International Competitive Figure Skating – Issues and Events

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

A Message to the ISU on the Murder of Denis Ten of Kazakhstan.

The Nation of Kazakhstan and all the Skating Nations who are members of the International Skating Union are in shock and deep mourning this day following the senseless Murder of … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mishin warns of arbitrariness in judging after rule changes (Article from Golden Skate News by Tatjana Flade) By Tatjana Flade  Published: June 1, 2018 Photo by Tatjana Flade Legendary Russian coach Alexei Mishin warns that rule changes proposed at the upcoming International Skating Union’s congress could lead … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Secret Sauce for Competition Confidence Has Many Ingredients

Coaches and Skaters Who Have Mastered the Art©2014 Republished with Permission By Merry Neitlich, Director of the Coach’s Edge. Contributors to this article include: Kori Ade, Marina Zueva, Tom Zakrajsek, Phillip … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is the ISU on the Wrong Course?

Article Reposted from ‘A Divine Sport’ with Permission Posted on October 24, 2017by clairecloutier It’s unclear what problems they are trying to fix with recent rules change proposals In the last 6 … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Basic Training 101: Periodization Principles For Figure Skating – An Easy-To-Use Workbook – by Coach Tom Zakrajsek – A Layman’s Reflections

Basic Training 101:  Periodization Principles For Figure Skating  – An Easy-To-Use Workbook – by Coach Tom Zakrajsek  A Layman’s Reflections I write this not as a review, or critique as … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

2017 U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council May 4 – 7, Colorado Springs, CO

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT 2017 Board of Directors and Governing Council Meetings May 2017 Samuel Auxier, President Excitement and anticipation are the two words that, for me, describe the 2017 … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

U.S. Figure Skating President says Russia should be banned from 2018 Olympics over doping

When asked about U.S. Figure Skating’s stance on Russia taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, USFS Association President Samuel Auxier did not mince words. “It was … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment