It is 1 June 2020 and Rachel Parsons is on the front line of the Black Lives Matter protests in Washington DC. Things are spiralling out of control and tension levels are ratcheting inexorably up but the former Ice Dancer knows she is just where she wants to be.
The International Skating Union and Art on Ice are proud to announce that the guest star of the ISU Skating Awards will be none other than James Morrison, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and guitarist. He will be performing his famous hit “Wonderful World” to accompany some of the world’s greatest skaters. He has earned his global fame with hits such as “You Give Me Something” and “You Make it Real” without forgetting his critically acclaimed collaboration with Nelly Furtado titled “Broken Strings”. The audience of the ISU Skating Awards will have the honor of seeing him perform “Wonderful World”, on the ISU Skating Awards on July 10, 2021, that will be Streamed on ISU Skating Awards page from 16:00 CEST.
The four-part short-form documentary series, which follows the stories of five athletes who competed in the 2021 Speed Skating Premieres Friday, July 2 via the ISU Newsletter. Make sure you're signed up!
Online voting took place between June 15-22, 2021 on the Proposals included in the summary of Proposals from ISU Members, the Council, the Sports Directors and Technical Committees for changes in the Constitution, General Regulations and Special Regulations. Find here the summary of the key decisions voted online by the ISU Members.
The World's best Figure Skaters including Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), reigning World Champions Nathan Chen (USA), Anna Shcherbakova (RUS), Anastasia Mishina/Alexander Galliamov (RUS) and Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS), European Champions, Olympic, World and European medalists are getting ready to compete in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 in the Olympic season.
As a multiple world Speed Skating champion, Brittany Bowe (USA) went through several ups and downs in her career. “We all have a story,” she said. With her own personal story, Bowe hopes to inspire others.
Sometimes just one photo and two words can change a lot. A little over a year ago, on May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, four-time ISU World Ice Dance Champion Guillaume Cizeron of France posted a photo of him and his boyfriend, with a simple message “Celebrate love”. With more than 26 000 “Likes” and more than 800 replies, this is Guillaume’s most popular post.
Coming from the Estonian countryside, it was a long and winding road for Saskia Alusalu (EST) to become an Olympic Speed Skater. The compulsory rest due to the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic last season, made her realize how tough the life of a top-athlete is. She skipped the bubble races in Heerenveen and is seeking the best pathway towards the Olympic Games in Beijing next season.
With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Skate Canada informed the International Skating Union it has cancelled the second ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, the event was scheduled to take place from August 25-28, 2021, at Meadows Arena in Edmonton Canada.
The world only moves forward when we move together. Usain Bolt, Yusra Mardini, Naomi Osaka and Tony Hawk highlight the incredible resilience and strength they have shown throughout this difficult time - a strength that has provided the hope and inspiration to the world.
New Zealand's former Short Track Speed Skater Blake Skjellerup is the special guest on the latest edition of The Ice Skating Podcast, produced to celebrate Pride month.
Italian Pair Skaters Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise have been competing at the World level for nine years and have three-top eight finished under their belts. The multiple Italian Champions are coming off a challenging year, but they finished on a high note, placing 8th at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships and fourth with the team at the ISU World Team Trophy 2021.
From one angle Shaolin Sandor Liu is a happy-go-lucky, loud, larger-than-life figure casually skating himself to European, World and Olympic Short Track Speed Skating glory. But look a little closer and the reality is somewhat different.
Join us for the journey of Brittany Bowe, Olympian, world record holder and six-time ISU World Speed Skating Champion legend! Alongside Guillaume Cizeron, whose name is iconic in Figure Skating as an Olympian who holds multiple ISU European and World Figure Skating Championships titles in Ice Dance. Together, Brittany and Guillame discuss the joys, challenges and experiences of being an LGBTQ+ athlete in the world of Skating and meet a VERY special guest.
It’s with great sadness that the ISU learned of the passing away of Igor Zhelezovsky. The six times ISU World Sprint Speed Skating champion died from Covid-19 in hospital at age 57 on June 12.