We are pleased to announce the third edition of the ISU Coaches’ Seminar that shall take place during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020 in Montreal. The theme for this edition’s seminar is ‘The Role of Nutrition in Performance’ moderated by ISU Medical Commission Chair Dr Jane Moran and supported by selected speakers.
The fourth edition of the Pure as Ice 2019/20 took place at the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Bormio, Italy at the Ice stadium, Bormio with the support of the FISG.
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.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that its 2020 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which was first published on 30 September 2019, has entered into force on January 1st, 2020.
The second edition of Pure as Ice 2019/20 took place at the first leg of ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Minsk in partnership with the NADO Belarus and with the support of the Skating Union of Belarus. More than 150 Skaters stopped by at the Pure as Ice booth to try their hand at the WADA Play True Quiz and win the amazing goodies in store.
The third edition of Pure as Ice 2019/20 took place at the first ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating event of the season in Enschede, Netherlands at the Ijsbaan Arena and the official Skaters hotel with the support of the KNSB.
The first edition of the ISU Pure as Ice 2019/20 campaign kicked off at the ISU World Cup Short Track 1 in the home of the Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City (USA). ISU’s Pure as Ice teamed with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with the support of the U.S. Speedskating Organizing Committee to deliver the message of Clean Sport to almost 200 Short Track Skaters that arrived to compete in this major Event.
This summer a first Figure Skating camp was organized by the ISU in collaboration with MozerTeam. The camp was held in Italy in Baselga di Piné, Italy, from July 25 to August 4. The training camp was attended by 8 couples from 6 countries, as well as 6 coaches from different countries. Every day for 10 days, the athletes trained for 2-3 hours on the ice and three hours off-ice. Continuing the cooperation between ISU and MozerTeam, it is planned to hold two more camps this season.
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.