The Olympic Winter Games is a major international sporting event that occurs once every four years. The first Olympic Winter Games took place in 1924 in Chamonix (FRA).

Figure Skating and Speed Skating were part of the original five Olympic Winter sports although Figure Skating also featured in the 1908 Olympic Games (summer) in London (GBR).

The Olympic Winter Games have evolved since its inception. Sports and disciplines have been added, including Short Track Speed Skating (in 1992) which has earned a permanent spot on the Olympic program.

The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games will take place from February 4 - 20 2022. Information regarding the competitions, venues etc. is available on the official website. 

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LATEST NEWS

The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to welcome as an Official Partner of the World Ice Skating Day (WISD) the UK-based ice leisure company Planet Ice, the largest chain of ice rinks in Europe. The ISU and Planet Ice share a common commitment to create initiatives and experiences aiming at expanding Ice Skating sports to the large public. In this spirit, Planet Ice will open up its 14 rinks and offer a range of free activities all over the country to celebrate the first-ever World Ice Skating Day on December 4th 2022.

Nov 29, 2022

For the launch of the first-ever World Ice Skating Day (WISD) on December 4th 2022, the International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to count among its partners the charity organization Inclusive Skating, dedicated to providing skaters with any form of disability or impairment an equitable participation in ice skating sports. This collaboration naturally came to life, as Inclusive Skating’s mission perfectly aligns with the World Ice Skating Day initiative: a global annual festival opening up the world of Ice Skating to everyone regardless of any social, economic, cultural or physical considerations.  

Nov 24, 2022

The ISU is delighted to launch our Recast Channel, joining a rapidly growing list of rights holders on the pioneering Over-The-Top (OTT) sports platform, enabling fans to watch content.

Nov 21, 2022

On December 4, the ISU will be celebrating Ice Skating sports all around the world by launching the first edition of the World Ice Skating Day. To date, more than 30 countries on all continents will take part in this initiative and will organize a variety of events hand in hand with local skating clubs, rinks and national skating federations. Lausanne (SUI), the Olympic Capital and home of international sports organizations, will join this Ice Skating festival by hosting a special event at the Vaudoise Aréna rink with Alexia Paganini (SUI) – the Swiss national Figure Skating champion – as guest-star.

Nov 21, 2022

It is with deep sorrow and regret that the International Skating Union (ISU) learned of the death of the President of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia and ISU Honorary Member Alexander Georgievitch Gorshkov who passed away on November 17, aged 76.

Nov 18, 2022

IOC GUIDELINES AND GUIDES

QUALIFICATION SYSTEMS

  • pdf Figure Skating v1.0

    The Qualification Systems for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing, CHN are approved exclusively by the IOC Executive Board

  • pdf Speed Skating V1.3

    The Qualification Systems for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing, CHN are approved exclusively by the IOC Executive Board

  • pdf Short Track Speed Skating V1.0

    The Qualification Systems for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing, CHN are approved exclusively by the IOC Executive Board

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