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pdf ISU Statement Kamila Valieva (ROC) disqualification and Olympic Winter Games Team event results 09 February 2024

ISU Statement – Kamila Valieva (ROC) disqualification and Olympic Winter Games Team event results

pdf ISU Statement CAS Decision Kamila Valieva (ROC) 30 January 2024

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Panel in charge of the case between the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), the International Skating Union (ISU), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva rendered its verdict on January 29, 2024.

pdf ISU Statement - Correction of the Women’s 3000m relay A Final race of October 29, 2023 01 November 2023

During the ISU World Cup Short Track in Montreal on Sunday 29 October 2023 the Final A race of the Women’s 3000 meters Relay witnessed a dramatic turn of events. Skaters from all four competing teams experienced falls in the race's final stages, which extends over 27 laps (each lap is normally concluded in about 9 seconds).

pdf Provisional allotment ISU Championships 2027 and 2028 07 October 2023

The ISU Council met on October 6-8, 2023 and decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Championships and ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2023/24 - Media Accreditation Information 08 September 2023

Overview of the media accreditation contacts, deadlines and instructions for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2023/24.

pdf Provisional allotments of ISU Events for season 2023/24 to 2027/28 12 June 2023

The ISU Council met between June 9-11, 2023 and decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Events for the seasons 2023/24 through to 2027/28.

pdf ISU Statement - IOC Recommendations of March 28, 2023 11 June 2023

The ISU Council met on June 9-11, 2023 and discussed the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) recommendations of March 28, 2023 for International Federations on the participation of athletes with a Russian or Belarussian passport in international competitions.

pdf Events Calendar for Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating up to 2026/27 01 May 2023

During the latest ISU Council meeting held in Tokyo (JPN) on March 19-20, 2023 the decision was taken to provisionally allot the Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Championships and World Cups from season 2023/24 up to 2026/27 (see overview of all the latest ISU Council decisions here: Communication N° 2548). Further to this deliberation, the ISU can unveil its long-term calendar listing all Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating events until the season 2026/27 (for more details, read Communication N° 2557).

 

pdf Facts and Figures - ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2023 - Saitama (JPN) 20 March 2023

The ISU European Figure Skating Championships are held in Espoo, Finland, for the first time in history. Finland has hosted the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki in 2009, 1993 and 1977 as well as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 1914, 1983, 1999 and 2017. Espoo has hosted the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event Grand Prix Espoo in 2022.

pdf Facts & Figures - ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2023 - Calgary (CAN) 27 February 2023

The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2023 are held in Calgary, AB (CAN) for the first time. Canada has hosted the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships five times previously: in 2005 (Kitchener, ON), in 1998 (St. John, NB), in 1992 (Hull, QC), in 1987 (Kitchener, ON) and in 1981 (London, ON). 

pdf Media Accreditation Deadlines - ISU World Championships 2023 13 February 2023

Reminder about the media accreditation deadlines – both for on-site and remote/virtual attendance  – of the upcoming 2023 ISU World Championships across all ice skating disciplines. Please refer to the document for applications dates and Press Officers contact details. 

pdf Facts & Figures - ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2023 - Colorado Springs (USA) 07 February 2023

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships will be held in Colorado Springs (USA) for the fourth time. Colorado Springs hosted the event in 2012, 2007 and 2006 before. The ISU Four Continents Championships are held annually since 1999. In 2021, the competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in 2022 it was held in Tallinn (EST) after the original host China had returned the event due to the pandemic.

pdf Facts & Figures - European Figure Skating Championships 2023 - Espoo (FIN) 23 January 2023

The ISU European Figure Skating Championships are held in Espoo, Finland, for the first time in history. Finland has hosted the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki in 2009, 1993 and 1977 as well as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 1914, 1983, 1999 and 2017. Espoo has hosted the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event Grand Prix Espoo in 2022.

pdf Provisional allotments of ISU Figure Skating Championships 2024/25 and 2025/26 17 January 2023

The ISU Council met on January 16, 2023 and decided to provisionally allot several ISU Figure Skating Championships for the seasons 2024/25 and 2025/26. Please refer to the press release for all details. 

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Egna-Neumarkt (ITA) 2022/23 - Review 17 October 2022

Seven Skaters/Couples grabbed the last available tickets for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (December 08-11, 2022 in Torino/ITA) during the sixth and last event of the JGP Series in Egna-Neumarkt (ITA). Hana Yoshida (JPN), Lucas Broussard (USA) and Ice Dancers Katerina Mrazkova/Daniel Mrazek (CZE) all earned their second gold medal on the circuit and their spot at the Final in Torino (ITA).  

pdf ISU FAQ Age Limit 14 October 2022
pdf ISU FAQ Program Components 14 October 2022
pdf Provisional allotment of ISU Figure Skating Championships 2025 and 2026 12 October 2022

The ISU Council met on October 9-12, 2022 and decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Figure Skating Championships

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Gdansk 2 (POL) 2022/23 - Review 10 October 2022

Several Skaters and Couples secured their spot in the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final at the fifth event of the series in Gdansk (POL). Pair Skaters Anastasia Golubeva/Hektor Giotopoulos Moore (AUS) and Ice Dancers Nadiia Bashynska/Peter Beaumont (CAN) celebrated back to back victories while Ami Nakai (JPN) and Takeru Amine Kataise (JPN) took their first gold medals.  

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Gdansk (POL) 2022/23 - Review 03 October 2022

Mao Shimada (JPN) continued her winning ways in Gdansk and claimed her second gold medal on the circuit and her spot in the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Lucas Broussard (USA), Pair Skaters Anastasia Golubeva/Hektor Giotopoulos Moore (AUS) and Ice Dancers Nadiia Bashynska/Peter Beaumont (CAN) celebrated the first Junior Grand Prix victory.
Following the cancellation of the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Armenia due to security concerns, the entries were reallocated to the remaining three ISU Junior Grand Prix events. Gdansk hosted the event instead of Grenoble (FRA) that had pulled out.  

pdf The ISU launches first World Ice Skating Day on December 4, 2022 23 September 2022

The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to announce the launch of the very first World Ice Skating Day (WISD), an annual festival celebrating Ice Skating all over the world through multiple events taking place simultaneously on December 4, 2022. Its mission is simple: to reunite ice skating professionals, amateurs, beginners and newcomers to break social, economic and cultural boundaries and to ultimately encourage greater inclusion, youth involvement and future development of all ice skating disciplines.

pdf Save the date: The ISU Skating Awards 2023 to be held on February 5, 2023 22 September 2022

The International Skating Union (ISU) in collaboration with the world-famous skating show Art on Ice, are delighted to announce that the third edition of the ISU Skating Awards will take place on February 5, 2023.

pdf ISU Statement - Reallocation of entries of cancelled ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2022 - Yerevan (ARM) 21 September 2022

The ISU Council evaluated the potential options to replace the cancelled ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Yerevan (ARM) – September 21-24, 2022 (see ISU Statement of September 16).

pdf ISU Statement - ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2022 Cancellation - Yerevan (ARM) 16 September 2022

The ISU Council has followed with concern the recent developments at the Armenian/Azerbaijan border and protests in Yerevan.

pdf ISU statement - ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2022 (ARM) 14 September 2022

Further to the reports of fighting which has erupted between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops along the Armenia–Azerbaijan border, the ISU is closely monitoring the situation and is in contact with the organizers of the upcoming ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, scheduled to take place in Yerevan/Armenia on September 22-24, 2022.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2022/23 Riga (LAT) - Review 12 September 2022

Nikolaj Memola (ITA) and Pair Skaters Cayla Smith/Andy Deng (USA) became the first Skaters to seal spots in the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Dec. 8-11, 2022) with their win at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Riga (LAT) (Sept. 7-10, 2022). ISU World Junior silver medallist Jia Shin (KOR) struck gold in the Women’s event while Darya Grimm/Michail Savitskiy (GER) topped the Ice Dance podium.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2022/23 - Media Accreditation 08 September 2022

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series will start on October 21, 2022. The Series is comprised of six international events plus the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, which will be held on December 8 – 11, 2022 in Torino (ITA). All the relevant information on media accreditation are detailed in the document. 

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2022/23 - Ostrava (CZE) - Review 05 September 2022

Newcomers Mao Shimada (JPN), Nozomu Yoshioka (JPN) and Sophia Baram/Daniel Tioumentsev (USA)  collected the gold medals at the second ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Ostrava (CZE) while Katerina Mrazkova/Daniel Mrazek won the first ISU Junior Grand Prix Ice Dance title for the Czech Republic.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2022/23 - Courchevel - Review 29 August 2022

Korean Ice Dancers Hannah Lim/Ye Quan claimed a historic first ISU Junior Grand Prix title in the discipline for their country, as the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2022/23 kicked off with the first event in Courchevel (FRA). Hana Yoshida and Shunsuke Nakamura continued Japan’s success in Single Skating after the country had sat out the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in the past season.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2022/23 - Preview 23 August 2022

The next generation of talented young Figure Skaters takes the stage as the Juniors traditionally start the season with the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2022/23.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2022/23 - Media Accreditation 15 August 2022

The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series will start on August 24, 2022. The Series is comprised of seven events plus the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, which will be held December 8 – 11, 2022 in Torino (ITA). All the relevant information on media accreditation and Covid-19 measures are detailed in the document. 

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Grenoble (FRA) reallocated to Gdansk (POL) 29 July 2022

The ISU was informed by the Fédération Française des Sports de Glace (FFSG) of the cancellation of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event that was scheduled to take place from September 28 to October 1, 2022 in Grenoble (FRA). The Council decided to reallocate the event to Gdansk (POL) following a spontaneous application.

pdf World Champions to highlight ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events 2022/23 22 July 2022

Top Figure Skaters of the world including reigning World Champions Shoma Uno (JPN), Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) and Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier (USA) as well as Olympic, World and European medalists are getting ready to compete in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2022/23 in the post-Olympic season when accomplished Skaters meet the up and coming next generation.

pdf The fourth ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event 2022/23 allotted to Sheffield (GBR) 21 July 2022

Further to the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Cup of China event, the International Skating Union (ISU) is pleased to announce that the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - MK John Wilson Trophy has been allotted to Sheffield (GBR) and will be hosted as planned on November 11-13, 2022.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2022-23 21 July 2022

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup (RUS) cannot be held due to the ongoing war in Ukraine and the ISU was informed of the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Cup of China 2022. Replacement solutions are to be found with the support of ISU Members.  

pdf Claudia Pechstein Case - Decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court 12 July 2022

Today (July 12, 2022), the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) published a decision upholding the constitutional complaint of Ms. Claudia Pechstein challenging two decisions of the Federal Court of Justice which had been issued in 2016.

pdf Kai Verbij wins the 2022 VISA Award for the Beijing Olympic Winter Games 24 June 2022

“I did not want to mess up someone else’s Olympic performance,” said Kai Verbij (NED) after sacrificing his medal chances in the Men’s 1000m Speed Skating Final at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games by giving priority to opponent Laurent Dubreuil (CAN), who won silver. Verbij left Beijing empty-handed, but got a consolation reward four months later. The Dutchman was granted by a public’s vote the 2022 VISA Award for his ‘classy move’, as Dubreuil labeled it. 

pdf ISU 58th Ordinary Congress 2022 Phuket - Day 5 - Elections 10 June 2022

On the last and decisive day of the 58th ISU Congress, the assembly elected with a total of 77 votes Mr. Jae Youl Kim (KOR), who becomes the 12th President and the first from outside Europe to take the helm of the International Skating Union. He succeeds Mr. Jan Dijkema (NED), who has been leading the federation over the past six years.

pdf ISU 58th Ordinary Congress 2022 Phuket - Day 4 09 June 2022

The 58th Ordinary ISU Congress continued on June 9, 2022 with the split Sessions for the Figure Skating and Speed Skating Branches.

pdf ISU 58th Ordinary Congress 2022 Phuket - Day 3 08 June 2022

The 58th Ordinary ISU Congress continued on June 8, 2022 with the split Sessions for the Figure Skating and Speed Skating Branches. During the sessions, Delegates can only vote on the Special Rules and Technical Regulations, with a two-thirds majority required.

pdf ISU 58th Ordinary Congress 2022 Phuket - Day 2 - Age Limit 07 June 2022

The ISU Congress voted in favor of the ISU Council Proposal 22 to gradually increase the age limit for Senior Skaters from 15 to 17 years for the sake of protecting the physical and mental health, and emotional well-being of the Skaters. There will be no change for the season 2022/23. An increase to 16 years for the season 2023/24 and an increase to 17 years for the season 2024/25 and subsequent seasons will then be implemented.

pdf ISU 58th Ordinary Congress 2022 Phuket (THA) – Day 1 06 June 2022

Attended by over 250 Delegates, the 58th Ordinary ISU Congress opened on June 6, 2022 with a welcome message by the ISU President Mr. Jan Dijkema and a minute’s silence was held in memory of great friends of the ISU and the Skating family who are no longer with us.

pdf Speed Skating & Short Track Speed Skating 2022-23 Events Calendars 02 June 2022

The ISU recently released the 2022/23 World Cup competitions and Four Continents Championships dates and venues for both the Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating disciplines.

pdf ISU Congress 2022 Preview 18 May 2022

The 58th ISU Ordinary Congress will take place in Phuket Thailand on June 6 – 10, 2022. Over 280 delegates are expected to meet at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, including ISU Office Holders and delegations from ISU Member Federations.

pdf New ISU Athlete Safeguarding Policy 13 May 2022

The ISU Council approved a new ISU Athlete Safeguarding Policy and related updates to the ISU Code of Ethics. The Athlete Safeguarding Policy was drafted in close cooperation with the ISU Athletes Commission.

pdf ISU extends cooperation with House of Sports BV until 2025/26 12 May 2022

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.

pdf 58th Ordinary ISU Congress Agenda - June 2022 29 April 2022

The 58th Ordinary ISU Congress will be held in Phuket (THA) at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa from Monday, June 6, 2022 through Friday, June 10, 2022.

pdf 11 entities obtain the ISU Centers of Excellence label 22 April 2022

At its meeting on April 1-2, 2022 in Lausanne (SUI), the ISU Council approved the recommendations of the ISU Center of Excellence (CoE) Project Group for the new cycle of the ISU CoE project and the selection of 11 entities for the 4-year period of April 2022 to April 2026.

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2022 - Tallinn - Day 4 - Finals 17 April 2022

Oona Brown/Gage Brown (USA) and Isabeau Levito (USA) skated to victory as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships wrapped up in Tallinn (EST) Sunday with the Junior Free Dance and the Junior Women’s Free Skating. The USA were the most successful ISU member in Tallinn, picking up four out of 12 medals and three of them were gold. Canada takes home three medals. Georgia, Korea, Kazakhstan, Australia and Japan earned one medal each. 

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2022 - Tallinn - Day 3 16 April 2022

Ilia Malinin (USA) ruled at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn (EST) Saturday to take the title. Isabeau Levito (USA) soared to the lead in the Junior Women’s Short Program. 

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2022, Day Two - Tallinn 15 April 2022

Pair Skaters Karina Safina/Luka Berulava (GEO) won a historical title when they struck gold at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn (EST) Friday. Earlier, Oona Brown/Gage Brown (USA) took the lead in the Rhythm Dance. 

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2022 - Tallinn - Day 1 14 April 2022

Ilia Malinin (USA) and Pair Skaters Karina Safina/Luka Berulava (GEO) skated to the lead as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships opened in Tallinn (EST) Thursday with the Junior Men’s and Junior Pairs Short Programs. At total of 144 Skaters/Couples representing 39 ISU members are competing in Estonia. 

pdf The ISU Skating Awards postponed to 2023 12 April 2022

During the latest ISU Council meeting held on April 1-2, 2022, the feasibility of maintaining the ISU Skating Awards 2022 was evaluated.

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2022 - Tallinn (EST) - Preview 12 April 2022

 The next generation of promising Skaters will take center stage at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn (EST) April 13-17, 2022. At total of 145 Skaters/Couples from 40 ISU members are set to compete in Estonia.

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2022 - Tallinn (EST) - Facts & Figures 12 April 2022

The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2022 are held in Tallinn, Estonia, for the third time. Tallinn has hosted the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2015 and 2020, as well as the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2010 and 2022 along with the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2022 – meaning that the Estonian capital has welcomed three ISU Championships this season, which is a record.

pdf ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2022 Montreal (CAN) Review Day 2 10 April 2022

Min Jeong Choi (KOR) won gold in the Women’s 1000m and 3000m Super-Final on Sunday to be crowned overall champion at the 2022 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships at the Maurice-Richard Arena, Montreal. Shaoang Liu (HUN) won gold in the Men’s 1000m race, adding to his 500m and 1500m titles on Saturday, to capture the Men’s overall crown.

pdf ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2022 - Hamilton (CAN) - Review Day 2 10 April 2022

Les Suprêmes of Canada claimed their first World title and the third for Canada. To the delight of the crowd, they did it on home ice at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Hamilton (CAN) Saturday.

pdf ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2022 - Hamilton (CAN) - Review Day 1 09 April 2022

The Helsinki Rockettes of Finland skated to a narrow lead in the Short Program as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships kicked off in Hamilton (CAN) Friday.

pdf ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2022 Montreal (CAN) Review Day 1 10 April 2022

There were several big names on the podium, and some newcomers too, as the first day of medal events took place at the 2022 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships at the Maurice-Richard Arena, Montreal.

pdf ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2022 - Montreal (CAN) - Preview 06 April 2022

The 2022 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships take place at the Maurice-Richard Arena, Montreal, from April 8-10 and several big names will be looking to write their own piece of history in Canada.

pdf ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2022 - Hamilton (CAN) - Preview 05 April 2022

Following a break of two years due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships are finally back. The World’s top teams gather this week in Hamilton (CAN) to find out who their new champions are.

pdf ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022 - Montpellier (FRA) - Review Day 4 26 March 2022

Ice Dancers Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) triumphed on home ice while Shoma Uno (JPN) claimed his first World title as competition wrapped up at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022 in Montpellier (FRA) Saturday with the Men’s Free Skating and the Free Dance.

 

pdf ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022 - Montpellier (FRA) - Review Day 3 25 March 2022

Kaori Sakamoto skated off with gold as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022 continued in Montpellier (FRA) Friday with the Rhythm Dance and the Ladies Free Skating. Gabriella Papadakis/ Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) lead in the Rhythm Dance.

pdf ISU World Figure Skating Championships - Montpellier (FRA) - Review Day 2 24 March 2022

Pair Skaters Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier skated to gold at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022 in Montpellier (FRA) Thursday. Earlier today, Shoma Uno led the Japanese Men to a sweep in the Short Program.

pdf ISU World Figure Skating Championships - Montpellier (FRA) - Review Day 1 23 March 2022

Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) and Pair Skaters Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier (USA) skated to the lead as the 2022 ISU World Figure Skating Championships opened in Montpellier (FRA) with the Womens’ and Pairs Short Programs on Wednesday. Montpellier hosts the Championships for the first time. A total of 153 Skaters representing 38 ISU members have been entered for the event.

pdf ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022 - Montpellier (FRA) - Preview 21 March 2022

Olympic and World medallists, including Olympic Ice Dance Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France, headline the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Montpellier (FRA) March 21 to 27, 2022.

pdf Facts & Figures - World Figure Skating Championships 2022 - Montpellier (FRA) 21 March 2022

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022 will be held in Montpellier for the first time, but France has hosted the ISU World Figure Skating Championships eight times before - in Nice (2012 and 2000), Paris (1989, 1958, 1952, 1949, 1936) and Lyon (1971).

pdf ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2022 - Innsbruck (AUT) - Review 20 March 2022

Team Fintastic Junior (FIN) successfully defended their title as the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships concluded in Innsbruck (AUT) on Saturday. Team Skyliners Junior (USA) claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to the newcomers from Team Elite Junior (USA). It was an exciting battle until the end with only 1.50 points separating the winners from the bronze medalists.

pdf ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2022 - Innsbruck (AUT) - Preview 16 March 2022

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships will be held in Innsbruck (AUT) March 17-19, 2022. A total of 23 teams representing 18 ISU members have been entered for the Championships. This is the seventh edition of the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships, which was a biennial event, and has become annual beginning of 2017. The event was cancelled in 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic.

pdf World Cup Speed Skating Final 2022 - Heerenveen (NED) - Day 2 Press Release 13 March 2022

Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) secured the World Cup Trophy in the shortest distance. Tatsuya Shinhama (JPN) won the last race. Kjeld Nuis added a 1500m gold to Saturday’s 1000m win, but Joey Mantia (USA) went home with the 1500m World Cup Trophy, and Bart Swings (BEL) secured the Mass Start Trophy. In the women’s competition Irene Schouten (NED) added two more gold medals to her incredible season’s tally at the World Cup final. Olympic 500m Champion Erin Jackson (USA) secured the 500m World Cup Trophy winning the final race on Sunday. Miho Takagi (JPN) seized 1000m gold, with Brittany Bowe (USA) taking home the 1000m World Cup Trophy.

document World Cup Speed Skating Final 2022 - Heerenveen (NED) - Day 1 Press Release 12 March 2022

Ireen Wüst and Sven Kramer (NED) waved the Thialf home crowd farewell at the ISU World Cup Final in Heerenveen on Saturday. Wüst, who came fourth in the 1500m at the World Cup final, collected 13 Olympic medals (6G, 5S, 2B) and multiple European and World titles, while Kramer won nine Olympic medals (4G, 2S, 3B). Kramer had already skated his last competition at the Beijing Olympic Games. 

pdf World Cup Speed Skating Final - Heerenveen (NED) - Preview 09 March 2022

After groundbreaking records, momentous victories and true sportsmanship at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and thrilling ISU World Speed Skating Championships in Hamar (NOR) last week, the 2022 Speed Skating season comes to a close with one more highlight: the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final in Heerenveen (NED). Skaters look forward to a full house at the Thialf Stadium after the pandemic forced to keep the stands empty last year. 

pdf Speed Skating World Championships Hamar, Day 4 06 March 2022

After being confirmed as the queen of Olympic Speed Skating with three gold medals and a bronze in Beijing, Irene Schouten (NED) added the Allround crown at the ISU World Championships in Hamar on Sunday. The 29-year-old Dutchwoman made up for what she lost in the shorter distances with unmatched performances in the endurance events to leave Miho Takagi (JPN) in second place and Antoinette de Jong (NED) in third. In the men’s tournament Nils van der Poel (SWE) shattered the 10,000m track record to dethrone Patrick Roest (NED) as World Allround Champion and follow up two Olympic golds in Beijing with his career first World Allround title.

pdf ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2022 - Gdansk (POL) - Review 06 March 2022

Many in Canada believe that Florence Brunelle might be their country’s heir to the brilliant Kim Boutin – a skater who has bagged world records, Olympic medals and World Cup titles aplenty during her Short Track career. 

pdf World Speed Skating Championships Hamar, Day 3 05 March 2022

In a classic fight between speed and stamina, Miho Takagi (JPN) struck hard in the 500m before Irene Schouten (NED) hit back with a track record in the 3000m. The pair set up an epic fight for the title and heading into the second day of the women’s Allround World Championships in Hamar, Takagi holds a 0.43-second advantage over her Dutch rival in Sunday’s 1500m. In the men’s tournament, Patrick Roest (NED), who is chasing a fourth consecutive crown, has a fight on his hands with Beijing nemesis Nils van der Poel (SWE). Meanwhile, the Dutch women finished ahead of Poland and Norway in the World Team Sprint, while Bjørn Magnussen, Henrik Fagerli Rukke and Håvard Lorentzen delighted the home crowd by winning the men’s Team Sprint.

pdf World Speed Skating Championships Hamar, Day 2 04 March 2022

Jutta Leerdam (NED) claimed her first World Sprint crown at the ISU World Championships in Hamar on Friday. The 23-year-old Dutchwoman beat Femke Kok (NED) by 0.37s in the final 1000m to edge out her compatriot by 0.07 points in the overall classification. Vanessa Herzog (AUT) took bronze. In the men’s tournament Thomas Krol (NED) also took his career first World Sprint title ahead of Kai Verbij (NED) and Håvard Lorentzen (NOR). All three men paid tribute to Laurent Dubreuil (CAN), who led after the first day but had to withdraw due to a positive Covid-19 test.

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2022 allotted to Tallinn (EST) 04 March 2022

On February 12, 2022 the ISU Council decided that the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships could not be held as planned on March 7-13, 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

pdf World Speed Skating Championships Hamar, Day 1 03 March 2022

Jutta Leerdam and Femke Kok set up an exciting battle for the title on the first day of the ISU World Sprint Championships in Hamar on Thursday. After Kok had won the 500m and Leerdam the 1000m, the youngsters from the Netherlands were only 0.07 points apart, with Leerdam on top. In the men’s competition Laurent Dubreuil made his mark in the 500m and Thomas Krol hit back in the 1000m. With a solid third place, Dubreuil managed to limit the damage in the 1000m and the Canadian heads into the second day as leader in the ranking.

pdf ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Champs 2022 - Montreal (CAN) - New dates 03 March 2022

The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal, (CAN) have been postponed to April 8-10, 2022

pdf ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2022 - Gdansk (POL) - Preview 03 March 2022

The 2022 ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships take place at the Hala Olivia, Gdansk, Poland, from March 4-6. The competition will award medals over 500m, 1000m and 1500m for both genders, with a 3000m Relay for Women and a 5000m Relay for Men.

pdf World Speed Skating Championships 2022 - Hamar (NOR) - Preview 02 March 2022

After the single distance specialists had their chance to shine at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games last month, versatility and consistency will be required over four distances at the ISU World Speed Skating Championships 2022 in Hamar. In the Allround tournaments short and long distance performances are added up in one overall ranking, and in the Sprint Championships Skaters have to perform well over the course of two 500m and two 1000m races.

pdf ISU Statement - Postponement World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2022 Montreal 02 March 2022

Following the recent worldwide developments (Covid-19 pandemic and Ukrainian crisis), the ISU and Speed Skating Canada are currently considering a postponement of the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal, CAN from March 18-20, 2022, to the first part of April 2022.

pdf ISU Statement on the Ukrainian crisis - Participation in international competitions of Skaters and Officials from Russia and Belarus 01 March 2022

The ISU Council reiterates its solidarity with all those affected by the conflict in Ukraine and our thoughts are with the entire Ukrainian people and country.

pdf ISU Statement on Ukraine and remaining ISU Events season 2021/22 27 February 2022

The ISU is witnessing with great disbelief the events unfolding in Ukraine and is deeply concerned about the safety of the skating family in Ukraine. Our hearts go out to all those affected and our thoughts are with the entire Ukrainian people and country. The ISU expresses its solidarity with all those affected by this conflict.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Figure Skating Pairs Free Skating - Review 19 February 2022

China’s Wenjing Sui/Cong Han struck gold on home ice as the Figure Skating competition at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games concluded with the Pairs Free Skating at the Capital Indoor Stadium Saturday. Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (ROC) were edged by less than one point and took the silver, while teammates Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov (ROC) earned the bronze.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Men's & Women's Mass Start Finals - Review 19 February 2022

Irene Schouten (NED) crowned herself queen of the National Speed Skating Oval in the final race of the exhilarating Olympic Speed Skating tournament in Beijing. After winning two gold and a bronze medal already, she finished with another gold in the Mass Start on Saturday. In the Men’s competition Bart Swings (BEL) took a historic first ever Olympic Speed Skating title for Belgium and the first Belgian gold at the Winter Olympics since 1948.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Figure Skating Pairs Short Program - Review 18 February 2022

2018 Olympic silver medalists Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) took the lead setting a new record score as the Figure Skating competition continued with the Pairs Short Program at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at the Capital Indoor Stadium on Friday. Two-time ISU World silver medalists  Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (ROC) are just 0.16 points behind in second place, while 2021 ISU World Champions Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov (ROC) came third. The top three couples set a new personal best score for themselves.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Men's 1000m Review 18 February 2022

After his 1500m silver, Thomas Krol (NED) took another step up to the podium, seizing the Olympic 1000m title in Beijing. The Dutchman finished in 1 minute 7.92s, to keep Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) 0.40s behind. The Canadian landed silver after an act of true selfless sportsmanship by Krol’s long-time friend Kai Verbij (NED), who made way for Dubreuil after the pair ended up level on the final backstretch of their exhilarating race. Håvard Lorentzen (NOR) followed up his 2018 silver with bronze at the Beijing 2022 Olympics.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Women's & Men's Mass Start Finals - Preview 18 February 2022

No fixed lanes, no planned schedules or coaches with lap-times, but everyone at the starting line for a bunch race over 16 laps. It’s Mass Start time in Beijing. The traditionalists in long track Speed Skating still look at it with a sense of reluctance, but most Skaters have embraced the new dynamics since the event was added to the World Cup program ten years ago. 

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Figure Skating Women's Free Skating - Review 17 February 2022

Anna Shcherbakova (ROC) skated off with the Olympic gold as a dramatic Women’s event at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games concluded at the Capital Indoor Stadium Thursday. Teammate Alexandra Trusova rose from fourth to claim the silver medal while Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto earned the bronze.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Men's 1000m - Preview 17 February 2022

Four Dutch Men dominated the 1000m in the first four World Cups this season, but every nation has a maximum of three starting slots per distance at the Olympic Games. Thomas Krol (NED), Hein Otterspeer (NED) and Kai Verbij (NED) all enter the competition in Beijing as title contenders. Based on the World Cup ranking, home favorite Ning Zhongyan (CHN), 2018 silver medalist Håvard Lorentzen (NOR) and Canada’s Laurent Dubreuil are their main challengers.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Women's 1000m - Review 17 February 2022

She saved the best for the last. After having collected three silver medals in the Beijing National Speed Skating Oval already, Miho Takagi (JPN) finally seized her much coveted first individual Olympic gold in the 1000m. In a superb display of technique and power, the 27-year-old World Sprint Champion shattered the Olympic record by a 0.37 margin in 1 minute 13.19s, leaving Jutta Leerdam (NED) 0.64s behind in silver. World record holder Brittany Bowe (USA) had to settle for bronze in 1:14.61s.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Figure Skating Pairs Short Program - Preview 17 February 2022

2018 Olympic silver medalists Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China headline a deep Pair Skating field. The final Figure Skating event at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games promises another highlight at the Capital Indoor Stadium Friday and Saturday.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Short Track Men's 5000m Relay & Women's 1500m - Review 16 February 2022

Minjeong Choi of Korea and the Canadian Men’s Relay Team around Charles Hamelin raced to victory as the Short Track competition at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games concluded Wednesday with the Women’s 1500m and Men’s 5000m Relay at the Capital Indoor Stadium.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Women's 1000m - Preview 16 February 2022

After having won silver in the 1500m, the 500m as well as in the Team Pursuit Final, Miho Takagi (JPN) seems to be the most obvious favorite for the 1000m distance that’s right in between. Yet, competition will be tough in the Women’s 1000m on Thursday. World Cup leader Brittany Bowe (USA) hopes to complete her long Olympic journey at Beijing’s National Speed Skating Oval with a medal herself, while 2020 World Champion Jutta Leerdam (NED) has also set her eyes on 1000m gold.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Figure Skating Women's Short Program - Review 15 February 2022

Kamila Valieva* (ROC) took the lead in the Women’s Short Program followed by teammate Anna Shcherbakova and Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Team Pursuit Finals - Review 15 February 2022

Norwegian Men retained their Olympic Team Pursuit title in the Final with a flawless race against the athletes representing the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). The Japanese Women were on course to also repeat their PyeongChang 2018 gold, but Nana Takagi crashed in the last corner, being pushed to the utter limit by Team Canada, who ended up running away with the gold medal. The bronze medals went to Team USA in the Men’s competition and the Netherlands in the Women’s.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Short Track Men's 5000m Relay & Women's 1500m - Preview 15 February 2022

“Flying Dutchwoman” Suzanne Schulting (NED) is aiming at a fourth medal in the 1500m at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, while the Men enter an open battle for the 5000m Relay as the Olympic Short Track competition concludes Wednesday at the Beijing Capital Indoor Stadium.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Figure Skating Women's Short Program - Preview 14 February 2022

The ROC trio of Kamila Valieva*, Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova leads the charge to the Women’s podium as the Figure Skating competition continues Tuesday at the Beijing Capital Indoor Stadium.

pdf ISU Statement - Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - IOC Executive Board decision 14 February 2022

Based on the IOC Executive Board Decision, the IOC requests the International Skating Union (ISU) for reasons of fairness to allow a 25th competitor to participate in the Women Single Skating Free Skating of the competition on February 17, in case Ms. Valieva is ranked in the first 24 of the Short Pogram on February 15.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Team Pursuit Finals - Preview 14 February 2022

Skating is very much a solitary sport. The athletes compete in separate lanes, in a physical and mental struggle against the clock. There’s one exception: the Team Pursuit. It’s not just about the fastest Skaters, it’s about working together or, as Ethan Cepuran (USA) put it after the quarter finals: “(make) three Skaters look like one, and just become one unit.” 

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Figure Skating Ice Dance/Free Dance - Review 14 February 2022

“Dream dancers” Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron floated to the gold medal at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (ROC) earned the silver medal while Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) claimed bronze in what was a high-level competition that showcased the unique beauty of the sport.

pdf ISU Statement - Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Figure Skater Kamila Valieva (ROC) 14 February 2022

Following the hearing of the Ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the arbitration procedures relating to Figure Skater Kamila Valieva (ROC), the International Skating Union (ISU) duly noted and will respect the ruling namely that the provisional suspension of Ms. Valieva remains lifted.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Women's 500m - Review 13 February 2022

Erin Jackson (USA) first put on skates six years ago and she had trouble to even stay upright, but she turned out to be a quick student. After coming in 24th at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games, the 29-year-old from Florida ran away with gold in the 500m four years later in Beijing. Miho Takagi (JPN) took a surprise silver and world champion Angelina Golikova (ROC) seized bronze. Jackson could hardly believe she’d pulled it off after her bumpy road towards Beijing.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Short Track Women's 3000m Relay Men's 500m - Review 13 February 2022

Shaoang Liu of Hungary struck gold in the Men’s 500m at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games while Suzanne Schulting led the Netherlands to their triumph in the Women’s 3000m Relay at the Beijing Capital Indoor Stadium Sunday.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Women's 500m - Preview 13 February 2022

No matter the result, the Beijing 2022 Women’s 500m contains one of those stories that make the Olympic Games just that little more special than any other championships. It’s about Olympic spirit. After Erin Jackson (USA) messed up her race at the USA Olympic Trials, teammate Brittany Bowe sacrificed her qualifying spot. 

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Short Track Men's 500m Women's 3000m Relay - Preview 12 February 2022

The Short Track competition at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games continues on February 13 with the Men’s 500m and the Women’s 3000m Relay at the Beijing Capital Indoor Stadium.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Figure Skating Ice Dance/Rhythm Dance - Review 12 February 2022

2018 Olympic silver medalists Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France danced to the lead in the Rhythm Dance, setting a new highest score as the Ice Dance event kicked off at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. ROC’s World Champions Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov are following in second, trailing the leaders by two points. Three-time ISU World medalists Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) placed third.

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Speed Skating Men's 500m - Review 12 February 2022

Home favorite Gao Tingyu (CHN) led an all Asian podium in the men’s 500m on Saturday. The 2018 Olympic bronze medal winner hammered out a 9.42s opener and maintained his blistering pace throughout the lap, to finish in a new Olympic record of 34.32s. Korea’s Cha Min Kyu repeated his silver medal from the PyeongChang 2018 Games, and Japan’s Wataru Morishige completed the Beijing 2022 podium seizing the bonze. World Cup leader Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) finished 0.03 adrift of the podium in fourth place.

pdf ISU Statement Short Track Speed Skating Men 1000m competition at Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games 07 February 2022

The ISU Short Track Speed Skating Chief Referee received two protests during the Beijing 2022 Short Track Speed Skating events of February 7. 

pdf ISU Four Continents Championships Calgary day 3 18 December 2021

Having won the first international speed skating medal for Chinese Taipei with silver in the 500m on Wednesday, Huang Yu-Ting seized the first title for her country in the 1000m at the Four Continents Championships. In the men’s events, Denis Kuzin (KAZ) ended another long wait, winning his first major title since 2013 in the 1000m

pdf Cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2021/22 17 December 2021

Following the ISU announcement on December 2, 2021 regarding the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Osaka (JPN), the ISU evaluated a possible postponement to hold the Event at the end of the season and reached out to the six ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Group to find out if they could host the Event. Unfortunately, despite all efforts made by the ISU and the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Group, it was impossible to find a solution to maintain this Event.

pdf ISU Four Continents Championships Calgary day 2 17 December 2021

Kali Christ (CAN) took the long road back from injury to win her first international title with gold in the 1500m at the ISU Four Continents Championships in Calgary. In the men’s events on day 2, Dmitry Morozov (KAZ) edged out home favorite Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) by 0.33 of a second in the 1500m to complete his medal set at the Four Continents.

pdf ISU Four Continents Championships Calgary day 1 16 December 2021

It was a day of firsts to start the second ISU Four Continents Champions in Calgary on Wednesday. Yekaterina Aidova (KAZ) won her first international title in the 500m, while Huang Yu-Ting (TPE) and Victoria Rodriguez (ARG) seized the first international silverware for their countries in the history of speed skating. In the men’s competition Austin Kleba (USA) started the championships winning two gold medals.

pdf ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships ready for action 15 December 2021

For some skaters it is a first shot at an international competition, a chance to prepare for their Olympic trials, and for others it is just a great opportunity to win an international prize. Whatever the reason all skaters enjoyed preparing for the races in a relaxed mode on Tuesday. Nine countries are entered  to compete in the Championships.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Calgary Day 3 13 December 2021

One week on from their staggering Team Pursuit World Cup win in Salt Lake City, USA confirmed their status with another gold medal, claiming the World Cup Trophy in the process. The Americans showed the depth of their team, keeping last week’s anchor Joey Mantia (USA) on the bench in Calgary. Earlier on Sunday Viktor Mushtakov (RUS) won the 500m while Ning Zhongyan (CHN) took his career first 1000m World Cup gold. In the Women’s competition Francesca Lollobrigida (ITA) wrapped up the best World Cup weekend of her career by sprinting to gold in the Mass Start while Brittany Bowe (USA) made amends in the 1500m by a 0.01s margin after finishing second by 0.03s in the 1000m.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Calgary Day 2 12 December 2021

Isabelle Weidemann, Ivanie Blondin and Valérie Maltais secured the third consecutive World Cup trophy in the Women’s Team Pursuit for Canada on Saturday. Inspired by the home ice of the Calgary Olympic Oval the trio set a Canadian and a track record in 2:52.06, beating Japan and concluding the season undefeated. Nao Kodaira handed Japan a 1000m gold and a 500m silver, while Angelina Golikova (RUS) seized her first World Cup victory of the season in the 500m. In the Men’s competition Bart Hoolwerf (NED) gloriously saved the second Dutch Olympic slot in the Mass Start with his first World Cup victory. Earlier on Saturday, Joey Mantia (USA) overcame his fatigue after Salt Lake City last week to win his second consecutive 1500m gold.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Calgary Day 1 11 December 2021

Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) came into the fourth World Cup as 500m leader but he saved the best for the home ice in Calgary. With 33.80 seconds the world champion skated under 34 seconds for the first time in his career, winning by a 0.09 margin. Nils van der Poel (SWE) extended his unbeaten streak in the long distance World Cup to four. In the Women’s competition Francesca Lollobrigida (ITA) won her first World Cup gold in a classical distance after beating home skater Isabelle Weidemann (CAN) in an exciting head-to-head. Earlier on Friday Olga Fatkulina (RUS) kicked off the fourth World Cup weekend of the season with a personal best and her first individual World Cup gold since November 2019.

pdf ISU Four Continents Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2022 - Salt Lake City (USA) - Cancellation 09 December 2021

Following the emergence of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, the ISU was recently informed that several ISU Members will not attend the ISU Four Continents Short Track Speed Skating Championships, scheduled to take place from January 14 – 16, 2022 in Salt Lake City (USA), resulting in a very limited attendance.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2021 - Calgary (CAN) - Preview 09 December 2021

The stakes are high when the international Speed Skating elite enters the Calgary Olympic Oval for the fourth leg of the 2021/22 ISU World Cup Speed Skating series. The definite Olympic Qualification Classification for allocation of quota places for the  Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games is made up after this weekend.

pdf ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating 1 & 2 Inzell (GER) - Review 07 December 2021

The Netherlands and Russia dominated at the first two Junior World Cup events of the season in Inzell (GER) on 27-28 November and 4-5 December. 

pdf ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2022 - Dresden/Germany - Cancellation 07 December 2021

The ISU was informed by the German Speed Skating Association (DESG) that the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating, scheduled to take place from January 14 – 16, 2022 in Dresden (GER) cannot be held as planned.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Salt Lake City Day 3 06 December 2021

Joey Mantia (USA) saved the best for the last at his home World Cup in Salt Lake City by anchoring teammates Emery Lehman and Casey Dawson to gold and a world record in the Team Pursuit.In the ladies’ competition Miho Takagi (JPN) beat the rest of the field by almost a second and a half in the ladies 1500m.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Salt Lake City Day 2 04 December 2021

Joey Mantia (USA) lived up to his expectations by winning the men’s 1500m on the second day of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Salt Lake City. Miho Takagi (JPN) won the 1000m in 1 minute and 11.83 seconds.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Salt Lake City Day 1 03 December 2021

Nils van der Poel (SWE) broke another world record winning the 5000m on the first day of the ISU World Cup in Salt Lake City and Erin Jackson (USA) won the women's 500m on her home ice.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Salt Lake City (USA) Preview 02 December 2021

Following the European legs of the 2021/22 ISU World Cup Speed Skating season in Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL) and Stavanger (NOR), the series moves to the fast North American high-altitude ice at the Utah and Calgary Olympic Ovals.

document ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2021, Osaka/Japan – cancellation 02 December 2021

The ISU was informed by the Japan Skating Federation (JSF) that the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2021, scheduled to take place from December 9 – 12, 2021 in Osaka (JPN) cannot be held as planned.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Skating Dordrecht NED Day 2 28 November 2021

Hungary's Shaoang Liu won his first World Cup race of the season in the final Men’s individual event in Dordrecht on Sunday to reassert himself as one of the medal favorites for the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup Sochi (RUS) - Day Two 27 November 2021

Kamila Valieva (RUS), Morisi Kvitelashvili (GEO) and ISU World Champions Anastasia Mishina/ Aleksandr Galliamov (RUS) and Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) skated to gold as Rostelecom Cup, the sixth and final event of the ISU Grand Prix series 2021/22, concluded Saturday in the Olympic city of Sochi (RUS).

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Skating Dordrecht NED Day 1 27 November 2021

Canada's Kim Boutin (500m) and Korea's Lee Yubin (1500m) claimed the two gold medals on offer in Saturday's Women's World Cup races in Dordrecht, denying pre-event favorite Suzanne Schulting (NED) another golden blitz on home ice

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup Sochi (RUS) - Day One 26 November 2021

Kamila Valieva (RUS), Kazuki Tomono (JPN), Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin (RUS) and ISU World Ice Dance Champions Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) skated to the lead as Rostelecom Cup, the sixth and final event of the ISU Grand Prix series 2021/22, opened Friday in the Olympic city of Sochi (RUS).

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup Sochi RUS - Preview 25 November 2021

The last spots for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final are on the line this week at the Rostelecom Cup in Sochi (RUS), the sixth and final event of the ISU Grand Prix series 2021/22.

pdf ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating 2021 - Preview 25 November 2021

After a year’s absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISU is happy to organize the Junior World Cup Speed Skating again this season.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2021 - Dordrecht (NED) - Preview 24 November 2021

It’s now or never for the world’s top Short Track Speed Skaters as the last ISU World Cup of the season takes place in Dordrecht, Netherlands from November 25-28. The final places at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games will be won and lost.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Stavanger NOR Day 3 21 November 2021

Ning Zhongyan (CHN) is gearing up well for the Olympic Games on home ice in February. The 22-year-old Chinese middle-distance specialist won his career-second ISU World Cup Speed Skating gold in the Men’s 1500m in Stavanger on Sunday. Tatsuya Shinhama (JPN) won his second 500m race of the new World Cup season on a successful day for Japanese Speed Skating. Nao Kodaira (JPN) and Miho Takagi (JPN) won the Women’s 500m and 1500m respectively to make it three gold medals for Japan on Sunday. Kodaira completed the medal set in Stavanger, having won 1000m bronze on Friday and 500m silver on Saturday.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Skating Debrecen HUN Day 2 21 November 2021

Suzanne Schulting (NED) completed a remarkable grand slam of titles on Sunday, adding the 1000m gold medal to the 1500m and 500m she won on Saturday. The Netherlands phenomenon then anchored the women’s relay team to victory in the 3000m relay to complete a perfect weekend. The men’s competition was more open, with Hwang Daeheon (KOR) winning the 1000m ahead of the ever-improving Pascal Dion (CAN). Dion fought back in the men’s 5000m relay however, with Canada beating Korea to the gold. China won the 2000m mixed relay.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Stavanger NOR Day 2 21 November 2021

Nils van der Poel (SWE) showed his best form to win the Men’s 10,000m on day two of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Stavanger, Norway, while in the Women’s competition, Erin Jackson (USA) won her third gold medal in a row, taking the 500m on another day of high drama in Stavanger. Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) won the Men’s 500m and China took Team Sprint gold.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Internationaux de France, Grenoble FRA Day 2 20 November 2021

ISU World Champion Anna Shcherbakova (RUS), 2021 ISU World silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama (JPN), four-time ISU World Ice Dance Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) and 2021 World Pairs bronze medalists Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitri Kozlovskii (RUS) struck gold at the ISU Grand Prix Internationaux de France in Grenoble Saturday and qualified for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Debrecen HUN Day 1 20 November 2021

Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN) celebrated his 26th birthday with a win in the Men’s 500m final on Day 1 of the ISU World Cup Short Track in Debrecen, as Ren Ziwei (CHN) continued his impressive season with victory in the Men’s 1500m. In the Women’s events it was all about Suzanne Schulting (NED) who topped the podium in both the 500m and 1500m, setting high expectations for the 1000m on the final day.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Stavanger NOR Day 1 19 November 2021

Irene Schouten (NED) continued to dominate the long distances in the ISU World Cup. Fresh from victory in last weekend’s 3000m, she was the only one to produce a negative split in the 5000m on Friday to add another gold medal to her tally. Brittany Bowe (USA) kept up her own winning ways in the 1000m in Stavanger. In the Men’s 1000m the Dutch repeated last week’s podium sweep but the order was different. Last week’s silver medalist Thomas Krol (NED) stood on top in what bronze medalist Kjeld Nuis (NED) labelled “the strongest event in Men’s Speed Skating at the moment”. Kai Verbij (NED) took silver.

pdf ISUGPGrenobleDay1 19 November 2021

Reigning ISU World Champion Anna Shcherbakova (RUS), 2021 ISU World silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama (JPN), four-time ISU World Ice Dance Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) and 2021 World Pairs bronze medalists Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitri Kozlovskii (RUS) are leading after the first day of competition at the ISU Grand Prix Internationaux de France in Grenoble on Friday.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2021 - Stavanger (NOR) - Preview 18 November 2021

After an exciting start to the international speed skating season with the first World Cup in Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL) last week, competition continues with the second World Cup in Stavanger this Friday. Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) skipped the first World Cup, but will be back on the ice in front of his home crowd, after a horror bike crash last May.  

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Internationaux de France 2021 - Grenoble FRA - Preview 17 November 2021

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 continues this week with the Internationaux de France in Grenoble. Several top stars are back in action in France, aiming at qualifying for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final: Reigning ISU World Champion Anna Shcherbakova (RUS), four-time ISU World Ice Dance Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) and 2021 ISU World silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama (JPN). The Internationaux the France is the fifth of six events in the series.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2021 - Debrecen (HUN) - Preview 17 November 2021

The stakes could not be higher as the world’s best Short Track Speed Skaters descend on Debrecen, Hungary November 18-21 for the third of this season’s four ISU World Cup Short Track weekends

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Tomaszow Mazowiecki POL Day 3 14 November 2021

The Dutch returned to winning ways on the final day of a tough first World Cup weekend in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland. Hein Otterspeer, Thomas Krol and Kjeld Nuis (NED) swept the podium of the Men’s 1000m and the Dutch also won the Men’s Team Pursuit. Tatsuya Shinhama (JPN) won the second 500m. In the Women’s competition Miho Takagi (JPN) celebrated her international comeback with gold in the 1500m after her 1000m silver on Saturday. Hammering out the distance in one minute and 56 seconds, she smashed pair-mate Ireen Wüst’s 2019 track record by 0.62s. Irene Schouten (NED) took her second gold medal of the weekend with a commanding final sprint in an eventful Mass Start.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Tomaszow Mazowiecki POL Day 2 13 November 2021

Two stars from Florida dominated the Women’s competition on the second day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Tomaszów Mazowiecki on Saturday. Erin Jackson (USA) won her second gold medal in the 500m and Brittany Bowe (USA) added a 1000m gold, while in the Men’s competition Min-Seok Kim (KOR) grabbed his career first World Cup win in the 1500m and Masahito Obayashi (JPN) won the Mass Start. Zbigniew Bródka (POL) made the home crowd happy by claiming bronze behind Obayashi after a two-year break.

pdf ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy, Tokyo - Day Two 13 November 2021

2021 ISU World Ice Dance Champions Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) and reigning World Pair Skating Champions Anastasia Mishina/Alexander Galliamov (RUS), 2018 Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno (JPN) and 2018 Four Continents Champion Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) skated to victory as competition wrapped up on Saturday at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy in Tokyo (JPN).

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Tomaszow Mazowiecki POL Day 1 12 November 2021

Erin Jackson (USA) enjoyed a flying start to the Olympic Speed Skating season in Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL) on Friday. The US sprinter won the first Women’s 500m of the 2021/22 ISU World Cup series. Irene Schouten (NED) won the Women’s 3000m. In the day’s Men’s races, Tingyu Gao (CHN) looks to have caught up with the world’s best sprinters right on time. Gao grabbed a career-first World Cup win and a track record. In the 5000m Nils van der Poel (SWE) also pulverized the track record to take gold.

pdf ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy, Tokyo - Day One 12 November 2021

2021 ISU World Ice Dance Champions Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS), reigning World Pair Skating Champions Anastasia Mishina/Alexander Galliamov (RUS), 2018 Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno (JPN) and 2018 Four Continents Champion Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) took the lead as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy opened in Tokyo (JPN).

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - NHK Trophy 2021 - Tokyo JPN - Preview 11 November 2021

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 continues this week with the NHK Trophy in Tokyo (JPN). The 2021 ISU World Ice Dance Champions Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) and World Pair Skating Champions Anastasia Mishina/Alexandr Galliamov (RUS) start their Grand Prix season in Japan, while 2018 Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno (JPN) and Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) aim to secure spots in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2021/22 - Preview 10 November 2021

With the international short track and figure skating competitions already well underway, the long track speed skaters are looking forward to kick off their Olympic season at the Arena Lodowa in Tomaszów Mazowiecki this weekend.

pdf ISU Speed Skating season 2021/22 - Preview 08 November 2021

The international long track Speed Skating season kicks off with the first of five ISU World Cup Speed Skating events in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland on 12 November.

pdf ISU Grand Prix Grand Premio d’Italia Day Two 06 November 2021

Yuma Kagiyama (JPN), Anna Shcherbakova (RUS), Pair Skaters Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) and Ice Dancers Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) struck gold as the competition wrapped up at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Gran Premio d’Italia in Turin (ITA).

pdf SU Grand Prix Grand Premio d’Italia Day One 05 November 2021

Boyang Jin (CHN), Loena Hendrickx (BEL), Pair Skaters Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) and Ice Dancers Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) are in the lead as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Gran Premio d’Italia kicked off in Turin (ITA).

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Gran Premio d'Italia 2021 - Torino ITA - Preview 04 November 2021

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 continues this week with the Gran Premio d’Italia in Turin (ITA). ISU World Champion Anna Shcherbakova (RUS), four-time Ice Dance World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) and two-time ISU World Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) headline the event.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Nagoya JPN Day Two 31 October 2021

The second session of this season’s ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating ended with thrilling races in both the Men's and Women’s Finals on Sunday, as the circuit checked off Asia on their road to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.  

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Nagoya JPN Day One 30 October 2021

Yuri Confortola(ITA) delivered a moment of high drama with a stunning surprise on the opening day of Finals at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating session in Nagoya, winning his first-ever individual World Cup gold in the Men’s 1500m. Compatriot Arianna Fontana (ITA) also topped the podium in the Women’s 500m to make it Italy’s day in Japan.

pdf ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada International, Vancouver, Day Two 30 October 2021

Nathan Chen (USA), Kamila Valieva (RUS), Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) and Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) struck gold as competition wrapped up at Skate Canada International in Vancouver Saturday with the Free Skating and the Free Dance. Skate Canada International was the second of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021-22.

pdf ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada International, Vancouver, Day One 29 October 2021

Nathan Chen (USA), Kamila Valieva (RUS), Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) and Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) skated to the lead as Skate Canada International opened in Vancouver Friday with the Short Programs and the Rhythm Dance. Skate Canada International is the second of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021-22.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate Canada International - Vancouver (CAN) - Preview 28 October 2021

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 continues this week with Skate Canada International in Vancouver (CAN). The event   features   stars such   as   three-time   and reigning ISU World Champion Nathan Chen (USA), 2021 ISU World silver medalist Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS) and 2018 Olympic Pairs silver medalists Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN).

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2021 - Nagoya (JPN) - Preview 27 October 2021

After a dizzying, high-octane start to the season in Beijing, the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series moves on to Nagoya, Japan from 28-31 October, the second installment of an Asian double-header of races.

pdf ISU Grand Prix Guaranteed Rate Skate America, Las Vegas Day Three 25 October 2021

Alexandra Trusova (RUS) and Ice Dancers Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) skated off with gold as the ISU Grand Prix Guaranteed Rate Skate America concluded Sunday in Las Vegas (USA).

pdf ISU Grand Prix Guaranteed Rate Skate America, Las Vegas - Day Two 24 October 2021

Vincent Zhou (USA) and Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (RUS) were crowned the first ISU Grand Prix Guaranteed Rate Skate America Champions on Saturday in Las Vegas (USA).

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating, Beijing, China - Day One 23 October 2021

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating season got off to a thrilling start as the first medals were handed out at Beijing's Capital Indoor Stadium - venue for February's Winter Olympics Short Track events - on Saturday.

pdf ISU Grand Prix Guaranteed Rate Skate America, Las Vegas, Day One 23 October 2021

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 started with the Pairs and Men’s Short Programs at Guaranteed Rate Skate America in Las Vegas (USA) Friday. Vincent Zhou (USA) and two-time World silver medalists Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (RUS) took the lead in the Men’s and Pairs Short Programs.

pdf ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships 2022 allotted to Calgary (CAN) 23 October 2021

The Council reviewed the spontaneous application from Speed Skating Canada to host this Championships and decided to allot the ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships 2022 to Calgary/Canada.

pdf ISU Statement - ISU condemns reported homophobic comments 22 October 2021

The ISU is currently investigating the reported homophobic comments by a Coach who is not an ISU Official relating to participants of the recent Finlandia Trophy. This investigation may result in disciplinary proceedings in line with the ISU Code of Ethics.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Skate America - Preview 21 October 2021

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 kicks off with Guaranteed Rate Skate America in Las Vegas (USA) this week. Top athletes such as three-time and reigning World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) start their journey to the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing on the ice in Las Vegas.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2021 Season Preview 15 October 2021

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 features once again the World’s best Figure Skaters such as 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. They all are now ready to compete in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 that leads up to the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing (CHN).  

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Season 2021/22 - Preview 14 October 2021

Olympic spots up for grabs in forthcoming Short Track Speed Skating season

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2021 - Review 14 October 2021

Following seven weeks of exciting competition at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series, the finalists have been determined and will head to the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Osaka (JPN) December 9-12.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Linz (AUT) Review 11 October 2021

Skaters from Russia and the USA dominated the seventh and last ISU Junior Grand Prix event Cup of Austria in Linz (AUT). Georgia and Canada picked up a bronze medal each. The event was also the last chance to qualify for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2021/22 - Media Accreditations 08 October 2021

Media contact details for every ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating events 2021.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2021/22 - Media Accreditations 05 October 2021

Media contact details for every ISU World Cup Speed Skating events 2021/22.

pdf Decisions of the ISU Council October 4, 2021 04 October 2021

The ISU Council met on October 1-2, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. The full decisions are published in ISU Communication 2431.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Gdansk (POL) - Review 04 October 2021

Russia’s Sofia Akateva continued to push the limits in women’s skating becoming the first female Skater to perform a triple Axel and three clean quadruple jumps in one program. The Russian team once again was successful taking home eight out of 12 medals at the sixth ISU Junior Grand Prix event Baltic Cup in Gdansk (POL). Cyprus earned their first medal in the ISU Junior Grand Prix, a bronze. The remaining three medals went to Kazakhstan, the United States of America and the Republic of Korea.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Media Accreditation 2021/22 30 September 2021

Media contact details for every ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events 2021.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Ljubljana (SLO) - Review 27 September 2021

Russia celebrated a gold medal sweep at the fifth ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Ljubljana (SLO). Overall Russian skaters collected four out of nine medals, the USA got three while Canada and Estonia took home one medal each.

pdf Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 Review 26 September 2021

Twenty Skaters / Couples from 16 ISU Members earned the last remaining Olympic quota places for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at the Challenger Series and Olympic Qualifying Event Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf (GER) this weekend. Seven spots for Men, six for Women, three for Pairs and four for Ice Dance were available.

pdf ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships 2022, Obihiro (JPN) – cancellation 24 September 2021

The ISU was informed by the Japanese Skating Federation (JSF) of the cancellation of the ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships, that was scheduled to take place from January 28 – 30, 2022 in Obihiro (JPN).

pdf ISU Statement - ISU Challenger Series Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 24 September 2021

As part of the Covid-19 testing procedures during the ISU Challenger series and Olympic Qualifying Event Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf (GER), numerous antigen tests have been performed on site. Amongst these numerous tests, one positive case was identified and confirmed. The ISU and Organizing Committee will respect the privacy of the respective person and inform the remaining Event Participants internally of the situation. The person has been isolated and the local health authorities are following up with all mandatory procedures and policies according to the State of Bavaria.

pdf Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - Preview 21 September 2021

The last Olympic quota places for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games – seven for Men, six for Women, three for Pairs and four for Ice Dance – will be assigned at the ISU Challenger Series and Olympic Qualifying Event Nebelhorn Trophy September 23-25 in Oberstdorf (GER).

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Krasnoyarsk (RUS) - Review 20 September 2021

Russian Skaters dominated at their home ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Krasnoyarsk, claiming 10 out of 12 medals. Russia’s Gleb Lutfullin, Sofia Akatieva, Ekaterina Chikmareva/Matvei Ianchenkov and Ice Dancers Irina Khavronina/Dario Cirisano all claimed their first ISU Junior Grand Prix gold medals and all of them except Lutfullin debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series.

pdf Rhythm Dance interrupted at ISU Junior Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk (RUS) 16 September 2021

The Rhythm Dance competition at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in Krasnoyarsk (RUS) had to be interrupted and postponed following the first warm up group due to serious technical problems on Thursday.

pdf ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2022, Tianjin/China – cancellation/relocation 13 September 2021

The ISU was informed by the Chinese Figure Skating Association (CFSA) of the cancellation of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, that was scheduled to take place from January 17 – 22, 2022 in Tianjin (CHN).

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Kosice (SVK) - Review 06 September 2021

Russia returned in style to the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating circuit 2021/22 at the third event of the series in Kosice (SVK). They collected a total of nine out of 12 medals, including gold for Kirill Sarnovskiy, Veronika Zhilina and Pair Skaters Anastasia Mukhortova/Dmitry Evgenyev. Ice Dancers Natalie d’Alessandro/Bruce Waddell (CAN) broke through the Russian phalanx to snatch gold.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Courchevel 2 - Review 31 August 2021

Skaters from the USA and Canada collected the gold medals as the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 continued with the second event in Courchevel (FRA). Isabeau Levito (USA), Wesley Chiu (CAN) and Oona Brown/Gage Brown (USA) claimed the titles. The event was originally to take place in Edmonton (CAN) but moved to Courchevel. All three champions celebrated their first victory at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating.

pdf Third ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event moves from Chongqing (CHN) to Torino (ITA) 27 August 2021

Following the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Cup of China, the International Skating Union is pleased to announce that the third event of the Series will be hosted on November 4-7, 2021 in Torino (ITA).

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Courchevel 1, 2021 23 August 2021

The USA celebrated a gold medal sweep as the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 got underway with the first event in Courchevel (FRA) over the weekend. Ilia Malinin, Lindsay Thorngren and Katarina Wolfkostin/Jeffrey Chen topped the podium in what was the first ISU Junior Grand Prix event since August 2019, as the series had to be cancelled in the past season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For all winners, it was their first gold medal on the junior circuit.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2021/22 - Preview 16 August 2021

The Junior skaters are back! The World’s best up and coming young skaters will have the opportunity to compete at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2021/22. The series is back after it had to be cancelled in the past season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Cup of China 2021 Cancelled 16 August 2021

The ISU was informed of the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Cup of China, that was scheduled to take place from November 4-7, 2021 in Chongqing (CHN).

pdf Eddy Alvarez USA joins elite group of summer and winter Olympic medalists 09 August 2021

Former Short Track Speed Skater Eddy Alvarez joined a highly selective group on August 7, 2021 at Tokyo 2020. He was a crucial member of the USA team that won the silver medal in men’s baseball, losing to Japan in the final.

pdf Speed Skater De Haître breaks cycling record at Tokyo 2020 05 August 2021

Vincent de Haître completed the first part of his extraordinary 180-day quest this week. The Canadian star successfully competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in track cycling – and will now head into training as a Speed Skater, aiming to appear at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games in just seven months’ time.

pdf ISU Lifetime Achievement Award recipients revealed 10 July 2021

Living legends Jayne Torvill/Christopher Dean (GBR), Tamara Moskvina (RUS) and Alexei Mishin (RUS) received the ISU Lifetime Achievement Award.

pdf Watch now - This is UpAgain: A Speed Skating documentary 09 July 2021

The four-part short-form documentary series, which follows the stories of five athletes who competed in the 2021 Speed Skating is now available on ISU.ORG.Follow three-time ISU World Speed Skating Mass Start Champion Joey Mantia (USA), the ISU World Junior Speed Skating 1000m Champion Peder Kongshaug (NOR), two-time ISU World Speed Skating Mass Start Champion Ivanie Blondin (CAN), ISU European Speed Skating Mass Start Champion Francesca Lollobrigida (ITA) and two-time ISU World Speed Skating 1500m and Team Sprint Champion as well as ISU European Speed Skating 1500m and Sprint Champion Thomas Krol (NED) through their #UpAgain journey, as they get back on the International Competition ice.

pdf ISU Skating Awards 2021 Line Up Announced 07 July 2021

In this second edition of the ISU Skating Awards, viewers can look forward to some brand-newIn this second edition of the ISU Skating Awards, viewers can look forward to some brand-newperformances, created exclusively for the ISU Skating Awards. From Moscow to Los Angeles,Montreal to Tokyo, we’ll be checking in with skaters from around the world as they reflect on lastseason, and their journeys still to come.

pdf James Morrison to perform one of his greatest hits Wonderful World at the ISU Skating Awards 02 July 2021

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.

pdf This is UpAgain: A Speed Skating documentary premieres in ISU Newsletter on July 2, 2021 01 July 2021

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.

pdf Results of Proposals in replacement of the 58th Ordinary ISU Congress 2021 30 June 2021

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.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. Read the full communication for a summary of the key decisions voted online by the ISU Members.

pdf Olympic and World Champions to return to ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events 2021/22 29 June 2021

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.

pdf Second ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event moves from Edmonton (CAN) to Courchevel (FRA) 23 June 2021

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.

pdf ISU Skating Awards 2021 Announcement 10 June 2021

The International Skating Union (ISU) and Art on Ice are proud to announce the second edition of the ISU Skating Awards on July 10, 2021 which will be live streamed on the Skating ISU YouTube channel.

pdf Provisional allotment of ISU Championships 2023 and 2024 03 June 2021

The ISU Council decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Championships for the seasons 2022/23 and 2023/24.

pdf Speed Skating Documentary shows life in the bubble 02 June 2021

The International Skating Union (ISU) announces the launch of This is UpAgain: A Speed Skating documentary. The four-part short-form documentary series follows the stories of five athletes who competed in the 2021 Speed Skating Hub, that took place in Heerenveen, The Netherlands, in January and February and Premieres Friday, July 2 via the ISU Newsletter.

pdf Judgement of the General Court of the European Union – ISU Eligibility Rules 17 December 2020

The ISU welcomes the annulment by the General Court judgment on 16 December 2020 (Case T-93/18) of the provisions of the European Commission of 8 December 2017 requiring the ISU to amend its Eligibility Rules with respect to the CAS arbitration system. The General Court has confirmed that the CAS arbitration system is fully consistent with EU law.

pdf Update on ISU Event Calendar season 2020/21 10 December 2020

The ISU Council met on Thursday December 10, 2021. Among other decisions that will be published in due course in an ISU Communication Decisions of the Council, the Council decided to cancel certain ISU Events in view of the worsening worldwide Covid-19 pandemic situation and the consequent increasing risks for organizers and participants.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020 21 NHK Trophy Day 2 Review 28 November 2020

The favorites Yuma Kagiyama (JPN), Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) and Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto (JPN) secured themselves of their first Grand Prix gold medals as competition wrapped up Saturday at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event NHK Trophy on Saturday in Osaka (JPN). NHK Trophy was the fourth and last ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series event this season.   

 

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Bietigheim-Bissingen and Dresden (GER) cancelled 27 November 2020

The ISU was informed of the cancellation of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating events scheduled to be held in Bietigheim-Bissingen from February 19 – 21, 2021 and in Dresden from February 26 – 28, 2021.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020-21 - NHK Trophy Day 1 Review 27 November 2020

Favorites Yuma Kagiyama (JPN), Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) and Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto skated to the lead as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event NHK Trophy opened Friday in Osaka (JPN) with the Rhythm Dance, Ladies and Men’s Short Programs. 

 

pdf Where to watch ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020/21 26 November 2020

Viewers will be able to watch the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series either via their national broadcaster / channel and for countries where there are no broadcasters, the ISU will offer a live stream on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - NHK Trophy - Preview 25 November 2020

Exciting competition and debuts await the Skating world at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy from November 27-29, in Osaka (JPN). The field is headlined by 2020 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating bronze medalist Yuma Kagiyama (JPN), ISU Four Continents Figure Skating silver medalist Young You (KOR) and 2018 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Champion Kaori Sakamoto (JPN). 2010 ISU World Figure Skating Champion Daisuke Takahashi will give his debut as an Ice Dancer in the team Kana Muramoto/Daisuke Takahashi (JPN).

pdf Update on ISU Event Calendar season 2020/21 24 November 2020

The ISU Council reviewed the status of the ongoing skating season 2020/21 considering the worsening world-wide pandemic developments and its impact on organizing and participating ISU Members.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020/21 - Rostelecom Cup - Day 2 21 November 2020

Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Mikhail Kolyada, Pair Skaters Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii and Ice Dancers Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov triumphed on home ice as  competition wrapped up at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup Saturday in Moscow with the Free Skating and the Free Dance.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup - Day 1 20 November 2020

ISU European Champions Alena Kostornaia (RUS) and Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) as well as Morisi Kvitelashvili (GEO) and pair skaters Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov (RUS) took the lead as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup opened Friday in Moscow (RUS) with the Short Programs and the Rhythm Dance.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup - Preview 17 November 2020

The reigning ISU European Figure Skating Champions in all disciplines Dmitri Aliev (RUS), Alena Kostornaia (RUS), Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS) and Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) as well as World and European medalists lead the lineup at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup from November 20-22, in Moscow (RUS).

pdf Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games – Adapted Sports Testing Programme 13 November 2020

The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many parts of the world means that travel restrictions are currently in place and the travel situation is likely to remain complex for the coming months in which the Beijing 2022 Test Events were scheduled. The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee (Beijing 2022), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Winter Sports Federations (IFs), concluded that it was necessary to take an immediate joint decision on a tailored programme based on the needs of each individual IF. Beijing 2022, the IOC, IPC and the IFs jointly decided to develop an adapted sports testing programme in preparation for the Olympic Winter Games 2022. The adapted programme will replace the organization of a series of international Test Events originally planned for the month of December 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020 SHISEIDO Cup of China (CHN) Day 2 07 November 2020

The favorites prevailed as competition wrapped up at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Chongqing Saturday. Boyang Jin (CHN), Hongyi Chen (CHN), Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (CHN) and Shiyue Wang/Xinyu Liu (CHN) all sealed clear victories.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020 SHISEIDO Cup of China (CHN) Day 1 06 November 2020

Two-time World bronze medalist Boyang Jin (CHN), Hongyi Chen (CHN), two-time Four Continents medalists Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (CHN) as well as Shiyue Wang/Xinyu Liu (CHN) skated to the lead as Shiseido Cup of China in Chongqing (CHN) opened with the Short Programs and Rhythm Dance Friday.

pdf Update on ISU Events for the season 2020/21 04 November 2020

ISU European Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2021 change dates and Speed Skating Hub concept approved

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020 SHISEIDO Cup of China (CHN) Preview 04 November 2020

Two-time World bronze medalist Boyang Jin (CHN) and two-time Four Continents medalists Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (CHN) headline the Shiseido Cup of China in Chongqing (CHN) November 6 to 8, 2020.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020 Guaranteed Rate Skate America (USA) Day2 25 October 2020

Two-time ISU World Figure Skating Champion Nathan Chen (USA), Mariah Bell (USA), Alexa Scimeca Knierim/Brandon Frazier (USA) and two-time Ice Dance ISU World Figure Skating medalists Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) struck gold as Guaranteed Rate Skate America concluded in Las Vegas (USA) Saturday with the Free Skating and the Free Dance.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020 Guaranteed Rate Skate America (USA) Day1 24 October 2020

Two-time ISU World Figure Skating Champion Nathan Chen (USA), Mariah Bell (USA), Alexa Scimeca Knierim/Brandon Frazier (USA) and two-time Ice Dance ISU World Figure Skating medalists Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) took the lead as Guaranteed Rate Skate America opened in Las Vegas (USA) Friday with the Short Programs and the Rhythm Dance.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - 2020 Guaranteed Rate Skate America (USA) - Preview 22 October 2020

Two-time ISU World Figure Skating Champion Nathan Chen (USA) and two-time Ice Dance ISU World Figure Skating medalists Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) lead the line-up at 2020 Guaranteed Rate Skate America on October 22-24 in Las Vegas (USA).

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Calendar season 2021/22 20 October 2020

At its last meeting on October 16, 2020 the Council approved the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Calendar for the season 2021/22

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Internationaux de France cancelled 19 October 2020

The ISU was informed of the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Internationaux de France, that was scheduled to take place from November 13-15, 2020 in Grenoble (FRA).

pdf Cancellation of ISU Four Continents Championships 2021 and Provisional allotments of ISU Championships 2022 and 2023 16 October 2020

Cancellation of ISU Four Continents Championships 2021 and Provisional allotments of ISU Championships 2022 and 2023

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate Canada International cancelled 14 October 2020

The ISU was informed of the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Skate Canada International, that was scheduled to take place from October 30-31, 2020 in Ottawa (CAN).

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2020/21 assignments announced 01 October 2020

A number of the World's best Figure Skaters including two-time World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) and four-time Ice Dance World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), two-time World Pairs Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) are set to compete in the Grand Prix of Figure Skating events of the 2020/21 season.

pdf Cancellation Postponement of ISU Events season 2020 21 30 September 2020

Considering the pandemic developments and related impact on the organizers and participants of ISU Events, the ISU Council decided to cancel or postpone certain events. 

pdf Nebelhorn Trophy 2020 – a kickstart of the season 2020/21 23 September 2020

There is no doubt that the international Skating season 2020/21 is different from all other seasons athletes and fans have known. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes and restrictions. Nevertheless, athletes and coaches have been working hard and are eager to show the results of their work. The ISU Challenger event Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany, is the oldest continuously held Figure Skating competition in the world outside ISU Championships and kicks off the 2020/21 season as the first international event.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating & ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Events in 2020 31 August 2020

During its online meeting of August 28, 2020, the ISU Council received a report from the appointed Working Group elaborating on the ongoing negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sporting events and the feedback received from the organizing ISU Members of ISU Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Events.

pdf What to watch - ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017, 2018 and 2019 27 August 2020

The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2020/21 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Nevertheless, in the spirit of the #UpAgain campaign, Junior Skaters will take centre stage over the course of the next few weeks. The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017, 2018 and 2019 will be streamed on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel, starting on September 5, 2020 at 12:00 noon (CEST). Ted Barton will also be conducting exclusive interviews with some of the athletes who competed during the Championships and reviewing the programs of the top three contestants of each event.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating season 2020/21 04 August 2020

The ISU Council met on August 3, 2020 via an online meeting to discuss the 2020/21 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series among other topics.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix Series 2020/21 cancelled 20 July 2020

Based on the advice of the Medical Commission and the Council appointed Working Group, the ISU Council has therefore concluded that the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating events of the season 2020/21 cannot be maintained and that all events of the series must be cancelled.

pdf ISU Events scheduled to be held in China in 2020 13 July 2020

Following the announcement from the General Administration of Sport of China last week, the ISU received clarification through its Chinese counterparts regarding the ISU Events scheduled to be held in China in 2020.

pdf And the winner is: First ISU Skating Award recipients revealed 11 July 2020

Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN/Most Valuable Skater), Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA/Most Entertaining Program), Alena Kostornaia (RUS/Best Newcomer) and Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA/Best Costume) are the winning skaters of the inaugural ISU Skating Awards for the 2019/20 season. The Best Coach Award went to Eteri Tutberidze (RUS) while Shae-Lynn Bourne (CAN) was crowned best choreographer. Four-time World Champion and Canadian skating legend Kurt Browning received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

pdf Only one day to go before the ISU Skating Awards! 10 July 2020

Don’t miss the live show to find out which nominees will win an ISU Skating Award. The inaugural event will be held digitally on July 11, 2020 on the ISU Skating Awards page from 16:00 CEST.

pdf Aloe Blacc to perform his new single at the ISU Skating Awards 09 July 2020

Like the athletes in the Limelight of the ISU Skating Awards, Aloe Blacc inspires audiences around the world, but with a different type of performance. He is a singer, rapper, producer, songwriter and philanthropist. He has earned his global fame with hit songs such as “I Need Dollar” and for “Wake Me Up” and “SOS, for which he collaborated with the late Avicii. The audience of the ISU Skating Awards will have the honour of discovering his brand new single “My Way”, that he will perform Live on the ISU Skating Awards on July 11, 2020, that will be Streamed on ISU Skating Awards page from 16:00 CEST.

pdf Online ISU Skating Awards 2020 list of nominees 26 June 2020

The International Skating Union (ISU) reveals the three nominees in each category of the ISU Skating Awards 2020 which will take place on July 11, 2020 and will be Live Streamed on ISU Skating Awards page from 16:00 CEST.

pdf Online ISU Skating Awards 2020 Hosts 25 June 2020

The International Skating Union (ISU) is pleased to announce that Tanith and Charlie White will be the hosts of the inaugural and virtual ISU Skating Awards, which will take place on July 11, 2020 and will be Live Streamed on ISU Skating Awards page from 16:00 CEST.

pdf Online ISU Skating Awards 2020 Announcement 22 June 2020

The International Skating Union (ISU) and Art on Ice are proud to announce that the ISU Skating Awards 2020 will be held virtually on July 11, 2020, and will be Live Streamed on the ISU Skating Awards page from 16:00 CEST.

pdf “Keep Training!” Short Track & Speed Skaters! 08 May 2020

The ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) are pleased to announce that the Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating “Keep Training!” sessions, featuring professionals in the domain, begin on May 11, 2020, on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel.

pdf Continue to “Keep Training!” 01 May 2020

The ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) are pleased to announce that the “Keep Training!” series continues with new courses as of May 4, 2020 on Skating ISU YouTube Channel.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Series 2020/21 and 2021/22 announced 28 April 2020

Following the decision of the ISU Council, the ISU is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Series 2020/21 and 2021/22.

pdf ISU live streams Open Ice - a show featuring Figure Skaters from around the World to raise funds for COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund 21 April 2020

In support of those most affected by COVID-19, Olympic Ice Dancer Kaitlyn Weaver is producing and hosting a one-off talk show called Open Ice. Jordan Cowan, of On Ice Perspectives, is co-producing the project. It will feature some of the World’s best Skaters in the intimate setting of their own homes with the aim to raise funds for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund the WHO. The International Skating Union (ISU) is supporting the project by Live Streaming it on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel on April 25, 2020, at 14:00 EST (20:00 CET, April 26 at 03:00 JST).

pdf ISU Centers of Excellence offer the “Keep Training!” series 17 April 2020

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

pdf ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Season 2020/21 - Announcement 17 April 2020

Following the decision of the ISU Council, the ISU is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2020/21.

pdf Together we will get #UpAgain 16 April 2020

In November 2019, the International Skating Union (ISU) launched #UpAgain, an emotional and inspiring campaign based on one simple principle: we must overcome life’s challenges to achieve our full potential. Today, the campaign takes a greater meaning as we currently face one of the biggest challenges humankind has encountered in decades. Through this campaign, the ISU aims to encourage people to stay strong, to support each other in creative and mindful ways and together we will get #UpAgain.

pdf The International Skating Union (ISU) celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 06 April 2020

On April 6, 2020, the International Skating Union (ISU) proudly celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace for the third consecutive year. Sport, peace and unity is more important than ever in these times of crisis. This year, the ISU Athletes Commission, who represents the views of the athletes and makes their voices heard within the ISU, conveys the message of commitment to Sport for Development and Peace.

pdf What to watch - ISU World Championships 2018 & 2019 Streams 03 April 2020

If you thought you had no more Skating to watch, think again! The ISU is offering streams of all the 2018 and 2019 ISU World Championships across all disciplines.

pdf What to watch - Relive the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2018 27 March 2020

Although the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020 were not able to take place as scheduled due to the COVD-19 outbreak, the ISU will offer fans the opportunity to relive the excitement and beautiful performances of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2018.

document ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 Nottingham GBR Day 2 14 March 2020

Team Fintastic Junior (FIN) soared to gold as the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 concluded in Nottingham (GBR) Saturday with the Free Skating.

pdf ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 Nottingham GBR Day 1 13 March 2020

Three-time and defending World Junior Champions Team Junost Junior of Russia edged national rivals and reigning World Junior silver medalist Team Crystal Ice Junior by just 0.16 points as the ISU World Junior Synchronized Championships opened Friday in Nottingham (GBR). Team Fintastic Junior finished third, giving Finland hope to return on to the World Junior podium.

pdf ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 - Nottingham (GBR) - Preview 11 March 2020

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships® 2020 will be held in Nottingham (GBR) at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on March 13 and 14, 2020. A total of 21 teams representing 16 ISU Members countries have entered the sixth edition of the Championships, to compete for the title currently held by Team Junost Junior of Russia.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final Heerenveen (NED) Day 2 review 08 March 2020

The 2019/2020 speed skating season came to a close with four track records and a novel race at the ISU World Cup in Heerenveen on Sunday. 

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final Heerenveen (NED) Day 1 review 08 March 2020

She may have clinched her 13th overall long-distance World Cup in 14 seasons but it did not come easy for Martina Sáblíková (CZE), who finished fourth in the 3000m at the ISU World Cup final in Heerenveen on Saturday. 

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final Heerenveen (NED) - Day 1 07 March 2020

She may have clinched her 13th overall long-distance World Cup in 14 seasons but it did not come easy for Martina Sáblíková (CZE), who finished fourth in the 3000m at the ISU World Cup final in Heerenveen on Saturday. Isabelle Weidemann (CAN) won the last race
and almost nudged the Czech leader into second place. Brittany Bowe (USA) rediscovered her early season form to secure the 1000m World Cup with a second place behind Jutta Leerdam (NED) in the last race of the season.

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020, Day 4 07 March 2020

Kamila Valieva (RUS) and Ice Dancers Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (USA) skated off with the gold medals as competition concluded at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn (EST) on Saturday. Russia was the most successful ISU member, taking eight out of twelve medals including three gold medals. The USA claimed a gold and a bronze, Japan and Georgia a silver each. 

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, Day 3 06 March 2020

Andrei Mozalev (RUS) struck gold in the Men's event as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships continued on Friday in Tallinn, Estonia. Earlier, Kamila Valieva (RUS) skated into the lead in the Junior Ladies Short Program.

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020, Day 2 05 March 2020

Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov (RUS) led a Russian medal sweep as the Pairs event concluded at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia, on Thursday. Earlier, Elizaveta Shanaeva/Devid Naryzhnyy (RUS) edged their competitors for a narrow lead in the Rhythm Dance.

pdf ISU World Speed Skating Final - Heerenveen (NED) - Preview 05 March 2020

With all major Championships done, Heerenveen (NED) is gearing up for the Speed Skating season's grand finale. At the ISU Wold Cup Speed Skating Final in the famous Thialf Stadium, the twelve most consistent performers per distance throughout the season, will get a chance to seal their 2019/20 campaign with an overall ISU World Cup Speed Skating title. After five previous World Cup events, skaters will race for double points in the Final. To conclude the season, the tournament in Heerenveen features a demonstration event: the Mixed Gender Relay on Sunday.

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020, Day1 04 March 2020

Yuma Kagiyama (JPN) and Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov (RUS) took the lead in the Junior Men’s and Junior Pairs Short Programs as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020 opened in Tallinn, Estonia, on Wednesday.

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020 Preview 02 March 2020

The World’s next generation of Figure Skaters will find out who is the best of the best at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia (March 2 - 8). Tallinn has hosted the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships once before in 2015, and has hosted the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in 2010 as well as the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating events.

pdf World Speed Skating Championships Hamar Day 3, Press Release 01 March 2020

Ireen Wüst (NED) won her seventh World Allround title at the Combined ISU World Sprint/Allround Championships in Hamar, Norway on Sunday. The 33-year-old is now only one Allround title short of record-holder Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (GER).

In the men's tournament Patrick Roest (NED) won his third consecutive World Allround title. The 24-year-old Dutchman bounced back from a poor outing at the World Single Distance Championships two weeks ago in Salt Lake City, winning three of four distances on his way to the Allround title at the Vikingskipet.

 

pdf World Speed Skating Championships Hamar Day 2, Press Release 29 February 2020

Miho Takagi (JPN) won three distances at the ISU World Sprint Championships in Hamar to take the title and thus hold both the World Sprint and the World Allround titles on her list of honors. Last year's champion Nao Kodaira (JPN) took silver and Olga Fatkulina (RUS) bronze.

In the men's Sprint tournament, Tatsuya Shinhama (JPN) followed Takagi's footsteps winning the title on Saturday. The 23-year-old sprinter was the first male skater from Japan to become World Sprint Champion since Akira Kuroiwa in 1987. Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) came second to take the first male Canadian World Sprint medal since Jeremy Wotherspoon in 2008 and Cha Min Kyu (KOR) seized bronze.

pdf World Speed Skating Championships Hamar Day 1, Press Release 29 February 2020

Miho Takagi and Tatsuya Shinhama handed Japan an excellent start to the Combined ISU World Sprint and Allround Championships. Takagi took a firm lead over compatriot and defending champion Nao Kodaira with two wins in the first two distances of the ladies' Sprint tournament on Friday, while Shinhama took the lead in the men's Sprint tournament with a 1000m win. Laurent Dubreuil (CAN), who won the 500m is second, while defending champion Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) decided to call it quits despite still being third after the first two races.

pdf Eli Rose, Cirque Eloize and Momento Sounds to perform at the ISU Skating Awards 28 February 2020

The International Skating Union (ISU), Skate Canada and Art on Ice are pleased to announce that Eli Rose, Cirque Éloize and Momento Sounds will be performing at the inaugural ISU Skating Awards. The ISU Skating Awards will take place at the conclusion of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020 in Montreal, Quebec, at Centre Bell on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 16:00.

pdf ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020 - Tallinn (EST) - Preview 28 February 2020

The World’s next generation of Figure Skaters will find out who is the best of the best at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia (March 2 - 8). Tallinn has hosted the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships once before in 2015, and has hosted the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in 2010 as well as the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating events.

pdf ISU World Speed Skating Championships - Hamar (NOR) - Preview 26 February 2020

The famous Hamar Vikingskipet, home of the 1994 Olympic Speed Skating, will host the first combined ISU World Sprint & World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Speed Skating history this weekend. Previously the Allround and Sprint Championships were held separately. Last year Patrick Roest (NED) and Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won the ISU World Allround Speed Skating titles in Calgary, while Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) and Nao Kodaira (JPN) took the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating titles in Heerenveen. All four champions will be present in Hamar to defend their titles. The Sprint Championships are on Friday and Saturday and the Allround tournaments on Saturday and Sunday.

pdf ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships - Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL) - Review 24 February 2020

Femke Kok and Robin Groot led a Dutch golden sweep across all seven Ladies' events at the ISU Junior World Speed Skating Championships in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland, last weekend. Kok won the 500m, the 1000m and retained the Allround title, while Groot collected the 1500m, 3000m and Mass Start gold. Groot also played a part in the Team Pursuit victory, while Kok was instrumental in both the Team Pursuit and the Team Sprint gold.

pdf ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships - Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL) - Preview 20 February 2020

Femke Kok (NED) and Chung Jae Won (KOR) will defend their Ladies' and Men's ISU World Junior Speed Skating titles in Tomaszów Mazowiecki this weekend. The reigning champions skipped last week's ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Final to skate at the Senior ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Champions in Salt Lake City. At last year's ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships in in Baselga di Piné (iTA), the Netherlands led the medal table in the Ladies events and the Republic of Korea in the Men's.

pdf Elvis Stojko Anouk Meunier to Host ISU Skating Awards 19 February 2020

The International Skating Union (ISU), Skate Canada and Art on Ice are pleased to announce that Elvis Stojko and Anouk Meunier will be hosting the inaugural ISU Skating Awards. The ISU Skating Awards will take place at the conclusion of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020 in Montreal, Quebec, at Centre Bell on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 16:00.

pdf Speed Skating Champions step into the spotlight - Salt Lake City (USA) 17 February 2020

As the newly crowned champions stepped off the ice, the ISU was waiting for them to step into the spotlight to conduct interviews in a new and fun format. All interviews are available on social media and have been filmed in an exciting and accessible manner so Speed Skating fans across the world can watch, comment, share, engage and simply enjoy the content.

pdf ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships - Salt Lake City (USA) - Day Four 16 February 2020

All was well that ended well for Kjeld Nuis (NED) on the final day of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City. After losing his world record en route to coming second in the 1000m on Saturday, the Olympic champion edged out his team-mate Thomas Krol to take the 1500m on Sunday. Joey Mantia (USA) surprised himself with a big personal best and a bronze on home ice. Dutch star Jorrit Bergsma made amends for a mediocre display in the 5000m and the 10000m by winning the Mass Start in style.

In the Ladies’ tournament Ireen Wüst kept her cool to win the Ladies’ 1500m. The 33-year-old Dutch superstar relied on her vast experience to seize her career fifth 1500m world title and her 20th world title in total, including Allround honors. Russia's Evgenia Lalenkova and Elizaveta Kazelina took silver and bronze. Canada’s Ivanie Blondin won a career-second Mass Start world title after a chaotic final sprint, with Kim Bo-Reum (KOR) and Irene Schouten (NED) collecting silver and bronze respectively.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Dordrecht (NED) - Day Three 16 February 2020

There was another trio of individual gold medals for the Rep. Koreans on the final day of competition at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speedskating in Dordrecht on Sunday. While they repeated their previous day’s hat-trick, world 500m champion Lara van Ruijven (NED) won in her specialty and also grabbed gold with the Dutch team in the ladies’ relay to the delight of the home crowd. Only a photo finish prevented the Netherlands team repeating the success in the men’s event, where they were pipped on the line by Canada.

pdf ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships - Salt Lake City (USA) - Day Three 15 February 2020

On the last 10 occasions it has been contested, Martina Sáblíková (CZE) has won the Ladies’ 5000m title at the ISU World Single Distances Championships, so when she clocked a world record over the distance on Saturday in Salt Lake City, it seemed only a miracle could keep her from claiming an 11th consecutive gold. That miracle went by the name of Natalya Voronina. After Sáblíková's 6:41.18, the 25-year-old Russian broke the 6:40 barrier with 6:39.02 to seize her first major international title. In the 1000m 21-year-old Jutta Leerdam grabbed her first world title, and the first individual gold for the Netherlands, three days into the tournament.

In the men's 1000m Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) left the rest of the field shattered. The fastest man ever in the 500m broke the 1:06 barrier in the double sprint distance to add another world record to his tally. The man whose mark he beat, Kjeld Nuis (NED), conceded more than a second to take silver. Canada’s Laurent Dubreuil earned bronze after Thomas Krol (NED) was disqualified. To conclude Saturday's action, the Netherlands won their seventh consecutive Men's Team Pursuit title in a world-record time, with Japan coming second to grab their first ever world championships medal in this event.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Dordrecht (NED) - Day Two 15 February 2020

The Rep. Koreans dominated the first day of finals at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speedskating in Dordrecht, Netherlands, winning three of the four individual events on Saturday as Kim Dagyeom (KOR) and Lee Yu Bin (KOR) each topped an individual World Cup podium for the first time. Suzanne Schulting (NED) claimed her first World Cup medal on home ice by winning the Ladies’ 1500m, while China clinched the gold in the 2000m mixed team relay.

pdf ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships - Salt Lake City (USA) - Day Two 14 February 2020

Graeme Fish (CAN) won the gruelling men's 10000m in an enthralling battle of attrition to kick-off a spectacular second day of competition at the World Single Distances Championships in Salt Lake City on Friday. In the men's 500m Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) overcame a dislocated shoulder to take gold in 33.72 seconds.

Nao Kodaira (JPN) won the 500m world title, but finished outside the world record she wanted to break, while Angelina Golikova missed out on the gold medal but secured the Russian record for at least another year. In the Ladies’ Team Pursuit, Japan did skate a world record to retain their title.

pdf ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships - Salt Lake City (USA) - Day One 13 February 2020

"It’s always like the first time," smiled Martina Sáblíková (CZE), holding her precious gold medal tight. The 32-year-old star of the long distances grabbed her sixth career 3000m world title and her 16th overall at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships.

In the men's tournament world record holder Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) took his maiden career title in the men's 5000m. With Graeme Fish coming third and Jordan Belchos fifth, Canada could boast three skaters in the top-five. Eight-time 5000m champion Sven Kramer (NED) took silver.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating -Dordrecht (NED) - Preview 13 February 2020

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating season concludes in Dordrecht, Netherlands from 14-16 February – the final event on the calendar before the all-important ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in March. Who will finish overall champion in the 500m, 1000m, 1500m categories, and ranked No.1 for the season? It’s a particularly difficult call in the Men’s field, with several racers staking their claim, but a fine run of form in the second half of the season from Republic of Korea’s Park Ji Won has made him the man to beat.

pdf ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships - Salt Lake City (USA) - Preview Ladies 13 February 2020

The eyes of the Salt Lake City home crowd will be on world record holder Brittany Bowe (USA) defending her title in the 1000m at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships on Saturday, but there's a lot more exciting racing to enjoy. Will Martina Sáblíková (CZE) be able to bring the last standing Calgary world record to Salt Lake City, will Miho Takagi (JPN) win her first individual ISU World Singe Distances Speed Skating title in the 1500m or will Ireen Wüst (NED) be able to skate a world record in that event for the first time in her career?

pdf ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships - Salt Lake City (USA) - Preview Men 13 February 2020

The pinnacle of the 2019/20 season will be held on the fastest ice of the world. It should be a recipe for world records, but there are no guarantees. Last season the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City (USA) featured thee world records in the Men's competition. Multiple skaters could break the magic 1:06 barrier in the 1000m, after Nuis set the world record at 1.06,18 last year. Nuis and his team mate Thomas Krol (NED) are
a bit more tentative about record speeds. "It all depends on the conditions," Krol said. The lower the air pressure, the better it is for speed.

pdf ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Final - Minsk (BLR) - Preview 12 February 2020

After having hosted the first leg of the Senior ISU World Cup Speed Skating last November, Minsk will be home to the ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Final this weekend. Gabriel Odor (AUT) and Robin Groot (NED) represent the future of international Speed Skating, defending their leads in multiple events in the Belarussian capital. Dutch prodigy Femke Kok will not be present, because she'll compete at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City this week. Kok will be present at the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Tomaszów Mazowiecki next week.

pdf ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) - Day Four 09 February 2020

Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) struck gold as the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2020 concluded in Seoul (KOR) on Sunday. The 12 medals went to five ISU members. The USA collected four medals – one gold, one silver and two bronze. Three medals went to Japan – two gold and one bronze. China and Canada took two medals each while Korea got one.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Dresden (GER) Day 1 review 08 February 2020

Republic of Korea dominated the first day of finals at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Dresden (GER), winning three of the four individual events, with Choi Min Jeong continuing her triumphant start to the year as she builds towards next month’s World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Calgary (CAN) - Day Two 08 February 2020

The Japanese ladies boosted their confidence heading into next week's ISU World Single Distance Championships in Salt Lake City, taking their tally to three golds over the World Cup weekend. Miho Takagi smashed Brittany Bowe's 2015 track record by 1.26 seconds to win the 1500m on the final day in Calgary, while Nao Kodaira added 500m gold to her triumph in Friday's 1000m.

In the men's tournament Pavel Kulizhnikov seized his second medal of the Calgary World Cup weekend, winning the men's 1000m on Saturday to go with his silver in the 500m from Friday. After three Russian victories in the Men's tournament, Patrick Roest concluded the fifth leg of the World Cup with the only gold for the Netherlands, edging out home favorite Ted-Jan Bloemen by just 0.02secs in the 5000m.

pdf ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Seoul (KOR) Day Three 08 February 2020

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) skated to their sixth Four Continents title while Rika Kihira (JPN) took her second title as the ISU Four Continents Championships 2020 continued in Seoul (KOR) Saturday.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Calgary (CAN) - Day One 07 February 2020

Russia’s men have fired a warning message to their rivals ahead of next week’s world championships in Salt Lake City with a dominant display on day one of the fifth leg of the ISU World Cup in Calgary. Ruslan Murashov, Pavel Kulizhnikov and Viktor Mushtakov swept the podium in the opening 500m with the smallest possible margin between them, while teammate Denis Yuskov went on to triumph in the 1500m.

In the ladies' tournament Nao Kodaira (JPN) took her first 1000m World Cup gold of the season in a season's-best time of 1:12.65 and 3000m winner Martina Sáblíková (CZE) is also looking in great shape as the season's climax approaches. 

pdf ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) - Day Two 07 February 2020

Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) took the first title at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2020 as they won the Ice Dance event in in Seoul (KOR) on Friday. Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) won the Men’s Short Program with a record score.

pdf ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) - Day One 06 February 2020

Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA), Rika Kihira (JPN) and Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro (CAN) took the lead as the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships opened in Seoul  (KOR) Thursday with the Rhythm Dance, Pairs and Ladies Short Programs.

pdf ISU Skating Awards: Five Days to Vote! 06 February 2020

There are five days left for the public, media and ISU Member Federations to cast their votes for their favorite candidates on the ISU Skating Awards online voting platform.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Calgary (CAN) - Preview 06 February 2020

Who is in shape, who is not, and who is hiding? The fifth leg in this season's ISU World Cup Speed Skating this weekend at the Olympic Oval in Calgary is last test for the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships next week in Salt Lake City. Kjeld Nuis, Thomas Krol and Patrick Roest (NED) all qualified to skate the men's 1500m in Calgary, but decided to skip that distance to save energy. Other skaters will use the ISU World Cup Speed Skating to regain rhythm after a couple of weeks without competition.

pdf ISU Skating Awards - Long list of candidates 2020 06 February 2020

The long list of candidates for the ISU Skating Awards 2020 is available below. All votes must be submitted via the ISU Skating Awards online voting platform and are open from December 1, 2019 to February 10, 2020. For further information please visit the ISU Skating Awards page.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Dresden (GER) - Preview 05 February 2020

After two major continental competitions in January – the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships and the ISU Four Continents Short Track Speed Skating Championships – the best Short Track Speed Skaters on the planet will be reunited for more ISU World Cup action in Dresden, Germany from February 7-9.

pdf ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating - Bormio (ITA) - Review 03 February 2020

Established stars of the senior scene, new faces to watch and two junior World Records – the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2020, held this weekend in Bormio, Italy, were a real thriller.

pdf ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) - Preview 03 February 2020

Following the ISU European Figure Skating Championships the attention now shifts this week to the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships with many of the non-European top skaters competing in Seoul, Korea (February 4-9). Seoul has hosted the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championship once before in 2015.

pdf ISU Four Continents Speed skating Championships - Milwaukee (USA) - Day Three 02 February 2020

Brianna Bocox led the USA to another 100 percent score in the Ladies' events on the final day of the Speed Skating Four Continents Championships on Sunday. In front of a loud home crowd in Milwaukee's Pettit National Ice Center the 22-year-old US skater took the 1000m title and joined Mia Kilburg-Manganello and Paige Schwartzburg to win the Ladies’ Team Pursuit little more than an hour later. 

In the Men's 1000m Kouki Kubo (JPN) and Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) were just 0.002 seconds apart, with the Japanese youngster edging the gold. The Men's Team Pursuit title went to Canada, after Team USA got disqualified, leaving Republic of Korea top of the Men’s medal table with four golds, two silvers and a bronze.

 

pdf ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships - Milwaukee (USA) - Day Two 01 February 2020

The Republic of Korea ruled the Men's events and hosts USA took the honors in the Ladies’ tournament at the ISU Four Continents Championships at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee on Saturday. In the Men's Kim Min-Seok won the 1500m, while Um Cheon-Ho and Chung Jae-Won landed gold and silver in the mass start. Brianna Bocox (USA) got the day off to a flying start winning the Ladies' 1500m and Mia Kilburg-Manganello grabbed Mass Start gold to collect her second title of the weekend.

pdf ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships - Milwaukee (USA) - Day One 31 January 2020

The Republic of Korea won the first two titles at the inaugural ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships in Milwaukee on Friday. Kim Min Sun and Kim Joon-Ho took the sprint double winning the Ladies' and Men's 500m respectively. USA’s Mia Kilburg-Manganello celebrated a 3000m victory on home ice, while Vitaliy Schigolev and Dmitry Morozov handed Kazakhstan a 1-2 in the Men's 5000m. Gold in the Team Sprint events went to the Canadian ladies and the Korean men.

pdf ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships - Milwaukee (USA) - Preview 30 January 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, will host the inaugural ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships from January 31 to February 2. While the european speed skaters have had their annual continental championships since 1893, skaters from the other four continents have not had a similar opportunity to fight for a prize until this day. Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, China and the host nation mostly field their most talented youngsters in the new competition.

pdf ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating - Bormio (ITA) - Preview 30 January 2020

The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships take place in Bormio, Italy from January 31 to February 2. The event, which has been running since 1994, has often provided an excellent insight into the future of Short Track Speed Skating – with current champions such as Suzanne Schulting, Choi Min Joeng, Shaoang Liu and Lee June Seo making it on to the podium in recent years.

pdf ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Debrecen (HUN) - Day Three 26 January 2020

Home favourites Shaoang and Shaolin Sandor Liu won four more medals between them at the European Short Track Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, but were denied relay gold after being penalised in the final event. Dominant Dutch skater Suzanne Schulting added three more titles to her Saturday tally.

pdf ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2020 - Graz (AUT) - Day Four 25 January 2020

Ice Dancers Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov and Alena Kostornaia completed a clean gold medal sweep for Russia as competition at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2020 concluded in Graz (AUT) with the Free Dance and the Ladies Free Skating on Saturday. Russia dominated the competition, taking ten out of 12 possible medals.

pdf ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Debrecen (HUN) - Day Two 25 January 2020

Suzanne Schulting (NED) dominated the first day of finals at the 2020 European Short Track Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, defending her European 1500m title and leading the 500m final from start to finish, while Hungary's own Liu brothers won a gold each in the two men's events.

pdf ISU European Speed Skating Championships - Heerenveen (NED) - Preview 08 January 2020

After having been home to the ISU European Allround Speed Skating Championships fifteen times in history, Heerenveen (NED) will host the ISU European Speed Skating Championships in single distances format for the first time this weekend. A total of fourteen titles will be up for grabs in three days of exciting competition in the Dutch Speed Skating Mekka.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Nagano (JPN) - Day 3 15 December 2019

Local hero Nao Kodaira (JPN) may have had to settle for bronze, losing out to Russia’s Angelina Golikova in the 500m, but the excited crowd in Nagano’s M-Wave still had a gold medal to cheer for as Japan, back in their 2018 Olympic Games-winning line-up, triumphed in the Team Pursuit.

In the men's competition, Russia collected five out of seven gold medals over the weekend, adding 1000m and 5000m wins through Pavel Kulizhnikov and Danila Semerikov on Sunday.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Nagano (JPN) - Day 2 14 December 2019

Russia’s men set the standard on Day 2 of the World Cup in Nagano, blowing away a track record and winning both gold medals on offer: the 2nd 500m and the Team Pursuit, clinching the overall Team Pursuit World Cup in the process.

In the women's competition Ivanie Blondin won another gold in the 3000m on Saturday adding to Friday's mass start win, and Brittany Bowe (USA) showed no mercy in the ladies' 1000m, taking her third gold in three races so far this season.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Nagano (JPN) - Day 1 13 December 2019

Yuma Murakami handed himself a golden birthday present at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup on Friday, winning the 500m in a track record time the day after he turned 27. His compatriot Tatsuya Shinhama came second while world record holder Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) returned from injury to claim bronze in his first World Cup appearance this season. Jordan Belchos (CAN) won the men's mass start while Russia clinched the Team Sprint gold.

 

In the ladies' competition Nao Kodaira grabbed a much-coveted 500m gold on her home track to start the fourth leg of the ISU World Cup in Nagano, Japan, on a high note. Ivanie Blondin (CAN) continued her remarkable run of form by adding the Mass Start gold to the ones she collected in the 1500m, 5000m and Team Pursuit in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, last weekend. To conclude Friday's action for the women, the Dutch ladies won the Team Sprint, with Dione Voskamp making a victorious first appearance in the squad.

pdf ISU Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Media Accreditation 2020 13 December 2019

Media Accreditation details for every ISU Short Track Speed Skating Championships.

pdf ISU Speed Skating Championships - Media Accreditation 2020 13 December 2019

Media Accreditation details for every ISU Speed Skating Championships.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Nagano (JPN) - Preview 12 December 2019

The ISU World Cup Speed Skating returns to Japan for the fourth leg of the 2019/20 season. After Obihiro and Tomakomai last year, the skaters will visit Nagano, home of the 1998 Olympics, this weekend. The sprinters will look forward to racing two 500m races in one weekend again. Nao Kodaira, born in Chino near Nagano, hopes to shine on home soil, just like Japan's ace in the 500m Tatsuya Shinhama.

pdf ISU Figure Skating Championships - Media Accreditation 2020 10 December 2019

Media Accreditation details for every ISU Figure Skating Championships.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Nur-Sultan (KAZ) - Day 3 08 December 2019

Two memorable firsts concluded the men's competition at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Nur-Sultan on Sunday. In the 1500m Ning Zhongyan (CHN) seized his career first World Cup win, while Andrea Giovannini, Michele Malfatti and Nicola Tumolero (ITA) gabbed their first Team Pursuit gold. In the ladies’ competition Ivanie Blondin (CAN) crowned a golden weekend with two more wins. After an unexpected career first 1500m World Cup victory, she joined Valérie Maltais and Isabelle Weidemann in winning the Team Pursuit to bring her gold medal haul for the weekend to three.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Shanghai (CHN) Day 3 08 December 2019

With the Beijing Winter Olympics just two years away, China’s skaters are building into a growing force in short track with the final day’s action at the ISU World Cup in Shanghai offering a window into the sort of dominance home ice can give them.

document ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Nur-Sultan (KAZ) - Day 2 07 December 2019

Angelina Golikova (RUS) led a Russian 1-2 in the ladies' 500m to start the second day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Nur-Sultan on Saturday. Compatriot Daria Kachanova finished just 0.01 seconds behind her to take silver, while Nao Kodaira (JPN) had to settle for bronze. In the men's competition, Patrick Roest (NED) celebrated his 24th birthday in style by winning a hard-fought battle with Jorrit Bergsma (NED) to take his career first 10,000m World Cup gold.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Shanghai (CHN) Day 2 07 December 2019

Speed queen Kim Boutin again proved why she is the skater to beat over Short Track’s shortest and wildest distance, claiming her fourth successive 500m gold on day two of the ISU World Cup in Shanghai.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2019/20 Day 2 06 December 2019

ISU World Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) claimed their first ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final title as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final continued in Torino (ITA) Friday. Alena Kostornaia (RUS) won the Ladies Short Program with a new record score while four-time ISU World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) earned the lead in the Rhythm Dance.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Nur-Sultan (KAZ) - Day 1 06 December 2019

Ivanie Blondin (CAN) surprised even herself with the first 5000m World Cup victory of her career on Day 1 of the third leg of the ISU World Cup speed skating in Nur-Sultan on Friday. Brittany Bowe (USA) took another 1000m win and the Dutch ladies regained their winning ways in the Team Sprint. In the men's competition Viktor Mushtakov (RUS) won his career first individual World Cup gold, heading a Russian one-two with compatriot Ruslan Murashov in the men's 500m. The Netherlands won their third consecutive Team Sprint with yet another different line-up.

pdf ISU unveils the star-studded Jury and the ISU Skating Awards Statue 06 December 2019

The International Skating Union unveiled the Skating Awards trophy and announced the celebrities that will compose the six-member jury panel for the inaugural ISU Skating Awards.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2019/20 Day One 05 December 2019

Alysa Liu (USA), Andrei Mozalev (RUS) and pair skaters Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov (RUS) took the lead as the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final opened with the Junior Men’s, Ladies and Pairs Short Programs Thursday in Torino (ITA) in the 2006 Olympic venue Palavela.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Nur-Sultan (KAZ) - Preview 05 December 2019

Vanessa Herzog (AUT) returns to the 500m A Division, facing nemesis Nao Kodaira (JPN) and classification leader Olga Fatkulina (RUS) in a thrilling ladies' sprint battle at the third leg of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Nur-Sultan. In the long distance, Olympic Champion Esmee Visser (NED) hopes to take her chance in the only ladies' 5000m this World Cup season.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Shanghai (CHN) - Preview 04 December 2019

After a superlative weekend of racing in Nagoya, Japan, the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating hops over to Shanghai, China for the second installment of its Asian double-header from 6-8 December.
While we may be on Chinese ice, most observers will be expecting another display of power from the Republic of Korea this coming weekend.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final - Preview 03 December 2019

The World's best Figure Skaters including reigning Olympic Champions Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Alina Zagitova (RUS), 2019 ISU World Figure Skating Champion Nathan Chen (USA) and four-time Ice Dance World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), two-time ISU World Figure Skating Pairs Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) are headed to Torino (ITA) for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final this week. They are joined by the best juniors that qualified for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

pdf ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final - Preview 02 December 2019

The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final brings the World’s best young Skaters together in Torino (ITA) December 5 – 8. Twenty-four Skaters / Couples representing eight countries have qualified for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

pdf Long list of candidates announced for ISU Skating Awards 01 December 2019

As of December 1, 2019 the public, media and ISU Members can vote for their favorite Skaters, Coach and Choreograph on the ISU Skating Awards online voting platform. 

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Nagoya (JPN) - Day 3 01 December 2019

Canada’s Kim Boutin led from start to finish in the Ladies’ 500m Final in Nagoya, making it three successive ISU World Cup Short Track Ladies’ 500m titles to begin the 2019/20 season. It came on a day that also yielded a breakthrough gold medal for Hungary’s Shaoang Liu, another victory for Republic of Korea’s Park Ji Won and a return to form for Dutch superstar Suzanne Schulting.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Nagoya (JPN) - Day 2 30 November 2019

Republic of Korea dominated the opening day of Finals at the ISU World Cup Short Track event in Nagoya, winning all five gold medals on offer. Kim Dong Wook left Nippon Gaishi Arena with two gold medals on Saturday, winning the Men’s 1500m and Mixed 2000m Relay, but he insisted there was more to come from his outstanding team.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Nagoya (JPN) - Preview 27 November 2019

ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating action begins again on Friday, rolling into Nagoya, Japan before moving on to Shanghai, China next weekend – a tantalising Asian double-header that should help clarify who this season’s dominant skaters will be.

pdf ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating - Enschede (NED) - Review 27 November 2019

Gabriel Odor (AUT) and Robin Groot (NED) are the crown prince and princess of international Speed Skating. The Austrian and the Dutch Junior both won two individual gold medals and one bronze at the second leg of the ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating in Enschede, the Netherlands. Canada dominated the Neo-Senior competition with eight gold medals and a total of 12. American Speed Skating legend Shani Davis was in Enschede coaching the Chinese skaters, who took 3 golds, 4 silvers and 5 bronzes in the Neo-Senior category.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL) - Day 3 24 November 2019

Japan took gold and silver in the men's 500m with Tatsuya Shinhama and Yuma Murakami only 0.002 seconds apart at the top of the ranking. Canada's Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) came third to win his first individual World Cup medal in two years, and the Netherlands won the men's Team Pursuit, confidently beating silver medallists Japan.
Concluding the second leg of the ISU World Cup Speed skating in Tomaszów Mazowiecki on Sunday, Irene Schouten (NED) beat Ivanie Blondin (CAN) in the ladies' Mass Start, reversing last week's order on top of the podium. In the 1500m Ireen Wüst (NED) retained her first place in the World Cup classification with a second consecutive win and a track record.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL) - Day 2 23 November 2019

Nao Kodaira (JPN) returned to her winning ways in the 500m, but her compatriots in the ladies' Team Pursuit suffered a first loss after three seasons of invincibility at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland, on Saturday. The Russian ladies took advantage of a weakened Japanese line-up, edging out the Netherlands by 0.12 seconds to win gold. Joey Mantia (USA) crossed the line first to win the men's Mass Start after a hard day's work. In the 1500m he had finished 16th, with Thomas Krol (NED) taking gold in a track record, just 0.19 seconds ahead of team-mate and last week's winner Kjeld Nuis (NED).

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - NHK Trophy - Sapporo (JPN) - Day 2 23 November 2019

Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), Alena Kostornaia (RUS), Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) and Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) brought home gold from NHK Trophy in Sapporo (JPN) on Saturday and qualified for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino (ITA). Six more skaters/couples booked their tickets to the Final at this sixth and last event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2019/20.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL) - Day 1 22 November 2019

Martina Sáblíková (CZE) showed her resilience by bouncing back from last week's fourth place to win the 3000m in track record time on the opening day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Tomaszów Mazowiecki on Friday. In the ladies' Team Sprint, Russia took advantage of a line-up change to beat the Netherlands after last week's silver medal. Patrick Roest (NED) seized his second consecutive 5000m gold in the World Cup and his fourth in total, while the Dutch men gave a master class in the Team Sprint.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - NHK Trophy - Sapporo (JPN) - Day 1 22 November 2019

Hot favorites Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) and Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) took the lead as NHK Trophy opened with the Rhythm Dance and the Short Programs Friday in Sapporo (JPN). Newcomer Alena Kostornaia topped the Ladies’ Short Program.

pdf ISU launches an inspiring digital fan engagement campaign #UpAgain 21 November 2019

International Skating Union (ISU) launches #UpAgain – a global digital campaign to connect skating with new audiences, thanks to an emotional and inspiring message.
#UpAgain is an emotive multi-discipline campaign based on the principle that we must overcome life’s challenges to achieve our full potential. The aim is to engage and inspire fans and athletes throughout the 2019/20 season.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL) - Preview 20 November 2019

After having hosted its first ever international event last year, the Arena Lodowa in Tomaszów Mazowiecki will welcome the ISU World Cup Speed Skating for the second time in history this weekend. The surprise winners at the season start in Minsk last week, hope to consolidate their good form, while others have to bounce back. In the long distances track records seem to be up for grabs this weekend.

pdf ISU Skating Awads online voting platform 20 November 2019

ISU Skating Awards online voting platform open for pre-registration

pdf ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating - Bjugn (NOR) - Review 20 November 2019

Robin Groot (NED) anchored an orange medal haul at the ISU Junior World Cup in Bjugn, Norway. The 18-year-old celebrated three gold medals in the ladies competition. In total the Dutch juniors won seven gold medals and a total of 14, while China dominated the neo-senior competition with eight gold medals and a total of 15.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - NHK Trophy - Sapporo (JPN) - Preview 20 November 2019

The last spots for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final are on the line this week at NHK Trophy in Sapporo (JPN). NHK Trophy is the sixth and last event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), four-time ISU World Figure Skating Ice Dance Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), two-time ISU World Figure Skating Pairs Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) as well as ISU World Figure Skating and Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova (RUS) headline the event and have good chances to qualify for the Final in Torino (ITA) December 5 to 8.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Minsk (BLR) - Day 3 17 November 2019

Jun-Ho Kim (KOR) won his first ever World Cup gold in the 500m on the third day of the ISU World Cup speed skating in Minsk, while Kjeld Nuis (NED) made amends for Saturday's disappointing 1000m, seizing gold in the 1500m on Sunday. In the Ladies' 1000m, world champion Brittany Bowe (USA) confidently beat Olympic champion Jorien ter Mors (NED) in a track record, as Ivanie Blondin (CAN) defeated arch rival Irene Schouten (NED) in the Mass Start with a powerful sprint on the final straight.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup Moscow (RUS) day 2 16 November 2019

Russian skaters triumphed at their home Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup and celebrated a gold medal sweep as competition wrapped up Saturday in Moscow (RUS) with the Free Skating and the Free Dance. World Ice Dance silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsapalov (RUS), World Junior Champion Alexandra Trusova, Skate Canada Champions  Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS) and European silver medallist Alexander Samarin came out on top in Moscow in the sold-out Megasport Arena that seats 14,000 people.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Minsk (BLR) - Day 2 16 November 2019

Thomas Krol (NED) led an orange armada in the men's 1000m as he seized gold in a track record and his countrymen took three of the next four places on the second day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Minsk, Belarus, on Saturday.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup Moscow (RUS) Day 1 15 November 2019

Russian skaters dominated on day one of their home Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup in Moscow in the Short Programs and Rhythm Dance on Friday. World Ice Dance silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsapalov, two-time World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva, Skate Canada Champions Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii and European silver medallist Alexander Samarin ended the first day on top of the standings in their respective categories.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Minsk (BLR) - Day 1 15 November 2019

Patrick Roest (NED) started the ISU World Cup speed skating season with a track record to win the men's 5000m in Minsk on Friday. In the ladies' competition, Canada’s long distance skaters staked an early claim with a gold medal for Isabelle Weidemann (CAN) and bronze for Ivanie Blondin (CAN) in the 3000m.

pdf ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating - Bjugn (NOR) - Preview 15 November 2019

The first of three ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating events will be held in the Fosenhallen in Bjugn, Norway this weekend. Together with the second leg in Enschede, the Netherlands, this competition will serve as a qualifying event for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne 2020. Last year's Norwegian ace Hallgeir Engebråten, who won the 1500m and the 3000m ISU Junior World Cup, left the junior ranks to try his luck in the senior competition, but in the ladies field Dutch Femke Kok, who won last year's ISU World Junior Speed Skating title, is still eligible for the junior ranks, although she cannot qualify for Lausanne anymore.

pdf ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Minsk (BLR) - Preview 14 November 2019

The International Speed Skating season kicks off in Belarus with the first of six ISU World Cup Speed Skating events on Friday 15 November. The Minsk Arena hosts the ISU World Cup Speed Skating for the second time in history, after the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final in 2018, when Marina Zueva (BLR) took her career first ISU World Cup Speed Skating medal with silver in the 3000m. Zueva will start in the 1500m, the 3000m and the Mass Start on home soil this weekend.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup - Moscow (RUS) - Preview 13 November 2019

The battle for the tickets to the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final becomes more and more exciting as the series gets to Rostelecom Cup, the fifth and penultimate event, in Moscow (RUS) this week. ISU World Figure Skating Ice Dance silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsapalov (RUS) have just won their first ISU Grand Prix gold medal at Shiseido Cup of China last week and want to seal their spot. Skate Canada Champions Alexandra Trusova (RUS), Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) and Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS) as well have good chances to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino (ITA).

pdf ISU Speed Skating Season 2019/20 - Preview 12 November 2019

In 2019/20 Speed Skating will be faster than it has ever been. The season builds up to a climax at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships on the fastest ice on earth in Salt Lake City in February. The six world records during last season's ISU World Cup Speed Skating finals at the Utah Olympic Oval, were just a prelude to what's yet to come.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Montreal (CAN) - Day 2 10 November 2019

Montreal saved the best for last as Olympic champion Liu Shaolin Sandor won his first two gold medals of the season on Sunday after strong finishes in the finals of the Men's 500m and 5000m relay.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Montreal (CAN) - Day 1 09 November 2019

Hometown hero Kim Boutin continued her strong start to the 2019/20 World Cup season, all but taking the roof off Montreal's Maurice Richard Arena as she powered to the 1000m gold medal on Saturday.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Shiseido Cup of China - Chongqing (CHN) - Day 2 09 November 2019

Home-crowd favorites World Pairs Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) and Boyang Jin (CHN) struck gold as Shiseido Cup of China concluded Saturday in Chongqing with the Free Skating and the Free Dance. World Ice Dance silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsapalov (RUS) captured their first Grand Prix gold medal and rising star Anna Shcherbakova (RUS) took home her second gold this season.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Shiseido Cup of China - Chongqing (CHN) - Day 1 08 November 2019

Home crowd favorites and World Pairs Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) took the lead in the Pairs Short Program as Shiseido Cup of China opened Friday in Chongqing. World Ice Dance silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsapalov (RUS), comeback skater Han Yan (CHN) and up-and-coming youngster Anna Shcherbakova (RUS) are in the top positions as well following the Short Program.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Montréal (CAN) - Preview 06 November 2019

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating rolls into Montréal this weekend - and Canada’s fans of the sport have a lot to look forward to.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Shiseido Cup of China - Chongqing (CHN) - Preview 06 November 2019

ISU World Figure Skating Pairs Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN), World Ice Dance silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsapalov (RUS) and ISU European Figure Skating Champion Sofia Samodurova (RUS) will compete in their first Grand Prix event at Shiseido Cup of China in Chongqing this week, the fourth of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. Skate America Champion Anna Shcherbakova (RUS) and Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (CHN) as well as Internationaux de France silver medalists Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) hope to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino (ITA).

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Salt Lake City (USA) - Sunday 03 November 2019

Canada’s Kim Boutin set the Utah Olympic Oval ice alight on the second day of finals at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating on Sunday, becoming the first woman to break 42 seconds in the Ladies’ 500m. Hwang Dae Heon of the Republic of Korea was the other individual double-gold medallist of the Salt Lake city World Cup, picking up a win in the Men’s 1000m to add to his 500m gold from Saturday.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Internationaux de France - Grenoble (FRA) - Day 2 02 November 2019

World Ice Dance Champions Gabriella Papadakis/ Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), World Champion Nathan Chen (USA), rising star Alena Kostornaia (RUS) and young pair Anastasia Mishina/Alexander Galliamov (RUS) struck gold at the Internationaux de France, the third event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series, in Grenoble on Saturday. Chen qualified for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Turin while the other gold medalists made an important step towards the Final in what was their first Grand Prix event of the season.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Salt Lake City (USA) - Saturday 02 November 2019

Russia went home happiest as the first medals of the new season’s ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating were handed out at Salt Lake City, USA, on Saturday.

pdf ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Internationaux de France - Grenoble (FRA) - Day 1 01 November 2019

World Ice Dance Champions Gabriella Papadakis/ Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), World Champion Nathan Chen (USA), rising star Alena Kostornaia (RUS) and young pair Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin (RUS) skated to lead in an exciting first day of competition at the ISU Grand Prix Internationaux de France in Grenoble on Friday.

pdf ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Salt Lake City (USA) - Preview 31 October 2019

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating season gets under way in Salt Lake City on 1 November, with some fascinating racing in store. The line-up in America this weekend is as notable for its absences as for the athletes that are in attendance. There are not many countries that can afford to drop the overall ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Champion from their racing squad for the year, but the Republic of Korea is one of them.

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