Lausanne, Switzerland

Join an online class hosted by top coaches, choreographers and other Figure Skating professionals from April 19 – 24, 2020

The ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) are pleased to present, “Keep Training!” a series offering free training sessions, which will start with virtual Figure Skating off-ice training sessions and will continue at a later date with Speed Skating and Short Track sessions.

Each CoE will share its coaching expertise to encourage Skaters to keep on training whilst #StayHome and to connect with each other and get #UpAgain despite the current challenging times.

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Stéphane Lambiel, accompagnied by Deniss Vasiljevs (LAT), giving a Training Session 2020©International Skating Union (ISU)

As of April 19, a number of ISU CoEs will host the “Keep Training!” online training sessions with a range off-ice activities focusing on Figure Skating specific exercises, strength training or contemporary dance. Renowned Coaches and sports professionals from the participating CoEs have been selected to lead the sessions. These training sessions are suitable for Skaters of all levels. Sport amateurs and fitness enthusiasts can also follow the exercises with the awareness that no exercise should exceed their physical capacity.

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Gerard Lenting giving a training Session 2020©International Skating Union (ISU)

These training sessions will be available on the Skating ISU Channel and all of them can be followed directly online on the Keep Training YouTube Playlist. If you cannot join the “Keep Training!” sessions live, you can watch and follow them at your own pace at home. More sessions covering all ISU Sports, including Speed Skating and Short Track can be expected soon. The exact training schedule is shown below:

ISU CoE (Figure Skating) Virtual Training Sessions


Date & time (CET)

Hosting CoE

Hosting Coach / Professional

Name of Exercise

Equipment Required/Notes



Skating School of Switzerland

Stéphane Lambiel - Two-time World Champion and 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist.

Head Coach of the school, national coach and choreographer of Switzerland.

Strength & Plyometrics


Mat, elastic (TheraBand), weights (water bottles of 1–1.5L will do)



IWIS International Training Center Bangkok 

Nuth BoonyapornHighly qualified High-Performance Fitness Coach.

Suracha Kamolpanus - physiotherapist

Jean-Luc Chatellier - Stretching and Ballet coach

Core Body Training


Mat, Tennis ball



 Ice Rink Oberstdorf

Teresa Solveig Özkaraman - Certified dance teacher

State recognized Ballet Academy Fürth and Broadway Dance Center, New York City (USA)

Contemporary Dance Class Live



Ice Lab, Bergamo 

Ondrej Hotarek - Renowned pair skater turned coach

Off-ice Rotational Exercises 


Elastic (TheraBand)



Detroit Skating Club 

Matthew Schmitz - Professional dancer and choreographer; Senior Company Member with Eisenhower Dance Detroit.

Contemporary Dance Class


Dance appropriate floor, ballet / contemporary dance shoes / bare feet.



 Beijing CoE

Gerard Lenting - Former Olympic coach in Track & Field working as a national coach.

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Click the links and join the exercises! Meanwhile, stay safe, stay fit and Keep Training!

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