In accordance with the ISU Synchronized Skating Special Regulations 2018, Rule 907, paragraph 1, ISU Members may send to the ISU Secretariat, with a copy to the Chair of the Synchronized Skating Technical Committee, applications to host ISU Seminars for Synchronized Skating Referees and Judges in 2020 fulfilling the characteristics described in this ISU Communication. The deadline for these applications is established as January 1, 2020, application form is attached to this Communication.
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.
The draw by number for the ISU Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 was held on October 10, 2019 in Geneva in the presence of ISU Officials, Mr. Olivier Griot, BDO Auditor as well as Leanna Caron from Skate Canada and Mariam Giorgobiani from the Georgian Figure Skating Federation.
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.
ISU Members Entries rules have been published for ISU Figure Skating Championships 2020.
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 Announcement for the ISU Challenger Series in Synchronized Skating 2018/19 has been published.
This Communication clarifies the differences between World Standings and World Rankings and establishes their application in the Draws for Starting Order of ISU Championships.
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.