International Skating Union

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International Skating Union
International Skating Union
Founded 1892
Place of foundation Scheveningen , the Netherlands
president NetherlandsNetherlands Jan Dijkema
Association headquarters Lausanne , Switzerland
Official languages) English ( French , German and Russian are auxiliary languages)

The International Skating Union (Engl. International Skating Union short ISU ) is the international governing body for speed skating and figure skating . The ISU was founded in 1892 in Scheveningen , the Netherlands , and is the oldest winter sports federation. It is currently based in Lausanne , Switzerland .


During the second half of the 19th century, speed skating and figure skating competitions were occasionally organized in different parts of the world. With the appearance of international competitions in both speed skating and figure skating, as well as the establishment of ice skating clubs and national associations, it was urgently necessary to develop international standards and rules. In July 1892, the Dutch Ice Skating Club convened a meeting for all countries interested in international ice skating competitions. The congress in Scheveningen followed , during which the ISU was founded.


year event place annotation
1889 The first world speed skating championship is held NetherlandsNetherlands Amsterdam only men
1891 Hosting of the first European speed skating championships and European figure skating championships , the latter organized by the Austrian and German ice sports associations German EmpireThe German Imperium Hamburg only men
1893 The European championship in speed skating and figure skating German EmpireThe German Imperium Berlin
1896 The first world figure skating championship Russian Empire 1883Russian Empire St. Petersburg only men
1897 The first world speed skating championship outside of Europe Canada 1868Canada Montreal only men
1906 The first ISU figure skating championship for women SwitzerlandSwitzerland Davos
1908 The first ISU figure skating championship in pair skating Russian Empire 1883Russian Empire St. Petersburg
Figure skating (including individual races for women and men, pair skating , and special figures ) was the first winter sport to be included in the program of the Olympic Games . United KingdomUnited Kingdom London In 1908 in the program of the Summer Olympics
1924 Speed ​​skating and figure skating are part of the program of the first Winter Olympics. FranceFrance Chamonix
First world figure skating championship for women and the first in pair skating
1930 First world figure skating championship outside of Europe (women and men singles, pair skating) United States 48United States New York City
1936 First world speed skating championship for women SwedenSweden Stockholm
1952 Ice dancing was integrated into the ISU figure skating championships. FranceFrance Paris
1970 First speed skating sprint championship for men and women United StatesUnited States West Allis The ISU championship was subsequently declared a world championship
1976 Ice dancing was in the official program of the Olympic Winter Games included AustriaAustria innsbruck
1985/86 First ISU World Cup Speed aligned Nine stations in seven countries Individual distance world cup
1995/96 Introduction of the Figure Skating Grand Prix
1996 First individual speed skating world championships JapanJapan Nagano
1999 First four continents championships in figure skating CanadaCanada Halifax Africa, America, Asia, Australia (with Oceania)
2000 First world championship in synchronized figure skating United StatesUnited States Minneapolis
2006 The speed skating discipline team pursuit was in the program of the Olympic Winter Games included ItalyItaly Turin
2014 For the first time, a figure skating team competition was held at the Winter Olympics RussiaRussia Sochi


The ISU organizes competitions in the disciplines of figure skating , synchronous figure skating , speed skating (long track) and short track .

figure skating

Synchronous figure skating

  • World championships
  • Junior World Championships
  • Juniors World Challenge Cup

Speed ​​skating

Short track


Member associations

The following member associations belong to the ISU:

country Association Year of joining
AndorraAndorra Andorra Federació Andorrana d'Esports de Gel 1995
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina Federacion Argentina De Patinaje Sobre Hielo 2004
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina Union Argentina de Patinadores 2006
ArmeniaArmenia Armenia Figure Skating Federation Of Armenia 1994
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan Azerbaijan The Skating Federation Of Azerbaijan Republic 1995
AustraliaAustralia Australia Ice Skating Australia Incorporated 1932
AustraliaAustralia Australia Australian Ice Racing Inc. 1957
BelgiumBelgium Belgium Koninklijke Belgische Kunstschaatsen Federatie 1979
BelgiumBelgium Belgium Koninklijke Belgische Snelschaatsfederatie 1979
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Savez Klizackih Sportova Bosne I Hercegovine 1994
BrazilBrazil Brazil Confederacao Brasileira De Desportos No Gelo 2002
BulgariaBulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian Skating Federation (БЪЛГАРСКА ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ ПО КЪНКИ) 1967
ChileChile Chile Chilean National Figure Skating Federation 2019
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China Chinese Skating Association (中国 滑冰 协会) 1956
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China Chinese Figure Skating Association (中国 花样滑冰 协会) 1956
Chinese TaipeiChinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Skating Union 1983
DenmarkDenmark Denmark Dansk Skøjte Union 1913
GermanyGermany Germany German Ice Skating Union 1950
GermanyGermany Germany German speed skating community 1950
EstoniaEstonia Estonia Eesti Uisuliit 1928
FinlandFinland Finland Suomen Taitoluisteluliitto 1960
FinlandFinland Finland Suomen Luisteluliitto 1908
FranceFrance France Fédération Française des Sports de Glace 1908
GeorgiaGeorgia Georgia Georgian Figure Skating Federation 1992
GreeceGreece Greece Hellenic Winter Sports Federation (Ελληνική Ομοσπονδία Xειμερινών Αθλημάτων) 2015
Hong KongHong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Skating Union Limited 1983
IndiaIndia India Ice Skating Association of India 2003
IndonesiaIndonesia Indonesia Federasi Ice Skating Indonesia 2013
IrelandIreland Ireland Ice Skating Association of Ireland 2008
IcelandIceland Iceland Skautasamband Íslands 2000
IsraelIsrael Israel Israel Ice Skating Federation 1992
ItalyItaly Italy Federazione Italiana Sport Del Ghiaccio 1927
JapanJapan Japan Japan Skating Federation (公益 財 団 法人 日本 ス ケ ー ト 連 盟) 1926
CambodiaCambodia Cambodia Cambodia Ice Skating Federation 2017
CanadaCanada Canada Skate Canada 1947
CanadaCanada Canada Speed ​​Skating Canada 1894
KazakhstanKazakhstan Kazakhstan National Skating Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan 1992
QatarQatar Qatar Qatar Skating Federation 2014
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Skating Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic (Каток Городской) 2014
ColombiaColombia Colombia Federación Colombiana de Patinaje 2015
Korea NorthNorth Korea North Korea Skating Association of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1957
Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea Korea Skating Union (대한 빙상 경기 연맹) 1948
CroatiaCroatia Croatia Hrvatski klizački savez 1992
LatviaLatvia Latvia Latvijas Slidošanas Asociācija 1926
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Ice Skating Association 2014
LithuaniaLithuania Lithuania Lithuanian Skating Federation 1980
LithuaniaLithuania Lithuania Lithuanian Speed ​​Skating Association 1980
LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg Union Luxembourgeoise de Patinage 1971
LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg Union Luxembourgeoise de Patinage de Vitesse 1996
MalaysiaMalaysia Malaysia Ice Skating Association of Malaysia 2009
MexicoMexico Mexico Federacion Mexicana de Patinaje Sobre Hielo y Deportes de Invierno 1987
Moldova RepublicRepublic of Moldova Moldova Figure Skating Federation of the Republic of Moldova 2014
MonacoMonaco Monaco Federation Monegasque De Patinage 2003
MongoliaMongolia Mongolia Skating Union of Mongolia 1960
MoroccoMorocco Morocco Association of Moroccan Ice Sports 2011
New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Association Inc. 1964
New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand Ice Speed ​​Skating New Zealand 1983
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Koninklijke Nederlandsche Schaatsenrijders Bond 1982
North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia North Macedonia Skating Federation of Macedonia (Федерација за Лизгачки Спортови на Македl) 2017
NorwayNorway Norway Norges Skøyteforbund 1894
AustriaAustria Austria Austrian Speed ​​Skating Association 1995
AustriaAustria Austria Austrian Figure Skating Association 1995
PeruPeru Peru Peruvian Ice Skating Federation 2019
PhilippinesPhilippines Philippines Philippine Skating Union 2004
PolandPoland Poland Polish Figure Skating Association 1987
PolandPoland Poland Polski Związek Łyżwiarstwa Szybkiego 1925
RomaniaRomania Romania Romanian Skating Federation 1933
RussiaRussia Russia The Figure Skating Federation of Russia (Федерация фигурного катания на коньках России) 1991
RussiaRussia Russia Russian Skating Union (Главная страница сайта) 1991
SwedenSweden Sweden Stockholm's Allmänna Skridskoklubb 1892
SwedenSweden Sweden Svenska Konståkningsförbundet 1946
SwedenSweden Sweden Svenska Skridskoförbundet 1905
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Swiss Ice Skating Association 1911
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland International Ice Skating Club Davos 1896
SerbiaSerbia Serbia Serbian Skating Association (Клизачки савез Србијe) 2006
SingaporeSingapore Singapore Singapore Ice Skating Association 2008
SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia Slovenský krasokorčuliarsky zväz 1993
SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia Slovenský Rýchlokorčuliarsky Zväz 1998
SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia Zveza drsalnih športov Slovenije 1992
SpainSpain Spain Federación Española de Deportes de Hielo 1956
South AfricaSouth Africa South Africa South African Figure Skating Association 1938
South AfricaSouth Africa South Africa South African Speed ​​Skating Association 1938
ThailandThailand Thailand Figure and Speed ​​Skating Association of Thailand 1988
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic Česky krasobruslařský svaz 1923
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic Česky svaz rychlobrusleni 1991
TurkeyTurkey Turkey Türkiye Buz Pateni Federasyonu 1990
UkraineUkraine Ukraine Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation (Українська федерація фігурного катання на ковзанах) 1992
UkraineUkraine Ukraine Ukrainian Speed ​​Skating Federation (Федерація ковзанярського спорту України) 1992
HungaryHungary Hungary Magyar Országos Korcsolyázó Szövetség 1908
UzbekistanUzbekistan Uzbekistan Winter Sports Association of Uzbekistan 1992
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Ice Sports Federation 2013
United StatesUnited States United States The United States Figure Skating Association 1923
United StatesUnited States United States US speed skating 1965
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom National Ice Skating Association of UK 1892
VietnamVietnam Vietnam Skating Federation of Vietnam (Liên đoàn Trượt băng Việt Nam) 2019
BelarusBelarus Belarus Skating Union of Belarus 1992
Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus Skating Federation 1995

Web links

Commons : International Ice Skating Union  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence