The International Skating Union (ISU) has published the International Speed Skating & Short Track Speed Skating Competitions for the season 2019/20.
Every season the ISU invites its Members to send applications to host events as part of the Challenger Series. For the season 2019/20 two applications from Asia were received, Taipei and Hong Kong, to host an event as part of the Series. During its meeting last March, the ISU Council decided to include the event proposed by the Chinese Taipei Skating Union to be held in Taipei City mostly due to more suitable dates.
Last season, the Ice Pearls launched themselves into the Synchronized Skating scene. Based in Harbin, China, they became the first senior team from China to compete at an ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. The group now looks to continue elevating their exposure during the 2020 season—both as a team and for China—on the international stage.
The ISU Council decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Championships for the seasons 2020/21 and 2021/22. The allotments of all other Championships are kept pending until the next scheduled ISU Council meeting in October 2019 and further information regarding the decisions of the Council in Rome, will be published at a later date.
In Focus brings you the top pictures of the ISU Championships. This time, focus is on the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2019 and the amazing teams who brought speed, precision, unison, intricate formations and spectacular lifts to the party. Have a look at the incredible moments captured.
A number of Synchronized Skating teams have been climbing in the World rankings, shaking things up both nationally and internationally. While the following teams finished off of the podium at this year’s ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, they achieved several breakthroughs this season that reflect a growing and competitive future for the sport.
The Challenger Series Synchronized Skating will consist of up to five (5) International Competitions linked together, giving adequate opportunities for many Teams to compete at the international level and earn World Standing Points. Additionally, it will allow Teams and Officials to prepare for competing at the ISU Championships.
The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships has come to an end. It was filled with astonishing and entertaining performances by 24 teams competing for the chance of being crowned World’s best. Watch the highlights.
Two-time World Champions Team Paradise of Russia took a narrow lead as the ISU World Synchronized Figure Skating Championships opened Friday in Helsinki (FIN) with the Short Program. Five-time and defending World Champions Marigold Ice Unity of Finland are not far behind in second place while Canada’s Nexxice came third.
Today Ida Hellström from Finland was elected to the ISU Athletes Commission as the Synchronized Skating representative.
The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships will be held in Helsinki (FIN) April 12 and 13. A total of 24 teams representing 20 ISU Members have been entered for the Championships. The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships have been held since 2000 and Helsinki has hosted the event in 2001 and in 2011 before.
The 2019 World Figure Skating Champions and the ISU President Mr. Jan Dijkema show their commitment to Sport for Development and Peace by showing a #WhiteCard as a strong symbolic gesture.
With less than a year to go, the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will take place from January 9-22, 2020 in Lausanne (SUI), dubbed as the Olympic capital in the world. The Qualification Systems for all three ISU disciplines (Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating) have been approved by the IOC Executive Board.