Sleep is the core foundation of recovery and has a direct impact on the performance of Skaters. The ISU eLearning Platform presents a series of modules on Sleep and Recovery, aiming to enable a better understanding on these topics.
By November 15, 2019 all NOCs/ISU Members confirmed their acceptance or refusal for the provisionally allocated quota places for the Short Track Speed Skating competitions at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, SUI. Following this procedure the ISU releases the final allocation of quota places.
The ISU updated ISU Communication No. 2275 "ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2019/20" following the completion of the Event in Montreal in accordance with Rule 286, paragraph 3. The changes are underlined and concern paragraphs 2, 3, 4 and 11.
This summer a first Figure Skating camp was organized by the ISU in collaboration with MozerTeam. The camp was held in Italy in Baselga di Piné, Italy, from July 25 to August 4. The training camp was attended by 8 couples from 6 countries, as well as 6 coaches from different countries. Every day for 10 days, the athletes trained for 2-3 hours on the ice and three hours off-ice. Continuing the cooperation between ISU and MozerTeam, it is planned to hold two more camps this season.
Based on input received from the respective ISU Members and ISU Technical Committees amendments and corrections have been made to the list of Referees, Starters and Competitors Stewards for Season 2019/20. Corrections to Communication No. 2268.
The media accreditation contacts, deadlines and instructions for each event.
The ISU is releasing the entry quotas, qualifying times and details for ISU Short Track Speed Skating Championships for the season 2019/20.
In view of the legacy of the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, the ISU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Winter Sports Administrative Center (CWSAC) regarding the establishment of an ISU Center of Excellence (CoE) in Beijing.
The dedicated helmet numbers shall be used at all ISU Events (ISU Championships and ISU World Cup Short Track Competitions), except for the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships where helmet covers will be provided.
A History of the International Skating Union – Seasons 1991/92 through 201/15 was published back in 2016 on the occasion of the 2016 ISU Congress. As of today the book is also available on Amazon in a digital format and on this occasion the original “coffee table” size book is available in the ISU Shop with a 20% discount.
The next ISU Council meeting takes place on June 14 to 16, 2019 in Rome (Italy). On the eve of the meeting, the ISU Council had the honor to obtain a private hearing with His Holiness Pope Francis to discuss the importance of sport within society and how Sports including ice Skating can help to find a path for many young people.
The initiative launched in 2018 to support Skaters who have retired within the previous 4 seasons to become Coaches, Officials, Administrators or any other appropriate function connected to Skating will continue in 2019. Further details of the application process can be found in ISU Communication No. 2252 and the deadline for nominations is June 30, 2019.