ISU skating awards to start in 2020

ISU skating awards to start in 2020

Kelowna, Canada, October 29, 2019: The International Skating Union, Skate Canada and Art on Ice are proud to announce that the first ever ISU Skating Awards will be held on the occasion of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships Montreal 2020.

Awards in seven categories will be given to outstanding athletes, choreographer and coach. Additionally, an innovative mix of figure skating, dance and Cirque Nouveau will be showcased, featuring captivating music acts and several live performances - involving all 2020 ISU World Figure Skating Champions and medalists.

The ISU Skating Awards is a new format that will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2020, bringing a glamorous finish to the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020.

Guests, VIPs and ISU Skating Awards nominees will arrive on the red carpet at the famous Bell Center in Montreal.

Step 1: A long list of candidates will be announced on December 1, 2019 and on-line voting will open, allowing the media, public and ISU Members to vote for their favorite candidates through a new on-line voting platform. On-line voting will be possible from December 1, 2019 to February 10, 2020.

Step 2: Following the on-line vote, three nominees in each category will be selected and officially announced on March 10, 2020.

Step 3: A star-studded Jury will determine the winner of each category and the winners will be revealed and presented with their Award on the occasion of ISU Skating Awards held on March 22, 2020.

There are seven award categories and single skaters, pairs or ice dance couples are eligible for each award:

*Most Valuable Skater

*Best Costume

*Most Entertaining Programme

*Best Newcomer

*Best Choreographer

*Best Coach

*Lifetime Achievement Award

Source: and Montreal 2020 – ISU World Figure Skating Championships Montreal 2020