The Covid-19 restrictions somehow were a blessing in disguise for Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR). The silver medallist from last year’s ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships had more time with his family than usual over the summer, which he mostly spent with his wife and son Svein who was born in May. “It’s great to watch him grow,” Pedersen says. The Norwegian used the relatively quiet summer for a reset of his body after an exhausting and injury hampered season. He’s looking forward to racing this winter, even if it has to be in a bubble.
Find out about the Junior experience with an Exclusive interview between Anastasia Mishina & Aleksandr Galliamov (RUS) and Ted Barton. They also take us through their performance at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2019. Don't miss the full streams on Skating ISU YouTube Channel, as the ISU puts the juniors at the center stage in a time where the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating should have taken place. You will also find Ted's Takes on the top three performances of each event of the Championships.
The stars that impress us at the World and Olympic stage today all have started out at the junior level and began their journey with the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. So did Rika Kihira (JPN), a two-time ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Champion and the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Champion.
A number of the World's best Figure Skaters including two-time World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) and four-time Ice Dance World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), two-time World Pairs Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) are set to compete in the Grand Prix of Figure Skating events of the 2020/21 season.
Considering the pandemic developments and related impact on the organizers and participants of ISU Events, the ISU Council decided to cancel or postpone the following ISU Events
Ted Barton has a chat with Matteo Rizzo (ITA) to discuss the current times but also his experience as a junior. Although the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2020/21 was cancelled, Junior Skaters take centre stage in the spirit of the #UpAgain campaign with the streaming of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. Matteo takes us through his performance at the 2018 edition.
There is no doubt that the international Skating season 2020/21 is different from all other seasons athletes and fans have known. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes and restrictions. Nevertheless, athletes and coaches have been working hard and are eager to show the results of their work. The ISU Challenger event Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany, is the oldest continuously held Figure Skating competition in the world outside ISU Championships and kicks off the 2020/21 season as the first international event.
An exlusive interview between the young and talented Young You (KOR) and Ted Barton, takes us through her performance at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018. Don't miss the full streams on Skating ISU YouTube Channel, as the ISU puts the juniors at the center stage in a time where the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating should have taken place. You will also find Ted's Takes on the top three performances of each event of the Championships.
Following the cancellation of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Competitions and ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Competitions announced in ISU Communication No. 2345, the ISU Council concluded that the first ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Competition in Minsk (BLR), on November 28-29, 2020 cannot be held as planned and is therefore cancelled.
The stars that impress us at the World and Olympic stage today all have started out at the junior level and began their journey with the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. One of them is Vincent Zhou (USA), who claimed the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships title in 2017. The next season, he made the Olympic team and finished a respectable 6th in PyeongChang. In 2019, Zhou claimed the bronze medal at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships and the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.
Although the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2020/21 was cancelled, Junior Skaters take centre stage in the spirit of the #UpAgain campaign. Today, we take a trip down memory lane with Junhwan Cha (KOR) and Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko (USA) during their exclusive interview with Ted Barton, as they look back on their time as juniors and walk us through their performance at the 2017 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.
Kristen Santos (USA) broke through in Nagoya for her first individual ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating medal, claiming bronze in the Ladies’ 1000m.
Could China’s Short Track Speed Skaters soon be dazzling fans with versions of Victor An’s fabled ‘outside pass’? It is a strong possibility with the Olympic king set to coach the nation’s best through to Beijing 2022.