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Skate Canada – The ISU Skating Awards is a new addition to the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020. The ISU Skating Awards will take place in conjunction with the world championships on Sunday, March 22, 2020 between 16:00 – 18:30 EDT (21:00 – 23:30 GMT) in Montreal, Canada.

The ISU Skating Awards is a combination of the Exhibition Gala and an Awards show in honor of all those who participated in the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020. In tradition with the Exhibition Gala format, the 2020 world medalists will perform an exhibition number that will be coupled with live musical acts and exciting production numbers that combine contemporary skating and dance. For the first time ever at the world championships cirque nouveau will also be on display during the show. Seven Award categories for skaters, coaches and choreographers will be awarded.

As of today, the public, media and ISU Member Federations can pre-register on the ISU Skating Awards online voting platform.

The public can pre-register on the online voting platform and will only be able to cast one vote per user in the following categories: Most Valuable Skater, Best Costume, Most Entertaining Program, Best Newcomer.

Media can also register via the “Media Registration” section. All media registration requests will be vetted by the ISU Media Team and media will have the possibility to vote in the following categories: Most Valuable Skater, Best Costume, Most Entertaining Program, Best Newcomer, Best Choreographer, Best Coach.

On December 1, 2019 a long list of candidates will be announced, and the online voting will officially commence, allowing the public, media and ISU Member Federations to vote for their favorite candidates.

All parties will have the opportunity to vote from December 1, 2019 to February 10, 2020.

Once the votes close on February 10, 2020 three nominees in each category will be selected and officially announced on March 10, 2020.

The winners will be determined by a star-studded jury and will be revealed and presented with their Award at the ISU Skating Awards on March 22, 2020.

 ISU Skating Awards categories

There are seven Award categories:

  1. Most Valuable Skater: Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple who best managed to increase the level of popularity of our sport with their fan base, media attention and sponsor appreciation.
  2. Best Costume: Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple whose costume reflects creativity, contemporary implementation, fashion, style and originality.
  3. Most Entertaining Program: Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple whose program had the best music selection, expression, creativity, contemporary implementation, originality and overall performance.
  4. Best Newcomer: Honors a  talented Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple whose entry in the ISU Senior level Events was successful and memorable.
  5. Best Choreographer: Honors the choreographic work of a choreographer who successfully inspired one or several Single Skaters and/or Pairs and/or ice Dance Couples
  6. Best Coach: Honors a coach who delivers professional and efficient work and achieves outstanding results with one or several Single Skaters and/or Pairs and/or ice Dance Couples.
  7. Lifetime Achievement Award: Honors a figure skating legend having achieved great success and popularity and is considered a role model in the figure skating world.

For further information on the ISU Skating Awards, please consult the FAQ on the ISU Figure Skating Awards page and the Montreal2020’s FAQ.

The ISU, Skate Canada and Art on Ice held a press conference on October 26, 2019 to unveil and explain the ISU Skating Awards. The full press conference is available on demand on the Skating ISU YouTube channel.

To receive the latest information on the #ISUSkatingAwards please subscribe to the ISU Newsletter here.

About International Skating Union

The International Skating Union (ISU), founded in 1892, is the oldest governing international winter sport federation and the exclusive international sport federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) administering the sports of Figure Skating (Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance), Synchronized Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating worldwide. The objectives of the ISU are to regulate, govern, promote and develop its sports on the basis of friendship and mutual understanding between athletes. Currently three ISU disciplines are included in the Olympic Winter Games program (Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating). For further information please visit isu.org.

About Skate Canada

A not-for-profit organization, Skate Canada is the oldest figure skating organization in the world and is recognized by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the International Skating Union as the governing body for the sport of figure skating in Canada.  As the largest learn-to-skate teaching organization in Canada, Skate Canada is dedicated to creating a nation of skaters both recreationally and competitively.  Skate Canada is comprised of ten regional sections that are made up of over 1,200 skating clubs and 180,000 members, including over 10,000 volunteers and coaches who are dedicated to creating safe and healthy learning, training, and working environments in our communities. For further information please visit skatecanada.ca.  

About Art on Ice

Internationally-renowned music stars performing their greatest hits live, the world’s elite Olympic and Championship ice skaters choreographed in perfect synchronization and an unforgettable show with spectacular special effects – this combination of superlatives is enough to melt the ice.

Year after year, millions of viewers, whether live in the stadium or at home in front of the TV, are enchanted by the passion and power of Art on Ice and its artists.

A star-studded line-up, breathtaking performances and a show rich in emotion all converge to create an unsurpassable experience. That is Art on Ice.  For Further information please visit www.artonice.com.

 

For Information: 

Emma Lindblad, Communications Coordinator
+1 (613) 747-1007 ext. 753
elindblad@skatecanada.ca