ISU Skating Awards


ISU Skating Awards will be back in 2023

The International Skating Union (ISU), together with its partner Art on Ice, will present the third edition of the ISU Skating Awards in 2023 by way of an exciting show featuring spectacular performances, exclusive musical entertainment, as well as a unique ceremony.

After two ISU Skating Awards editions live-streamed in 2020 and 2021, the ISU and Art on Ice have again joined their vision and expertise to create a promising new show to be unveiled in the course of 2023. Orchestrated and presented by star-guests, the third edition will honor the performances and careers of outstanding Figure Skaters and the work of inspiring Coaches and Choreographers.

Considering the multiple challenges faced during the 2021/22 season, including but not limited to the war in Ukraine and its consequences on ISU activities, the Council tried its best to find solutions but ultimately concluded that, regrettably, the ISU Skating Awards 2022 will be postponed and held in 2023 - simultaneously with the ISU Skating Awards Season 2023 (Refer to Communication 2466 for the full report).

Given the importance of this event for the celebration of Figure Skating and all the passion attached to this special project, the ISU and its partner Art on Ice are more than ever committed in presenting an exceptional 2023 edition bringing together exclusive artistic, musical and skating performances. Further information on the event’s program and format will be communicated late in the year.

ISU Skating Awards 2021

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The International Skating Union (ISU) and Art on Ice are proud to announce the second edition of the ISU Skating Awards on July 10, 2021 which will be live streamed on the Skating ISU YouTube channel.

Despite the challenging season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the cancellation of numerous events, the ISU and Art on Ice have decided to hold a special edition of the ISU Skating Awards. Because of the exceptional season and limited Figure Skating events, only the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented this year. However the fans will be treated to an amazing show, highlighting skating at its finest, featuring some of the greatest athletes from around the world and some exclusive interviews.

Join our amazing hosts Tanith and Charlie White and the talented athletes in celebration of Figure Skating and discover who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award 2021. Save the date of July 10, 2021 and stay tuned for further announcements.

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Tamara Moskvina (RUS)

Moskvina’s Pairs have won a total of 69 medals at Olympic Games, ISU World and European Championships, which makes her the most successful Pair Skating coach in the World. She coached four couples to Olympic gold: Elena Valova/Oleg Vasiliev (1984), Natalia Mishkutenok/Artur Dmitriev (1992), Oksana Kazakova/Artur Dmitriev (1998) and Elena Berezhnaia/Anton Sihkarulidze (2002). Most recently, her students Mishina/Galliamov and Boikova/Kozlovskii claimed gold and bronze at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021.

Alexei Mishin (RUS)

Mishin’s students such as Alexei Urmanov, Evgeni Plushenko and Lisa Tuktamysheva have won Olympic, World and European titles and medals. The professor of the Lesgaft University in St. Petersburg has developed many training tools and methods that are used worldwide today.

Most recently, his student Lisa Tuktamysheva earned the silver medal at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021.


Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean (GBR)

British Ice Dancers Torvill and Dean revolutionized the sport with their immortal “Bolero” that won them Olympic gold in 1984. But there is so much more to them than the “Bolero”. Torvill and Dean brought Ice Dance to another level. Their passionate Rhumba Original Set Pattern Dance from 1994 has been developed into a Compulsory Dance, for example. They continued to create unique programs in shows and tours and as choreographers.

Guest star: James Morisson

Morrison was influenced by the music his parents listened to at a young age. His mother was a soul enthusiast, while his father enjoyed folk and country music. In 2006, he achieved worldwide success with his “Undiscovered” album, that included “You Give Me Something”. It was top of the UK album Charts as of the first week of its release and made Morrison the best-selling Male Solo Artist of 2006 in the UK. In 2007 he received Best British Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards.

ISU Skating Awards 2020


A long process lead to the final vote. The first long list of candidates were based on the results and experiences at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating individual events and Final, ISU European Figure Skating Championships and ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships of the 2019/20 season. That list was then submitted to votes by the public, media and ISU Members between December 1, 2019 and February 10, 2020, which determined the three nominees in each category, that were announced on June 26, 2020.

The Jury had the responsibility of choosing the winner of each category among the nominees, who were revealed live on the ISU Skating Awards.

The winners of the premier ISU Skating Awards 2020 were revealed during the online ceremony hosted by Tanith and Charlie White on July 11, 2020. Re-watch the show on demand to relive the excitement. And if you just want to know who won…. well… The winners are….

ISU SA YT Most Valuable Skater
Most Valuable Skater
Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple who best managed to increase the level of popularity of Figure Skating with their fan base, media attention and sponsor appreciation. More details
ISU SA YT Best Costume
Best Costume
Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple whose costume reflects creativity, contemporary implementation, fashion, style and originality. More details
ISU SA YT most entertaining program
Most Entertaining Program
Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple whose program had the best music selection, expression, creativity, contemporary implementation, originality and overall performance. More details
ISU SA YT Best Newcomer Winner
Best Newcomer
Honors a talented Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple competing very successfully in ISU Events on the Senior level for the first season. More details
ISU SA YT Best Choreographer
Best Choreographer
Honors the choreographic work of a Choreographer who successfully inspired one or several Single Skaters and/or Pairs and/or ice Dance Couples. More details
ISU SA YT Best Coach
Best Coach
Honors a Coach who delivered professional and efficient work and achieved outstanding results with one or several Single Skaters and/or Pairs and/or ice Dance Couples. More details
Lifetime Achievement Award
Honors a Figure Skating legend having achieved great success and popularity and is considered as a role model for the Figure Skating World.