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The Biellmann spin is one of the best known spins in figure skating – and the only one named after a person. It is an upright spin, a variation of the layback spin. While spinning on one leg, the skater pulls the other leg up and holds the foot extended over and behind the head. By ISU rules, the spin is a Biellmann, when "the level of the boot passes the head so that the boot is above and behind or over the head”. There are various degrees of extension of the free leg.

Dec 18, 2019

Olympic and World Champion Alina Zagitova (RUS) will take a break from competing and will not participate in the ISU European and World Figure Skating Championships this season, but has not retired.

Dec 16, 2019

The young talent of Figure Skating competed this weekend in the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Have a look at the extraordinary perfomances thanks to the highlights. 

Dec 11, 2019

As the end of year approaches it is time to think of 2020. The ISU has produced a Wall Calendar that will help keep track of the day and the ISU schedule with the Official Calendar.

Dec 11, 2019

It has been an exciting ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Unfortunately, the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final marked the end in Torino (ITA) this weekend. However, we have the highlight videos that you can watch over and over again. 

Dec 10, 2019

The ISU acknowledges the December 9, 2019 decision of the WADA Executive Committee unanimously endorsing a four year period of non-compliance for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency and related consequences.

Dec 10, 2019

We have picked out some of the best pictures of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. It is definitely worth a peek. 

Dec 09, 2019

The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final came to an end this weekend in Torino (ITA). We are left with some great memories and stunning moments captured. Have a look at some of the best images. 

Dec 09, 2019

Alena Kostornaia of Russia continued to set new records on her way to the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final gold medal and led her teammates Anna Shcherbakova  and Alexandra Trusova to a first clean sweep in the Ladies discipline in the senior-level Final. Trusova became the first female skater to land a quadruple flip in competition.

Dec 07, 2019

Four-time World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France claimed their second ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final crown. Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) returned to the Grand Prix Final podium to claim their third silver medal in this event. The bronze went to 2019 ISU Grand Prix Final Champions Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA).

Dec 07, 2019

Japan’s Shun Sato stormed to the Junior Men’s gold medal at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino (ITA) Saturday.  Andrei Mozalev and Daniil Samsonov of Russia claimed the silver and bronze medal. All three Junior Men competed in their first Junior Final.

Dec 07, 2019

Maria Kazakova/Georgy Reviya danced right into Figure Skating history when they claimed the first ISU Junior Grand Prix Final title for Georgia in Torino (ITA) Saturday. Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (USA) were edged out of the gold by just 0.16 points. Russia’s Elizaveta Shanaeva/Devid Naryzhnyy earned the bronze.

Dec 07, 2019

Two-time World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) flew high at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, taking his third consecutive title with almost 44 points to spare, setting new record scores en route. Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan settled for the silver and France’s Kevin Aymoz claimed the bronze in what was his debut in the Grand Prix Final.

Dec 07, 2019

2019 World Junior silver medalists Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov led the Russian Junior Pairs to the third podium sweep at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Saturday in Torino (ITA). Diana Mukhametzianova/Ilya Mironov took the silver and the bronze went to Kseniia Akhanteva/Valerii Kolesov.

Dec 07, 2019

Olympic silver medalists Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China added the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final title to their impressive resume Friday in Torino (ITA). Teammates Cheng Peng/Yang Jin repeated as Grand Prix Final silver medalists. Newcomers Anastasia Mishina/Alexander Galliamov of Russia claimed the bronze medal.

Dec 06, 2019