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.
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.
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.
The Pure As Ice campaign made its last stop this season at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in Neuchâtel (SUI). 16 out of 23 teams, including the 2019 World Champions, silver and bronze medalists teams, participated in the quiz, discussed topics around clean sport and took fun Pure As Ice pictures.