ISU Council Meeting decisions regarding figure skating

The International Skating Union (ISU) reported the decisions made in the ISU Council Meeting on March 2, which took place online. The discussions mainly covered the 2020-2021 season’s ISU Event Calendar. The Council confirmed that the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships will go on as scheduled – from March 22 to 28 in Stockholm, Sweden.Continue reading “ISU Council Meeting decisions regarding figure skating”

ISU will allow Russians to use Tchaikovsky’s music as anthem

Russian news agency TASS reported that a source close to the situation has revealed that the International Skating Union (ISU) will not object to Russian figure skaters using composer’s Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s music as the anthem during awards ceremonies at the World Championships. Due to the decision by the Court of Arbitration of Sport, Russian athletesContinue reading “ISU will allow Russians to use Tchaikovsky’s music as anthem”

European Figure Skating Championships – cancelled

The International Skating Union (ISU) published a press release announcing the cancellation of the 2021 European Figure Skating Championships, originally scheduled to take part from January 25 to 31 in Zagreb, Croatia. The ISU Council decided to cancel the event because of “the worsening worldwide COVID-19 pandemic situation and the consequent increasing risks for organizersContinue reading “European Figure Skating Championships – cancelled”

Arena scheduled to host European Championship – turned into hospital

Arena Zagreb in the capital of Croatia, which is scheduled to host the 2021 European Figure Skating Championship from January 25 to 31, has been converted into a COVID-19 hospital. According to Croatian media, the first admitted patients will arrive by the end of the week. The sports arena will house patients who have mildContinue reading “Arena scheduled to host European Championship – turned into hospital”

World Junior Figure Skating Championship cancelled

The International Skating Union (ISU) announced the cancellation of the 2021 World Junior Figure Skating Championship. Originally scheduled to take place in Harbin, China from March 1 to 7, the event has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Held every year since 1976, the competition has previously never been cancelled. It last tookContinue reading “World Junior Figure Skating Championship cancelled”