Considering the continued critical COVID-19 developments involving many travel and other restrictions and especially risks around the World, the ISU Council reiterated its basic policy decided during its April 28, 2020 Council meeting (ISU Communication 2320), namely that the health and safety of the participants of international ice skating events remains the number one priority. Mindful of the concern for health and safety related to COVID-19 but also the need to give Skaters the best possible opportunities to compete internationally, the ISU will give its utmost support to ISU Members in order to stage all international competitions that can safely be held during the season 2020/21. Considering the above mentioned exceptional circumstances, the basic ISU policy and with the objective to limit COVID-19 risky international traveling to the minimum, the Council considered a proposal received from the six organizing ISU Members of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series (Canada, China, France, Japan, Russia, USA. In line with the powers granted to the Council as per Article 17.1.q) of ISU Constitution, the Council agreed to the proposal that each individual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event of the season 2020/21 becomes a domestically run event. Therefore each organizing ISU Member is responsible for all media operations.
Nathan Chen (USA) at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating (USA) 2018©International Skating Union (ISU)
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, Beijing/China - December 10-13, 2020 (Olympic Test Event) is postponed. The ISU, in consultation with all stakeholders and considering the pandemic developments, is evaluating the continuation of the 2020/21 season, in particular the re-scheduling possibilities for the important Olympic Test Events. The ISU will communicate the conclusions at a later date.
Listed in under related content are the media accreditation contacts, deadlines and instructions for each ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event. Further information is available on the ISU Media Accreditation section of the ISU website. For further information about the ISU Grand Prix series, including entries and live results, click here.