Today two coaches, two choreographers and one athlete in the Best Costume category have been added to the long list of candidates of the inaugural ISU Skating Awards.
Tens of thousands of votes have been submitted through the ISU Skating Awards online voting platform for the candidates of the inaugural ISU Skating Awards. Fans, media and ISU Members have until February 10, 2020 to vote for their favorite athletes in each of the categories.
The ISU Skating Awards Selection Commission selected the candidates based on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event results and announced the initial list of candidates on December 1, 2019. Following the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final that took place in Torino (ITA) last December, the ISU Skating Awards Selection Commission added five new candidates. For the full list of candidates, please go here or register on the ISU online voting platform where votes can be cast in the following categories:
Most Valuable Skater
Most Entertaining Program
Lifetime Achievement Award
Three nominees in each category will be selected from the long list of candidates and officially announced on March 10, 2020 along with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The winners will be determined by a star-studded Jury composed of Eric Radford (CAN), Miki Ando (JPN), Surya Bonaly (FRA), Tatiana Navka (RUS) and Todd Eldredge (USA), and will be revealed and presented with their Award at the ISU Skating Awards on March 22, 2020.
The ISU Skating Awards is a combination of the Exhibition Gala and an Awards show in honor of all those who participated in the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020. In tradition with the Exhibition Gala format, the 2020 world medalists will perform an exhibition number that will be coupled with live musical acts and exciting production numbers that combine contemporary skating and dance. For the first time ever at the World Championships cirque nouveau will also be on display during the show. Seven Award categories for Skaters, Coaches and Choreographers will be awarded.
The ISU Skating Awards will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2020 between 16:00 – 18:30 EDT (21:00 – 23:30 GMT) at The Bell Center in Montreal, Canada.
The ISU, Skate Canada and Art on Ice held a press conference on October 26, 2019 to unveil and explain the ISU Skating Awards. The full press conference is available on demand on the Skating ISU YouTube channel.
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