The sixth edition of the Pure as Ice 2019/20 took place at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in Nottingham, Great Britain at the National Ice Center and Motorport Arena in collaboration with Smart Test AntiDoping.
Today, 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.
ISU eLearning and iCoachKids (iCK), an Erasmus+ co-funded eLearning program, have partnered together to present a series of coaching education modules, specifically focused on coaching children aged 5-12.
ISU eLearning presents a series of modules relating to the essential topic of Strength and Conditioning.
Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the continued negative developments world-wide, the ISU Council has concluded that maintaining the 2020 ISU Congress on the planned dates of June 8-12, 2020 is no longer an option. The same applies to a short-term postponement until later in the summer of 2020.
Due to the continued and increasingly negative Coronavirus/ COVID-19 developments, the Council has further reviewed meetings and seminars scheduled to be held between June and August 2020 and decided to cancel all meetings and seminars planned during the period until the end of August 2020.
As one of the very few sports that combine athleticism with artistry, Figure Skating draws on a wide spectrum of musical genres. Music and movement are the underpinnings of the five Program Components, which form the basis of this module.
As a result of the recent United States’ travel ban of 26 European countries and the state of New York’s restrictions on gatherings over concerns of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, U.S. Figure Skating and the International Skating Union (ISU) are unable to organize the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® 2020. The event was scheduled to take place April 3-4, 2020, in Lake Placid, New York, United States.
With the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Skate Canada and the International Skating Union (ISU), were informed today by the Government of Quebec that they have decided to cancel the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020. The event was scheduled to take place from March 16-22, 2020 in Montreal at Centre Bell.
At the time of publishing this statement, the ISU has not been informed of any specific decision from the Quebec Health Ministry in regard to the ISU World Figure Skating Championships scheduled to be held in Montreal on March 16-22, 2020.
As per the ISU Statement of March 2, the ISU, in consultation with the competent local authorities and the organizing ISU Members, is continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus developments and their impact on the upcoming ISU Events that at this time remain scheduled as planned
On February 26, 2020 the ISU announced that the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2020 cannot be staged as originally foreseen on March 13-15, 2020 since, in light of the situation in South Korea, the competent authorities of the city of Seoul have closed the Mokdong Ice Rink and ordered the cancellation of all planned competitions.
ISU Communication No. 2311 invites ISU Members to make applications for Junior Skater Scholarships in accordance with the new ISU Development Program Communication (Communication No. 2310). The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.