All Officials who continue to meet the criteria as outlined in the Special Regulations and who, considering the period of time elapsed since their initial appointment, require re-certification are eligible for acceptance to the Frankfurt Seminar 2023 – recertification program.
The ISU Council met on January 16, 2023 and decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Figure Skating Championships for the seasons 2024/25 and 2025/26:
Following the decision of the 2022 ISU Congress to test a new Starting Procedure for Short Track Speed Skating (“Zero False Starts”), it was decided to conduct the tests during the ISU 4 Continents Championships and four ISU World Cup Short Track Competitions.
The Council has updated the ISU Infectious Disease Guideline for ISU Events, which can be found on the Clean Sport and Medical section of the website.
In accordance with the ISU Special Regulations for Synchronized Skating 2022, Rules 901, paragraph 7 and 903, paragraph 3 - to be eligible for promotion to the qualification as “ISU Judge” for Synchronized Skating, the candidates must have passed the ISU Synchronized Skating Judges Examination. The Synchronized Skating Judges Examination will be held on the occasion of the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2022.
On December 4, 2022, the International Skating Union (ISU) together with a variety of partners, national federations and skating clubs from all over the globe celebrated the first ever World Ice Skating Day (WISD). This inaugural edition was a success with events organized in 47 countries and at 170 ice rinks worldwide. By reuniting thousands of skaters of different levels, ages and social backgrounds, the ISU has achieved the major goal that underline this initiative: making equal access, diversity and inclusion a reality in the ice skating community – a trend to be set not only over a single day but for the years ahead.
The ISU Council has decided to withdraw with immediate effect the provisional allotments to the Russian Skating Union of two ISU Events for which ISU Members are invited to submit applications.
Further to ISU Communication No. 2518, the Summary of Championships applications received by the ISU for seasons 2023/24, 2024/25, 2025/26 and 2026/27 is now available.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is thrilled to announce that its #UpAgain campaign has won the “Best Specialist Campaign” and also won silver for “Best Use of Social Media” in the 2022 International Content Marketing Awards.
The first Junior Short Track Challenge Competition of the season took place in Bialystok, Poland on November 18-20 and the next will be held in Torino, Italy on November 25-27.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to welcome as an Official Partner of the World Ice Skating Day (WISD) the UK-based ice leisure company Planet Ice, the largest chain of ice rinks in Europe. The ISU and Planet Ice share a common commitment to create initiatives and experiences aiming at expanding Ice Skating sports to the large public. In this spirit, Planet Ice will open up its 14 rinks and offer a range of free activities all over the country to celebrate the first-ever World Ice Skating Day on December 4th 2022.
This Communication is announcing the deadline to send the applications to host an ISU Synchronized Skating Judges Seminars in 2023.