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 Speed Skating Championships are open. Listed in the document on the right are the media accreditation contacts, deadlines and instructions for each ISU Speed Skating Championships.
By December 8, 2019 all NOCs/ISU Members confirmed their acceptance or refusal for the provisionally allocated quota places for the Speed Skating competitions of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games to be held in St. Moritz (SUI). Following this procedure the ISU releases the final allocation of quota places.
Further the completion of the second ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Competition held in Enschede, NED, the allocation of quotas to ISU Members/NOCs for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games is known.
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.
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.
This Communication contains detailed information on the qualification process, quotas and entry procedures for ISU Speed Skating Championships for the season 2019/20.
The media accreditation contacts, deadlines and instructions for each ISU World Cup Speed Skating event.
The ISU will hold a course for Speed Skating Starters, which will be organized by the ISU Speed Skating Technical Committee and De Koninklijke Nederlandsche Schaatsenrijders Bond (KNSB), as hosting ISU Member in:Heerenveen, The Netherlands, October 4 – 7, 2019
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.
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.