International Competitive Figure Skating – Issues and Events

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

Consequences of the cancellation of the Free Skating/Free Dance at the ISU Grand Prix Bordeaux (FRA)

Official Statement from the ISU on the aborted Trophee Eric Bompard (TEB), along with ISU Communication # 1980 containing the detailed measures and the Standings which have been updated accordingly.

23 Nov 2015 – Lausanne, Switzerland

The ISU acknowledged the decision. Accordingly, while the Short Program/Short Dance segments had been completed on Friday, November 13, 2015, the rest of the event, namely the Free Skating/Free Dance segments scheduled for November 14 and the Exhibition Gala, scheduled for November 15, 2015 were cancelled.

According to Article 17, paragraph 1. r) of the ISU Constitution, the ISU Council unanimously agreed upon several measures related to the Trophée Eric Bompard 2015

  1. ISU World Standing/Ranking Points and Prize Money
  2. Qualification Criteria ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and Tie Breaking Criteria
  3. Exceptional Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final qualification criteria

ISU Communication 1980 contains the detailed measures and the Standings have been updated accordingly.

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Source of the above information:


Blazing Blades Commentary

With the above criteria established for this precedent setting circumstance, it is now more important than ever for the full ISU Congress to accept, discuss and vote it’s approval of a permanent set of criteria governing interrupted/cancelled ISU sponsored skating series to include, Junior Grand Prix, Grand Prix and Challenger Series events and how point breakdown for World Ranking and attendance at Series Finals will be governed. 

Blazing Blades encourages ISU member representatives put forth it’s recommendations for such action, to include requesting that this topic be formally added to the official agenda for the 2016 ISU Congress gathering. This topic should have been developed into an official rule or set of rules a long time ago instead of leaving it to a lot of flailing around after the recent terror incident in Paris.

Time to step up ISU members and get this done.

Peter Murray – Editor, Blazing Blades



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