After a successful first four-year partnership, the cooperation between the International Skating Union and House of Sports has been extended for another four years. The agreement runs from 2022/23 until the end of the 2025/26 season and includes worldwide marketing, advertising and hospitality rights for the ISU Speed Skating Championships and ISU World Cup Speed Skating Series whereas title sponsor’s partnerships for these Events will be handled by the ISU directly.
For the first time, the Juniors concluded the Figure Skating season as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, originally scheduled for the beginning of March in Sofia (BUL), were moved to mid-April and to Tallinn (EST) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
An epic spell that featured records being smashed, legendary status secured and some of the most competitive racing of all time, particularly at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, will ensure 2021/22 goes down as an all-time Short Track classic season.
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022 in Montpellier (FRA) wrapped up a long and exciting Olympic season for the senior-level Skaters and provided many highlights. Olympic Champions and medalists shone again, but we saw new faces on the podium as well and history was made.
It is little wonder Vincent Zhou (USA) was momentarily paralyzed when asked on the latest edition of The Ice Skating Podcast – available to listen to now – to share how he is feeling.
Nao Kodaira (JPN) will not be up for another full Speed Skating season next year, but she does not quite hang up her blades just yet. Japan's first female Olympic Speed Skating gold medalist said she wants to conclude her Speed Skating career after the Japanese single distance Championships in her hometown Nagano (JPN) on October 22-24th.
Many Synchronized Skating Alumni are known to pursue careers in the sport. Some become Technical Specialists or Judges, others focus on building awareness for the sport through NGO’s. And the third type of alumni are skaters that start coaching the next generation of skaters. Nadine Banholzer’s passion has led her to help young and passionate skaters to fulfil their dreams.
Isabeau Levito (USA) beat Jia Shin of Korea by a slim margin to win the gold medal in what was an exciting Junior Women’s final in Tallinn. Lindsay Thorngren (USA) pulled up from fourth place to earn the bronze. Levito and Shin had their debut at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships while Thorngren had competed in Tallinn at the 2020 ISU World Junior Championships.
Oona Brown/Gage Brown (USA) danced off with the gold medal as the Ice Dance competition concluded at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships continued in Tallinn (EST) Sunday.
Ilia Malinin (USA) crushed the competition and claimed gold, with more than 40 points to spare, at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn. Mikhail Shaidorov of Kazakhstan rose from eighth place in the Short Program to give his country its first medal at the ISU World Junior Championships. Japan’s Tatsuya Tsuboi moved up from fifth to earn the bronze.
Isabeau Levito (USA) flew high in the Junior Women’s Short Program to take the lead ahead of Korea’s Jia Shin and Ahsun Yun at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn (EST) Saturday.