the 2022 Awards, the ISU is delighted to announce Indonesia (Federasi Ice Skating Indonesia) as winner of the Best WISD 2022 in the 500+ attending participants category, together with Mexico for the category involving less than 500 participants. The Ice Academy of Montreal (CAN) won the Best #WISDance category, awarding the most creative WISD signature choreography.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency's (RUSADA's) disciplinary tribunal rendered a decision in the case of Russian Figure Skater, Kamila Valieva, finding that although the athlete had committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation, she bore “no fault or negligence” for it. As such, the tribunal imposed no sanction except for the disqualification of her results at the Russian Figure Skating Championship in Saint-Petersburg in December 2021.
The ISU Council met on January 16, 2023 and decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Figure Skating Championships for the seasons 2024/25 and 2025/26: