Reigning World Champions Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) and Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier (USA) start into their ISU Grand Prix season as the Series kicks off with Skate America this week in Norwood, MA (USA). Jumping phenomena Ilia Malinin (USA) is expected to impress with his famous quad Axel.
World records have tumbled in Short Track Speed Skating over the past two decades. Canada dominated early in the Men’s field before an Asian charge in the past decade, while Republic of Korea and China have dominated the Women’s fastest times. But some Canadian and Dutch greats have hit back over the past few years.
Legendary Dutch Speed Skater Sven Kramer received the most prestigious of awards at the annual ANOC Gala Awards on October 19, 2022.
Leading Figure Skaters of the world including reigning World Champion Shoma Uno (JPN), Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) and Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier (USA) as well as Olympic, World and European medalists are back in action at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2022/23. Exciting competition is ahead as accomplished Skaters meet the up and coming next generation.
Following six weeks of exciting competition at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, the top six Skaters/Couples per discipline booked their tickets for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino (ITA), December 8-11, 2022.
Seven Skaters/Couples grabbed the last available tickets for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (December 08-11, 2022 in Torino/ITA) during the sixth and last event of the JGP Series in Egna-Neumarkt (ITA). Hana Yoshida (JPN), Lucas Broussard (USA) and Ice Dancers Katerina Mrazkova/Daniel Mrazek (CZE) all earned their second gold medal on the circuit and their spot at the Final in Torino (ITA).
The ISU is constantly working on developing the Skating sports and part of that process are rule changes. Rule changes reflect the growth of the sport and help to shape it in the desired way that it remains exciting, spectacular and can be judged. Figure Skating is a discipline that highlights athletic and artistic abilities more than any other sport and it is important to keep the right balance between them.
The ISU Council met on October 9-12, 2022 and decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Figure Skating Championships
Several Skaters and Couples secured their spot in the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final at the fifth event of the series in Gdansk (POL). Pair Skaters Anastasia Golubeva/Hektor Giotopoulos Moore (AUS) and Ice Dancers Nadiia Bashynska/Peter Beaumont (CAN) celebrated back to back victories while Ami Nakai (JPN) and Takeru Amine Kataise (JPN) took their first gold medals.
Mao Shimada (JPN) continued her winning ways in Gdansk and claimed her second gold medal on the circuit and her spot in the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Lucas Broussard (USA), Pair Skaters Anastasia Golubeva/Hektor Giotopoulos Moore (AUS) and Ice Dancers Nadiia Bashynska/Peter Beaumont (CAN) celebrated the first Junior Grand Prix victory.
The ISU supported the North American International Adult Figure Skating Competition, which took place in Ottawa (CAN) on September 21 – 24, 2022.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to announce the launch of the very first World Ice Skating Day (WISD), an annual festival celebrating Ice Skating all over the world through multiple events taking place simultaneously on December 4, 2022. Its mission is simple: to reunite ice skating professionals, amateurs, beginners and newcomers to break social, economic and cultural boundaries and to ultimately encourage greater inclusion, youth involvement and future development of all ice skating disciplines.
The International Skating Union (ISU) in collaboration with the world-famous skating show Art on Ice, are delighted to announce that the third edition of the ISU Skating Awards will take place on February 5, 2023.
Speed Skating is about time and times have gradually become faster in the long history of the sport. At times new developments initiated revolutionary jumps in record times. In a brief history of world records we discuss some defining moments, starting with the old age and the first revolution: artificial rinks.