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.
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.
After nearly three decades of dedication and significant contributions to ice skating world, Jan Dijkema – ISU President from 2016 up to this day – is handing over his presidential seat on June 10, 2022 during the ISU 58th Ordinary Congress (June 6-10, Phuket, Thailand).
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.
From bouncing back from illness and injury to grab glory on the biggest sporting stage of all to the most heart-breaking of podium tributes, it’s been a Short Track Speed Skating season crammed full of exhilarating #UpAgain moments. Here are five of the very best.
The ISU was recently informed by the Chinese Skating Association (CSA), who originally planned to organize two World Cup Short Track Competitions as part of the ISU World Cup Short Track series on December 9-11, 2022, and December 16-18, 2022, in Beijing, that due to pandemic related implications, they are unable to hold these events during the season 2022/23.
An epic spell that featured records being smashed, legendary status secured and some of the most competitive racing of all time, particularly at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, will ensure 2021/22 goes down as an all-time Short Track classic season.
Back to back: it’s the goal of every athlete attempting to defend a title at a world championships. Add Shaoang Liu (HUN) to the list of athletes who have achieved it.
Less than two hours from her hometown, Kim Boutin (CAN) is trying to bounce back in Montreal.
Shaoang Liu (HUN), competing without his usual on-ice teammate and brother Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN), skated his way to two gold medals in the first two events of the World Short Track Championships in Montreal.
Athletes often struggle with when to hang up their shoes, or in this case, skates. That looming decision of retirement might come more easily when you have won everything possible in your sport like Charles Hamelin (CAN).
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.