The Corona pandemic stopped the Figure Skating world in mid-stride: less than a week before the ISU World Figure Skating Championships were scheduled to kick off in Montréal (CAN), the event was cancelled. The crisis has affected not only skaters, coaches and fans but millions of people all over the world. However, the difficult situation also set energy free to react and to help. The “Open Ice” live show on April 25 brought the skating community together to raise money for the U.N. Foundation’s Covid-19 response fund.
Cancellation of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Richmond - August 26 - 29, 2020
The International Skating Union (ISU) asked the public what they wanted to watch next and they have spoken. Coming up are the streams of the 2017 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships as well as the 2015 ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships, ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships and ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
Cancellation of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Kosice/Slovak Republic - September 2-5, 2020 and Challenger Series Nepela Memorial 2020, Bratislava, Slovak Republic - September 16-19, 2020
At age 18 and 20, Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS) are so young that they are actually still junior age eligible, but they already belong to the best Pair Skating couples in the world and proved that this season and especially at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Graz (AUT).
The ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) are pleased to announce that the Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating “Keep Training!” sessions, featuring professionals in the domain, begin on May 11, 2020, on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel.
Following the success of the 2018 and 2019 ISU World Championships streams on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel, the International Skating Union (ISU) asked fans and followers what they wanted to see next and selected the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships which will begin as of May 10, 2020.
To compete in a major event and get on to the podium on home ice is something special for every athlete. It was even more special for Korea’s Young You at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul as she became the first Korean figure skater to win a medal at an ISU Championship since the legendary Olympic Champion Yuna Kim was ISU World Figure Skating Champion in 2013. It was also You’s debut at an ISU senior-level Championship.
Initially launched in November 2019, the global digital campaign film was narrated by two-time World and seven-time European Figure Skating Champion Javier Fernández. Today, American Figure Skater Ashley Wagner, 2016 ISU World Figure Skating silver medalist and 2014 Olympic bronze Team medalist, joins the cause. She conveys a heartfelt message to encourage people to stay strong, support each other in creative and mindful ways and together, we will get #UpAgain, after facing one of the biggest challenges humankind has encountered in decades.
The ISU council is proud to annouce the hosts for the Figure Skating Challenger Series events season 2020/21.