International Skating Union

NameInternational Skating Union
DisciplinesSpeed Skating, Figure Skating, Short Track Speed Skating


One of the oldest International Federations of any sport, the ISU governs all skating disciplines on ice. Apart from the Olympic disciplines of figure skating, speed skating and short track speed skating, it also oversees synchronised skating, which is similar to figure skating but performed by large groups of skaters.


Tenure Name Country Notes
1892—1895 Pim Mulier NED
1895—1925 Viktor Gustaf Balck SWE
1925—1937 Ulrich Salchow SWE
1937—1945 Gerrit van Laer NED
1945—1946 Herbert Clarke GBR ad interim
1946—1953 Herbert Clarke GBR
1953—1955 James Koch SUI ad interim
1955—1967 James Koch SUI
1967—1967 Ernst Labin AUT
1967—1969 Jacques Favart FRA ad interim
1969—1980 Jacques Favart FRA
1980—1994 Olaf Poulsen NOR
1994—2016 Ottavio Cinquanta ITA
2016— Jan Dijkema NED