It’s all about time in Speed Skating. Curiously enough, not much scientific research has been done comparing the finishing times of junior Skaters in talent development. Dr. Inge Stoter obtained her PhD at the University of Groningen in March of this year, doing exactly that. Last week she won the Boymans Prize on the Day of Sports Research in Eindhoven. The ISU is proud to have contributed to the research, which also led to the development of two practical tools for Speed Skating coaches.
The Speed Skating ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) have been organizing a series of webinars, offering their expertise in coaching and training to the wider Skating community. As part of the initiative, the ISU CoE – Thialf Academy in the Netherlands is hosting a webinar on Data and Training at 20:00 (CET) on November 9, 2020.
Further to Rule 521 and Rule 971 of the ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance 2018, and the Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Synchronized Skating 2018, the draw for Judges by number for the ISU Figure Skating Championships 2021 was held virtually on October 21, 2020.
The ISU Council met on October 15-16, 2020 via an online meeting. Find out about the topics and decisions taken by the Council during the meeting.
The ISU has decided to hold a series of Online Video Seminars for ISU Referees in Speed Skating, which will be organized by the ISU Speed Skating Technical Committee using the ISU eLearning Platform and Zoom Communication software.
Further to ISU Communication No 2319, the Summary of Championships applications received by the ISU for Seasons 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 (the seasons 2023/24 and 2024/25 are tentative allotments and only concern Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating) is now available. ©International Skating Union (ISU) To see the Summary of Championships applications click the link on the right side bar.
The ISU is pleased to announce that the revamped Pure as Ice Anti-Doping eLearning certification course is now available on the ‘Clean Sport and Medical’ section of ISU.ORG.
Bubnik a top lawyer, the first Czechoslovak who studied law at Harvard, a Figure Skater, a Figure Skating referee, an international sports official and arbitrator in doping matters and in 2020 he decided to publish Law and Sport – My Passions, a memoir of his incredible life.
Entries for ISU Figure Skating and Synchronized Skating Championships 2021 can be found in ISU Communication 2336.