The 58th Ordinary ISU Congress was held in Phuket (THA) at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa from Monday, June 6, 2022 through Friday, June 10, 2022.
Every Congress sees major decisions about the future and direction of the ISU. In 2022 almost 240 Proposals were discussed and voted by over 250 Delegates additionally the elections for ISU Office Holders including the position of ISU President took place on June 10.
Joint ISU Members for Figure Skating and Speed Skating have two votes on each proposal dealt with in the plenary session, whereas ISU Members for Figure Skating or Speed Skating alone are entitled to one vote. Proposals require a two-thirds majority of ISU Members in favor in order to be accepted – expect for Technical Rules that require a simple majority. The Elections followed the procedure as per Article 30 of the ISU Constitution and General Regulations.
On the last and decisive day of the 58th ISU Congress, the assembly elected with a total of 77 votes Mr. Jae Youl Kim (KOR), who becomes the 12th President and the first from outside Europe to take the helm of the International Skating Union. He succeeds Mr. Jan Dijkema (NED), who has been leading the federation over the past six years.
On June 10, in front of the Delegates of the ISU Congress, Mr. Jae Youl Kim from Korea presented his Manifesto for the position of ISU President and obtained the largest election score of 77 votes – well beyond the required majority of 60 votes. The three other candidates running for the position were: Ms. Patricia St. Peter from the USA (24 votes), Ms. Susanna Rahkamo from Finland (13 votes) and Mr. Slobodan Delic from Serbia (5 votes).
Mr. Kim starts his four-year mandate with the mission “Together, we can go further” and five priority areas of focus: Growth, Opportunity, Innovation, Safeguarding and Unity. His vision and program bring together these objectives into a clear goal: growing all ice skating sports with a forward-looking approach by reaching new fans, markets and young generations while safeguarding athletes and unity among ISU Members.
To support the new ISU President in the accomplishment of this strategic plan, the ISU Congress voted for the other key ISU Office Holders roles (full list of candidates here).
Mr. Tron Espeli from Norway became the first Vice President Speed Skating while Mr. Benoit Lavoie from Canada was elected Vice President Figure Skating with a total of 55 votes. For each of these Branches, a team of five Council Members was also newly elected or re-elected, as detailed in the list of results here.
In addition, and for the first time in the history of the ISU, a Representative of the Athletes Commission joins the ISU Council. Mr. Eric Radford (CAN), Chair of the Athletes Commission, obtained 74 votes and therefore fills this new position on the Council.
Finally, the ISU Congress ended this election process by voting on the Chair and Members of the Disciplinary Commission as well as for the Technical Committees across all ice skating disciplines. The detailed results are listed here.
The 58th Ordinary ISU Congress is available as a live stream on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel.
Summary of results of mail voting on Proposals in replacement of the 58th Ordinary Congress 2021
Synchronized Skating: Changes in the general Regulations, Special Regulations and Technical Rules accepted by the 57th ISU Congress
Ice Dance: Changes in the General Regulations, Special Regulations & Technical Rules accepted by the 57th ISU Congress and Corrections to ISU Communication 2164
Single & Pair Skating Scale of Values, Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for marking Grade of Execution, season 2018/19 (REVISED)
Subject to 57th ISU Congress Decisions, the following Communication replaces Communication No. 2089
Single & Pair Skating - Some changes in Special Regulations and Technical Rules accepted by the 57th ISU Congress
The International Skating Union’s 57th Ordinary Congress concluded on June 8, 2018 in Sevilla (ESP) with the elections of the ISU Office Holders. This document contains the results of the elections.
Some of the most important decisions of the Congress from the Agenda ISU Communication 2156 and Urgent Matters ISU Communication 2160 are summarized in this document. All information regarding the 57th ISU Congress 2018 is available on https://www.isu.org/isu-congresses.
The candidates are presented per position, in alphabetical order.
The 57th ISU Ordinary Congress will take place in Seville Spain on June 4 – 8, 2018. Over 350 delegates are expected to meet at the Barcelo Renacimiento, including ISU Office Holders and delegations from ISU Member Federations.
Urgent Matters 57th ISU Ordinary Congress Sevilla 2018
Agenda of the 57th ISU Ordinary Congress Sevilla 2018
Various changes in the General Regulations, Special Regulations and Technical Rules, accepted by the 56th ISU Congress for Ice Dance
Summary of the 56th Ordinary Congress 2016. Elected and Appointed Positions.
Single & Pair Skating - Changes in General Regulations, Special Regulations and Technical Rules accepted by the 56th ISU Congress
Single & Pair Skating - Scale of Values, Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for marking Grade of Execution, season 2016/17. This document has been revised after the ISU Congress 2016.
The International Skating Union’s 56th Ordinary Congress concluded on June 10, 2016 in Dubrovnik (CRO). Over 350 Delegates from 85 ISU Member federations were present to vote on over 370 proposals and to elect candidates to ISU Office. The Congress was officially opened by ISU President Mr. Ottavio Cinquanta, who made a special acknowledgement of thanks to the Croatian Skating Federation for its organization of the Congress
The International Skating Union’s 56th Ordinary Congress concluded on June 10, 2016 in Dubrovnik (CRO) with the elections of the ISU Office Holders. The ISU 56th Ordinary Congress elected the following persons to ISU Office
Urgent Matters - 56th ISU Ordinary Congress, Dubrovnik, June 2016
Agenda of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress Dubrovnik 2016
The candidates are presented per position, in alphabetical order. Please note that the sequence in which the candiates for the different positions will be presented during the elections, will be drawn in presence of the ISU auditor. The same list including the CVs of the candidates shall be distributed to ISU Members by e-mail 3 weeks prior to the start of the ISU Congress. At that time, the list and the CVs will also be posted on the ISU Extranet.
Single & Pair Skating - Various Changes in the General Regulations, Special Regulations and Technical Rules Accepted by the 55th ISU Congress
Ice Dance - Various Changes in the General Regulations, Special Regulations and Technical Rules Accepted by the 55th ISU Congress