International Competitive Figure Skating – Issues and Events

Tracking ISU and U.S. Figure Skating Events, Issues and Governance

THE SKATERS DESERVE BETTER!

Ice Network Streaming from the 2016 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic and U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate in Salt Lake City was the worst I have ever attempted to … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

How does the ‘New ISU Rules of Procedure for the Officials Assessment Commission – Evaluation of Judging – Assessments’ Really Impact Figure Skating?

How does the ‘New ISU Rules of Procedure for the Officials Assessment Commission – Evaluation of Judging – Assessments’ Really Impact Figure Skating? An Assessment from a CPA knowledgable on … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

On the Eve of the IOC’s Monumental Decision for Russia’s Massive State Sponsored Sports Cheating Program: What Price to Pay?

Blazing Blades Opinion – by Peter Murray The sports world is holding its collective breath as it awaits the decision soon to be announced by IOC President Thomas Bach and the … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

ISU’s Grand Prix Event ‘Rostelcom Cup’ Impacted by latest IOC Executive Board (EB) Decision on WADA Russian Doping Report?

The following paragraph included in the IOC Executive Board Statement on the WADA Independent Person Report will now bring Figure Skating front and center… The Paragraph in question (read from … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

ISU: un-anonymize & publish protocols from Code of Points (IJS) since the system was instituted?

I borrowed the title of this note from a thread at Golden Skate Forum. With the official end of secret judging approved last month at the ISU Congress I find … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Olympics by IAAF

“The statement that we’ve made today is a very clear indication that over the long haul, our responsibility is to protect clean athletes and this is what this says,” IAAF … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hollands’ Jan Dijkema Elected International Skating Union President

Jan Dijkema (NED) has been elected the first new President of the International Skating Union (ISU) in 22 years replacing Ottavio Cinquanta. The 71-year-old Dijkema won by 63 votes to … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment