ISU PUBLICATIONS

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All prices are in Swiss Francs (SFr)

Reference Title Type Price 
  General    
GE1 ISU Constitution and General Regulations 2008 (English) P 20 SFr
GE2 ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules– Single and Pair Skating and Ice Dance 2008 P 20 SFr
GE3 ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules – Synchronized Skating 2008 P 20 SFr
GE4 ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules – Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating 2008 P 20 SFr
GE5 Minutes of the 51th Ordinary Congress held at Budapest (Hungary) from June 26 to June 30 P 10 SFr
GE6 Skating in the Olympic Games (complete results of the Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating competitions, 1908 – 1994) P 40 SFr
GE7 The One Hundredth Anniversary History 1892 – 1992 P 90 SFr
GE8 ISU 100th Anniversary Video (produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) V 250 SFr
       
  Figure Skating      
FS1 Judges’ Manual Single Skating – 2001 Edition (incl. 1 CD) P 50 SFr
FS2 Judge’s Manual  Pair Skating 2000 Edition P 20 SFr
FS3 Single Figure Skating for beginners and Champions, by Prof. J. Dedic (1982 edition) P 20 SFr
FS6 Pair Skating as Sport and Art, by Tamara Moskvina and Igor Moskvin (revised 1992) P 15 SFr
FS8 Elements of Basic Skating Video (the fundamentals of Figure Skating by analyzing basic skating techniques) V 40 SFr
       
  Ice Dancing    
ID1 ISU Handbook – Ice Dancing 2003  (This manual for Ice Dance Judges and Referees has been produced by the IDTC and will also be useful to skaters and coaches.)
now including Compulsory Dance patterns and descriptions
P 20 SFr
ID2 Ice Dance Music Rhythms (CD and booklet) M 35 SFr
ID3 ISU Official Dance Music recorded for the 22 compulsory dances (produced in 1998, 4 CDs) and Midnight Blues + Rhumba d’Amore CD M 120 SFr 
ID4 Ice Dance Compulsory Dances DVD (Comprehensive study of the 23 Compulsory Dances to assist skaters, coaches and judges.)
In replacement of Ice Dance Technical Tape
DVD 50 SFr
ID5 Midnight Blues Compulsory Dance Instructional Video 2003 V 50 SFr
ID6 Ice Dance Music Midnight Blues + Rhumba d’Amore CD M 20 SFr
ID7 Ice Dance Music for Cha-Cha Congelado, Austrian Waltz, Golden Waltz, Silver Samba (produced in 1983, 1 CD) M 65 SFr
ID8 Instructional Package on the New Compulsory Dance – Finnstep
see Communication 1497 for details. Please use Order Form
Order Form Finnstep
DVD+M 50 SFr
ID9 The New Compulsory Dance – Finnstep
DVD only
DVD 35 SFr
ID10 The New Compulsory Dance – Finnstep
CD only
M 15 SFr
       
  Synchronized Skating    
SY1 ISU Linking Steps & Turns DVD 50 SFr
SY3 ISU Precision Team Skating Coaches Training Manual – Second Edition 1997 (teaching aid for the development of Synchronized Skating) P 25 SFr
SY4 Synchronized Skating Coaches’ Beginner Manual P 10 SFr
SY6 ISU Sychronized Technical Video – Transitions, movements in isolation and step sequences (2002 Edition and not updated with 2006 Rules) V 75 SFr
       
  Speed Skating    
SP1 Handbook of Competitive Speed Skating (1999 edition) P 40 SFr
SP2 Technique and biomechanics of speed skating : the Klapskate (edited by Jos de Koning and Henk Gemser) V 40 SFr
SP3 Package deal : ‘The Klapskate’ Video + ‘Handbook of Competitive Speed Skating’ V 60 SFr
       
  Short Track Speed Skating      
ST1 Short Track Speed Skating Handbook for officials 1999 (guidance to specific officials based on practical experiences) P 25 SFr
       
Key      
P Printed material    
V Video    
M Music    
DVD DVD     

 

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Some Key Dates in ISU History

The International Skating Union (ISU) was founded in 1892 and is the oldest governing international winter sport federation.

During the last half of the nineteenth century, informal international competitions in both Speed Skating and Figure Skating were organized occasionally in different parts of the world. The first modern Speed Skating competition was held in Norway in 1863 and the first major International Speed Skating race was held in Hamburg (GER) in 1885. In 1882, the first International Figure Skating competition took place in Vienna (AUT).

With the emergence of international competitions, in both Speed Skating and Figure Skating, as well as the forming of skating clubs and of national associations, the need to establish international standards to govern these sports became more and more apparent. In July 1892, the Dutch association took the lead in calling for a meeting of representatives of all countries interested in international ice skating competitions. As a result, the first Congress convened in Scheveningen (NED) and the ISU was created. The fifteen delegates present at the time, all from Europe, began to establish firm rules, laying down the foundations for international competitions in both disciplines. With the addition of Canada as a Member in 1894, the ISU expanded its horizons to become a truly international governing body.

Since the foundation of the ISU the ice skating disciplines have developed steadily over time to occupy the significant role they now enjoy in the world of sport.

1889 The first World Championships in Speed Skating were held in Amsterdam (NED) for men only
1891 The first European Championships in both Speed Skating and Figure Skating (open to men only) were held at the same time in Hamburg (GER)
1893 The first World Championships in Speed Skating (open to men only) directly under the auspices of the ISU were held in Amsterdam (NED)
The European Speed Skating and Figure Skating Championships (for European men skaters only) were hosted together in Berlin (GER)
1896 The first World Figure Skating Championships (open to men only) were organized in St Petersburg (RUS)
1897 The first World Championships (in Speed Skating) to be held outside Europe were organized in Montreal (CAN)
1906 The first ISU Championships for Ladies Figure Skating were organized in Davos (SUI) and became World Championships in 1924
1908 The first ISU Championships for Pairs Figure Skating were held in St Petersburg (RUS) and became World Championships in 1924
Figure Skating (including events for Ladies, Men, Pairs and Special Figures) was the first winter sport to be included in the Olympic Games held in London (GBR)
1920 Figure Skating (with events for Ladies, Men and Pairs) was included in the     Olympic Games held in Antwerp (BEL)
1924 Both Speed Skating and Figure Skating were included in the official program of the first Olympic Winter Games, held in Chamonix (FRA)
1930 The first World Figure Skating Championships to be held outside Europe, which included all three events together (Men, Ladies and Pairs), were held in New York City (USA)
1936 The first Speed Skating World Championships for Ladies were held in Stockholm (SWE) but would not become an Olympic competition for another twenty-four years
1950 The first international competition in ice dancing was held in London on the        occasion of the World Figure Skating Championships
1952 The first World Championships in Ice Dancing were introduced held at the World Figure Skating Championships s in Paris (FRA)
1970 The first ISU Sprint Speed Skating Championships for Men and Ladies were inaugurated held in West Allis (USA) and became World Championships in 1972
1973 The first ISU Junior Speed Skating Championships were held in Assen (NED) and became World Championships in 1974
1976 Ice Dancing was included in the official program for the first time at the Winter Olympic Winter Games that were held in Innsbruck (AUT)
The first ISU Junior Figure Skating Championships were held in Megève (FRA) and became World Championships in 1978
1978 The first ISU Short Track Speed Skating Championships, for Men and Ladies, were held in Solihull (GBR) and became World Championships in 1981s in 1981
1984 The first ISU Congress to be held outside Europe took place in Colorado Springs (USA)
The World Cup events series in Speed Skating were inaugurated. Separate circuits were held for Men and Ladies until 1996
1990 The first ISU Congress to be held in Oceania took place in Christchurch (NZL)
1991 The first World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships were held in Seoul (KOR)
1992 Short Track Speed Skating was included in the official program of the Olympic Winter Games, held in Albertville (FRA)
1994 The first World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships for Men and Ladies were held in Seoul (KOR)
1995/6 The Grand Prix of Figure Skating series Series and Final were started
World Championships in Speed Skating in Single Distances for Men and Ladies were inaugurated in Hamar (NOR)
1997 The World Cup series in Short Track Speed Skating for Men and Ladies were launched
The Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series and Final were created
European Championships in Short Track Speed Skating were inaugurated in Malmö (SWE)
1999 The Four Continents Championships in Figure Skating for skaters from North America, Asia and Oceania were inaugurated in Halifax (CAN)
2000 The first World Synchronized Skating Championships were held in Minneapolis (USA)
2002 The first ISU Congress to be held in Asia took place in Kyoto (JPN)
2003 New Judging System tested at Grand Prix of Figure Skating Events for the first time
2004 50th ISU Congress held at the Kurhaus Hotel in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, where the ISU was founded in 1892
2006 Team Pursuit Speed Skating was included in the official program of the Olympic Winter Games, held in Torino (ITA)
2008 The first ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Event was held in Inzell, Germany
2009 The first edition of the ISU World Team Trophy 2009 in Tokyo, Japan

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2009 – Vienna (AUT)

The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2009 has come to a close with a successful weekend. Over 120 athletes, representing 32 countries, participated at these championships in Vienna, Austria at the Ferry Dusika Hallenstadion ice rink. For a second consecutive year, Meng Wang of China was crowned World Short Track Speed Skating Champion for the ladies. Ho-Suk Lee of Korea took the men’s title.

The weekend kicked off with the 1500 meters competition and the qualifying heats for the ladies 3000 meters relay. The ladies 1500 meters final was a tightly contested race, with the top three finishers within six tenth of each other.  Korean skater Min-Jung Kim took the win, to become the Lady World Short Track Speed Skating Champion 1500 meters for 2009. Silver medal belongs to the Chinese skater Yang Zhou while the bronze goes to Sae-Bom Shin of Korea. Defending World Champion Meng Wang of China, who was sitting in second place with one lap to go, was disqualified during the event, starting off her quest for a repeat world championship title on a negative note.

In the men 1500 meters event, it was the opposite; Ho-Suk Lee of Korea began his quest for the world championship title on a very positive note, becoming the World Short Track Speed Skating Champions 1500 meters for 2009. With eight skaters at the start line, the race was going to be a difficult one to win, for anyone involved. The American skaters Apolo Anton Ohno and J.R. Celski led most of the laps however Ho-Suk Lee managed to take the win, moving up from fifth to first on the last lap. With the top five skaters separated by less than four tenths of a second, the silver medal belonged to his teammate Yoon-Gy Kwak. J.R. Celski was rewarded for his efforts with a bronze medal finish.

Saturday’s program included the 500 meters events for the ladies and men, as well as the men 5000 meters relay. The Chinese season’s domination of the ladies 500 meters event continued this weekend, with the team qualifying three skaters in the final. The other skater was Jessica Gregg of Canada. Meng Wang redeemed herself from the previous day’s mistake by taking the win in the 500m final, and become the Lady World Short Track Speed Skating Champions 500 meters for 2009. Her teammate Qiuhong Liu earned the silver medal, while Jessica Gregg took the bronze, to prevent a podium sweep by the Chinese.

The men 500 meters event was similar to the ladies, where one of the dominant teams throughout the 2008-09 season managed to qualify three skaters in the final. Canadians Charles Hamelin, Oliver Jean and Francois-Louis Tremblay were joined at the start line for the final by Yoon-Gy Kwak (Korea) and Jialiang Han (China). Ultimately, it was Charles Hamelin who took the win, dominating the race from start to finish. Silver medal went to Yoon-Gy Kwak, while the bronze went to Olivier Jean. With the win, Hamelin becomes the World Short Track Speed Skating Champions 500 meters for 2009.

The third and final day of these championships, was filled with lots of racing: the 1000 meters, 3000 meters Super Finals and relay events for both the ladies and men were on the schedule.

In the ladies 1000 meters event it was a China and Korea affair, with both teams qualifying two skaters each in the final. Throughout this past World Cup season, Meng Wang was the dominant skater in this distance, and her stronghold on the event continued. In the final, Meng Wang controlled the race by leading every single lap, to finish first. The podium was completed by Korean skaters, Min-Jung Kim in second, and Sae-Bom Shin in third.

In the men 1000 meters event, the Koreans had qualified two skaters as well in the final, and this time they were joined by two American skaters. The four skaters at the start line were Ho-Suk Lee, Yoon-Gy Kwak, Apolo Anton Ohno and J.R. Celski. For the second time this weekend, American skater Apolo Anton Ohno, who was in a strong position to win a race, saw the top podium finish escape him on the last lap, with a pass by Ho-Suk Lee. The podium was completed by J.R. Celski, who managed to earn his second podium finish of these championships.

In the last individual event of the weekend, the 3000 meters Super Finals, the ladies event was set to be an exciting one. With Meng Wang leading the overall standings after three events, there was still a mathematical chance for both Min-Jung Kim and Yang Zhou to become world champion, especially with the five extra points on hand, for the skater who crosses the line first after 1000 meters during the Super Final race. Six skaters took to the start, and in the end, Yang Zhou finished first ahead of Min-Jung Kim and Sae-Bom Shin respectively. Meng Wang managed to earn the five extra points, and with a fourth place finish, earned her second consecutive overall world championship title.

On the men side, with eight skaters at the start, the championship leader Ho-Suk Lee was in a great position to win the title, although all was possible for the top five after 3 distances. The 3000 meters Super Final event was won by J.R. Celski, which allowed him to move up into second place from third in the overall classification. With a second place finish in the race, Lee confirmed his crowning as the World Short Track Speed Skating Championship for 2009. Charles Hamelin managed to stay on the podium, with a third place finish in the Super Final.

The weekend concluded with the relay events, where in the ladies 3000 meters relay, the team of Canada, China, Korea and the United States qualified for the final. The Chinese led the vast majority of the race, to take the win and the title of Ladies World Short Track Speed Skating Relay Champions for 2009. In the men 5000 meters relay final, two noticeable teams were missing from the start line: Canada and Korea did not qualify their teams for the final. The battle for first place boiled down to the teams from the United States, China and Japan. Italy was also in the hunt, however was ultimately disqualified. The World Short Track Speed Skating Relay Champions for 2009 were the United States who narrowly edged out the Chinese team.

The majority of the skaters entered this weekend will be competing at the World Short Track Team Speed Skating Team Championships in Heerenveen, The Netherlands on March 13-15, 2009.

Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2009 – 2010

The ISU Council decided the following allotments for the season 2009 – 10 World Cup Speed Skating events as follows:

Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2009/2010

6 – 8 Nov 2009 Berlin (GER) All Distances
13 – 15 Nov 2009 Heerenveen (NED) All Distances
21 – 22 Nov 2009 Hamar (NOR) Long Distances
4 – 6  Dec 2009 Calgary (CAN) All Distances
11 – 13 Dec 2009 Salt Lake City (USA) All Distances
6 – 7 March 2010 Erfurt (GER) Sprint
12 – 14 March 2010 Heerenveen (NED) Final

Junior Grand Prix event 2010/2011

The 2010/2011 ISU Junior Grand of Figure Skating Final will be held in December
2010 in conjunction with the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

Applications to host an ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in the 2010/2011 season are now available on our website in the Member Area

Ice Dance

ISU Communication 1567 states on page 3 regarding Step Sequences:

“Note: Base Value for Diagonal Step Sequence to be same as for Circular Step Sequence (see updated Scale of Values, pages 28-29)”

However the Scale of Values on Page 29 does not reflect this statement regarding the Original Dance.  The values shown in the Communication reflect the Scale of Values for the Diagonal Step Sequence for the Free Dance only.  The following Table should be added on page 29 of ISU Communication No. 1567 to reflect the Scale of Values for the Diagonal Step Sequence for the Original Dance:

SCALE OF VALUES – Straight Line Step Sequences 
Diagonal in Hold –  (OD)
DiSt1 3.0 2.0 1.0 5.6 – 1.0 -2.0 -3.0
DiSt2 3.0 2.0 1.0 6.4 – 1.0 -2.0 -3.0
DiSt3 3.0 2.0 1.0 7.2 – 1.0 -2.0 -3.0
DiSt4 3.0 2.0 1.0 8.0 – 1.0 -2.0 -3.0