ISU Development News

The ISU e-learning platform “eRink” introduces a new “Data Operator and Technical Panel” webinar to the Virtual Events Toolkit series of classes. Composed of 9 sections, this online course compiles guidelines and instructions on how Officials, Coaches and Skaters can use virtual tools for skating development.

Apr 18, 2024

The International Skating Union (ISU) announces a modification to the dates of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2025 scheduled to be held in Seoul (KOR).

Apr 17, 2024

The International Skating Union (ISU) proudly reaffirms its commitment to leveraging sport for peace and development on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. This global event highlights sport's capacity to foster understanding, tolerance, and peace across borders.

Apr 06, 2024

The most important element in sport is the people involved and the International Skating Union (ISU) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all those in the Skating family. Following the Course 1 on Safeguarding Essentials published last year, the ISU is now pleased to announce the launch of Course 2 “Safeguarding in Practice” eLearning course that can be found on the ISU eRink platform.

Mar 13, 2024

It is with regret and sorrow that the ISU learned of the passing of multiple ISU European Championships medalist, four-time National Dutch Champion and two-time Olympian, Mrs. Joan Haanappel who passed away at 83 years old.

Mar 07, 2024

The Figure Skating Centers of Excellence are launching try-out camps for Skaters and Coaches interested in a new Figure Skating discipline, starting from April 2023.

Mar 07, 2024

On December 3, 2023, the International Skating Union (ISU), in collaboration with numerous partners, national federations, and skating clubs worldwide, celebrated the second edition of the World Ice Skating Day (WISD). The event was widely hailed as a success, boasting organized festivities in 53 countries and at 130 ice rinks globally (as reported here). 

Mar 06, 2024

This Communication summarizes the main general obligations of ISU Members, according to the ISU Statutes (see Article 39, paragraph 1 of the ISU Constitution for the definition of the ISU Statutes) and according to established procedures. This does not alter the obligation of ISU Members to adhere to those Rules contained in the ISU Statutes (in particular but not limited to Article 6, paragraph 3 and Article 7, of the ISU Constitution) which are not specifically referred to in this Communication.

Feb 26, 2024

The ISU Development Program is pleased to support the project the "Art of Skating" that will take place on April 6-7, 2024 at the Icelab Figure Skating Center of Excellence in Bergamo, Italy.

Feb 19, 2024

Further to the International Skating Union’s (ISU) Statement of January 30, 2024 regarding Kamila Valieva (ROC), the ISU takes the discussions within the Figure Skating community and the media with regard to the re-ranking of teams for the Olympic Winter Games (OWG) Beijing 2022 Team event very seriously.    

Feb 09, 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.

Jan 30, 2024

The ISU welcomes the decision of CAS and firmly maintains its position that the protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are of the highest priority and will persist in the ongoing effort to uphold the integrity of fair competition and the well-being of athletes.

Jan 29, 2024

The ISU Figure Skating Centers of Excellence (CoEs) proudly present an exciting opportunity for aspiring skaters and coaches. The CoE in Oberstdorf  (GER) is hosting an exclusive Ice Dance Try-out Seminar tailored for novice and junior skaters, extending a warm welcome to coaches, including those without current students.

Jan 15, 2024

On December 3, 2023, the International Skating Union (ISU) together with a variety of partners, national federations and skating clubs from all over the globe celebrated the World Ice Skating Day (WISD). This second edition was a success with events organized in 53 countries and at 130 ice rinks worldwide. By reuniting thousands of skaters of different levels, ages and social backgrounds, the ISU has achieved the major goal that underlines this initiative: making equal access, diversity and inclusion a reality in the ice skating community – a trend to be set not only over a single day but for the years ahead.

Dec 22, 2023

Judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the appeal of the International Skating Union against the decision of the General Court of the European Union of December 16, 2020.

Dec 21, 2023