International Competitive Figure Skating – Issues and Events

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

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

Anti-Trust Battle wages between EU Commission and International Skating Union (ISU) – An Update

Commission sends Statement of Objections to International Skating Union on its eligibility rules. The Statement of Objections, contained in their press release @ http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-3201_en.htm states The European Commission has informed the International … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

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