The third edition of Pure as Ice 2019/20 took place at the first ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating event of the season in Enschede, Netherlands at the Ijsbaan Arena and the official Skaters hotel with the support of the KNSB.
The first edition of the ISU Pure as Ice 2019/20 campaign kicked off at the ISU World Cup Short Track 1 in the home of the Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City (USA). ISU’s Pure as Ice teamed with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with the support of the U.S. Speedskating Organizing Committee to deliver the message of Clean Sport to almost 200 Short Track Skaters that arrived to compete in this major Event.
Media accreditations for the ISU Short Track Speed Skating Skating Championships are open.
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.