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.

All media wishing to attend other ISU Events and Championships must apply for media accreditation through the

 

ISU Online Media Accreditation System (O.M.A.S)

 

Only professional journalists, editors and photographers operating for editorial purpose, or producing an item containing informative content, will be accredited. Editorial use implies use by a media organization, including: agencies, newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, Internet, and/or an extension within an existing multimedia company (newspaper, magazine, TV, agency), as well as representatives from ISU Member federations acting as media for their press and communication activities. Informative content implies editing of original information.

All media must provide the following documentation when applying for media accreditation and further information could be requested:

  1. Endorsement Letter in .pdf, .jpg, .png or .jpeg 

  2. Copy of current professional media or journalist card in .pdf,.jpg,.png,.jpeg

  3. ID photo in .pdf, .jpg, .png or .jpeg

Accreditation will be granted to professional journalists and photographers only and any uncomplete applications will be refused.

  • Writing Press (newspaper, magazine, internet, agencies and ISU Member Federations): maximum one professional per organization (agencies and major newspapers: maximum two professionals)

  • Photographer: maximum one professional per organization (agencies and major newspapers: maximum two professionals)

  • Television non-right holder: maximum three professionals per organization

  • Radio non-right holder: maximum one professional per organization

  • Freelancer: A freelance journalist or photographer is a full time professional editor or photographer, who is not employed by an agency or newspaper – a self-employed professional. A freelance editor or photographer must provide written evidence that he/she operates on behalf of a clearly identified media. A freelance editor or photographer operating under his/her own account will not be accepted.

The total number of accredited media representatives will be subject to space available. The Organizing Committee (OC) and ISU reserve the right to refuse accreditation should the number of applications exceed given space or if any requested information / documentation has not been provided in due time.

Television and Radio Right Holders

Rights holding TV and radio must also apply for accreditation via the ISU online media accreditation system.  Access to the Right Holders area is restricted, therefore Right Holders are invited to contact the ISU Media Team media@isu.ch in order to obtain a username and password. 

All media are invited to consult the section below and the relevant Media Information package for more information. All media wishing to attend ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure SkatingISU Grand Prix of Figure SkatingISU World Cup Short Track Speed SkatingISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating or ISU World Cup Speed Skating Event must carefully read the General Information document available below which explains the procedure for each Event and provides the relevant Organizing Committee/Press Officer. 

 

document ISU Disclaimer Form for Non Right Holding media 16 February 2018

Media attending ISU Events with a video camera must fill in the Non Right Holder form

document ISU Disclaimer Form for Reporters and Photographers 16 February 2018

Media attending ISU Events with any kind of filming or photographic device must fill in the Media form

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020/21 - Media Accreditation Contacts 20 October 2020

The media accreditation contacts, deadlines and instructions for each ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event.

document ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup - Accreditation Form RUS 08 October 2020

Deadline November 16, 2020

document ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup - Accreditation Form ENG 08 October 2020

Deadline November 16, 2020

spreadsheet ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup - Visa Application Form 08 October 2020

Deadline November 9, 2020

spreadsheet ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - SHISEIDO Cup of China - Visa Application Form 05 October 2020

Deadline October 16, 2020

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate America - Media Accreditation Information 02 October 2020

Two levels of credentials are available; Group 1 a limited number of on site media; Group 2 for media covering the event virtually.

Deadline Group 1 October 7, 2020 and Group 2 October 12, 2020